Wild Heaven Ode To Mercy Imperial Brown Ale |Decatur, Georgia
I wanted something to enjoy during the Auburn-Georgia game. I enjoyed this beer. I’m not enjoying the game. I bought this at Gravity Growlers. That’s one of the benefits of moving to Columbia County. I’m not far from them. I bought a quart of the Wild Heaven Ode to Mercy. I figured it some mercy might be a good thing.
This has a smoky taste. First taste is a bit dry but on second taste it starts to open up and is malty with a slightly sweet edge. Depending on how much time you have between sips its either sweet and malty or dry and malty. You need to try this brew cold and then when it has a chance to warm up. It isn’t as smoky or toasty when it warms up. Well maybe…. but not at the start but on the finish. At 8% I have to nurse this 32oz growler.
I think I poured it a bit fast and got a pretty foamy head. I bought the growler at 6:50 and was pouring it at 7:15. I don’t think it had a chance to settle down.
I had some buffalo wings with this brew. It held it’s own. It kept its flavor even with the heat.
I took a look at their website and they said: “What could possibly be better than the combination of deep roasted malts, coffee, oak, and a smooth, creamy finish? Ode To Mercy overflows with bold flavors woven into a very balanced and approachable beer that finishes with creamy lingering hints of oak, coffee (specially blended by Athens, GA’s 1000 Faces), and roasted goodness. Bright citrus hops peek through from time to time, adding additional layers of complexity. Suggested food pairings: Barbecued chicken, Kielbasa, prime rib, cheesecake, English Cheddar Cheese, pate, and Munster cheese.”
Damn, I’m cursed by that coffee from Athens. Hints of oak? Yeah. I think that’s a good description especially when you have a sample at the growler store. A quick burst out of a tap always seems to shift the mouthfeel to light side and only a hint of the flavor. Oak seemed to be the one I was tasting on the sample. This brew is much heavier than a quick sample reveals.
It’s halftime and Auburn is behind 17-7. We gave them 10 points off of penalties and fumbles. I love the Georgia-Auburn game and I hate it. It’s 50-50. We win or lose spectacularly. I think I’m going to post this and call it good. I had a good brew tonight either way. I love my Tigers. War Eagle.
Ode To Mercy-I need it
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