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Fire And Blood Red Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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739 Ratings
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Ratings: 739
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 23
Gots: 123 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kojevergas on 03-11-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 739 | Reviews: 113
Photo of hopsputin
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

LOOK: Dark colored brew with a soapy white head that leaves lacing on the glassware. Slightly cloudy but free of sediment.

SMELL: The aroma is malty, has some yeast esters, and a touch of smoke.

TASTE: Lively and bright on the palate, Belgian yeast is factoring in big, perhaps even Brettanomyces at play here. Light herbal hops and a kiss of Poblano in the finish. Balanced, dry, almost neutral on that point. Then again, you have farmhouse flavor, more than fair amount of hops, and the peppers adding a slight tang and spiciness. Finishes clean with just a hint of spice.

OVERALL: Not your everyday Red ale by a long shot.

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of osuskin
2.96/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JayRichter44
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lynn
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Snodman
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budlum
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vincehayter
4.31/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Earthy with pepper character, would drink again.

Photo of cubs943
4.63/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I really liked this beer.

Photo of Maxtodon
4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of misternebbie
4.26/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BvilleBrewGuy
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spacecake9
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My local grocery store has a special price on this bomber so I grabbed one.
A - Pours a dark brown with a 1" head of tight bubbles that settles quickly.
S - Typical Belgian yeast aroma.
T - I don't think I have ever worked so hard to figure out the flavors in a beer. With every sip I moved this around my mouth, trying to hit all my taste buds and come up with something. The ancho chillies came through once like a bullet but then it was gone. Good flavor but it must be attributed to the malts and the yeast.
M - Medium mouth feel and very carbonated.
O - Not the best Ommegang has to offer but solid. Good but not Very Good.

Photo of Will_cigars-n-brews
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssmack
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A dark murky brown amber colour. Two inches of head formed by mixed sized bubbles that comes from the wheat and spelt grain. Very good lacing and retention.

A steely, grassy aroma with strong Belgian yeast smell. But still weak compared to the taste.

Lots of flavour. Good rye taste but not too harsh. I am not sure what the spelt should taste like. The chili taste is handled well and does not dominate the taste. The chilli is moderated by the sweet malts and yeast. All of these different tastes are integrated well together.

Heavy mouthfell and a great carbonation nip.

Excellent ale. Well-made with lots of flavours.

Photo of JGam115
3.26/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Opaque sanguine, fluffy white foam. Heavy esters with peel, bready. Bitterness from the chili, melted Swedish fish.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heyden
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good for occasional night out. Not an everyday beer

Photo of Svingjo
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pencible
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a cloudy dark mahogany with fluffy light tan head.
S: It smelled like grassy and waxy hops, with some spicy Belgian yeast.
T: It tasted like earthy grass and waxy hops, with some spicy Belgian yeast. It had a clean waxy aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with lots of fine natural carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was an ok Belgian ale, but the scent and taste didn't have any unique character. The body was good, and the finish was smooth, so it was pretty easy to drink. Not bad, but very forgettable brew.

Photo of BeerBob44
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hamrwolf
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lgmol
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Fire And Blood Red Ale from Brewery Ommegang
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