Beer Reviews: Tripel Nova and Mercy by Ale Asylum

By scot in Beer, Lounge on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

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Up until these two beer reviews I have had only two Ale Asylum beers but liked both and have looked forward to the chance at having more. roshe run flywire A recent trip to southern Wisconsin with Rich gave me a chance to pick up a few more of their beers. Tripel Nova and Mercy where the lucky ones selected.

I had Tripel Nova is a Belgian Tripel and the first as it was the lighter of the two beers. The glass pour was typical with a minimal amount of foam over a partially cloudy beer. Fruit, spice, alcohol, yeast, and wheat were all part of the aroma to varying degrees. The fruit seemed to stand out most. The taste had a similar fruitiness and mixture of flavors with the alcohol making its presence known in the finish. A complex beer that seemed to have a bit more fruit and sweetness than my tastes would have cared for. 7/10

Mercy, a Belgian Dark Strong Ale, was my second and final beer for the evening. Heck both of these beer clocked in at over 9.0%, so that was plenty. The clear pour had a thin layer of white foam that didn’t last more than a few seconds but somehow found its way to create some blotchy lacing throughout. roshe run flywire femmes The aroma and taste both have sweet, toffe, and caramel malts blended with dark fruit (plum and raisin) with a spicy finsh on top of slight alcohol. A very pleasant beer that could easily be served at cellar temperatures. 8/10

After enjoying these two latest beers, I can’t wait to find my way back up to Ale Asylum for more. Enjoy!

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