Fire And Blood Red Ale - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by Kendo:
3.98/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: Poured from the 750 ml bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is dark brown with mahogany hues when backlit. Large (2+ finger) big-bubbled head on top. Good foamy lacing sheets the glass.
S: Faint bready nose - fresh baked wheat bread with a touch of nuttiness and sweetness. Some spice is evident as it warms.
T: Bready cereal grains. Fruit - ripe apples and plum skins. Modest peppery spice. Finishes with a surprising hoppy bitterness that cuts through the sweeter stuff and the spice. And speaking of spice. . . at first I didn't get any heat from the ancho chili peppers, but after a few sips I realize it's there - faintly - on the back end of the palate, and lingers a bit in the aftertaste, more so as you work your way down the glass.
M: Active carbonation provides a nice fizziness - and gives the impression of lightness in the heft.
O: Good stuff. I wouldn't characterize this as an American Amber/Red, however. It's more of a hybrid - call it a Belgian Red, as the fizziness in the feel makes it seem more Belgian than American.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 23:44:40 | More by Kendo
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4.53/5 rDev +24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer is just awe-inspiring. I had heard good tales told of Ommegang and its Belgian roots, but had never had the opportunity to try any of their offerings until I saw this at my local Total Wine. I was immediately intrigued at least by the novelty of a Game of Thrones inspired beer, but when I read that it was a Belgian style red ale with a good BA score and heard that it came highly recommended by the employee doing tastings of various other beers that day I knew I had to try it. This beer looks incredible. It pours an amazing dark ruby color and formed three or four fingers of fluffy white head that passed the rim of a large glass and did not even hint at disappearing until I myself drank the beer, which left gorgeous lacing all the way down. The taste was also something truly unique as it combined the malty profile of a very flavorful red ale with the unique taste of Belgian yeast, one of my favorite things about Belgian style beers. Altogether this is a truly unique beer which looks, feels, smells, and tastes incredible. Utterly beyond comparison.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 12:19:43 | More by MaddestHatter
Fire And Blood Red Ale from Brewery Ommegang
82 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.