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Game Of Thrones: Fire & Blood - Brewery Ommegang

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Reviews: 133
Hads: 931
Avg: 3.75
pDev: 34.4%
Wants: 34
Gots: 147 | FT: 5
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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.

Ommegang and HBO® announce the newest beer in the Game of Thrones® collaboration series. Through its first three seasons, the critically acclaimed drama has become the biggest show on HBO.

Named after the motto of House Targaryen, Fire and Blood is inspired by Daenerys Targaryen and her three dragons, Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion. To celebrate the rebirth of dragons, three different labels were created by the Game of Thrones visual effects specialists, each depicting one of Daenerys' feared dragons. Randomly distributed amongst the cases, each case will contain all three bottles.

On sale March 31, in time for the debut of Season 4, Fire and Blood makes for the perfect season premiere pairing. The beer is available in 750ml bottles and 1/6 barrel kegs.
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into my Ommegang chalice a clear deep auburn color with a nicely formed craggie light tannish colored atop that sticks like glue to the glass.Aromas of toasted cereal grain,light spiced phenols,and maybe a touch of vanilla.Quite dry on the palate with more spiced phenols,and mild nuttiness in the finish,the anchos don't provide much fruitiness but still a decent flavor profile.Not bad but not an overly complex beer,nice to to try another one of the "Game of Thrones" projects.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of MadScientist
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Caution, treat the cork like you've got champagne here as the cork came flying out with an enthusiastic pop, then ricocheted of my thumb to find my chin and that was from a well chilled bottle. No harm done so moving on.

A lightly hazy, medium copper colored ale; the chill haze fades as it warms. The persistent head is creamy to rock, pouring about a finger think and leaving thick ropes of lacing on the glass.

A mix of lightly smokey, dried chile peppers and rye spicy notes dominates the aroma. There is a supporting Belgian yeast spice note and a caramel malt aroma.

The chile flavor is there but restrained with just a hint of heat. The flavor of the rye and nutty, graininess of the spelt almost dominate. There is a medium malt sweetness with a light hops bitterness. Some moderate fruit flavors are coming through that are somewhere around the orange, light fruit with some raisin territory. The finish is medium with a light chile pepper and smoke aftertaste.

A creamy, medium bodied beer with a strong level of carbonation.

Think of a Dubble blended with a rustic grain Saison and a light touch of smoked dried chiles. There is a lot of flavors in here but it does become overwhelming as the flavors are medium to light in intensity and well balanced.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.04/5  rDev +7.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -53.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. The label has a nice description of the beer and it lists the abv at 6.8%.

Appearance: The body has a dark garnet red color with a light haze and a tall light tan head. The head builds up quickly and settles slowly. The head also makes some nice glass lacing.

Smell: Overall the nose is fairly light but I get some light malt with mild Belgian yeast notes. It’s mild fruity and funky come out more as it warms. I also pick up some mineral notes and some spicy vegetable like spicy notes from the Ancho chillies.

Taste / Palate: Up front I get mildly sweet maltiness bring bready and fruity notes across the tongue. Apple, red pears and plums stand out here. Mild spicy notes as well as yeast notes move in and add some dryness. The finish has more dry spice as well as some light hop bitterness.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. Had on tap at the pig & Fiddle. L: Fills the glass with a bright brown liquid 3” light tan foam cap, rocky and lacy.
S: a touch of ancho, malt, spice and fruit.
T: More of a subtle heat than a big fire. There is malt, spice some of the ancho flavor, a hint of caramel, some dark sugar. The heat is in the finish but it is not outrageous – anchos are hot but not hot like a habanero or even a jalapeno – anchos have more of a sweet hot.
F: Creamy, fine soft carbonation, medium full body
O: Interesting and drinkable but not a favorite.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber red with a lot of rising bubbles. Huge four finger off white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing.

Smell: A toasty and yeasty malt forward aroma with good hints of caramel and spices. Belgian yeast with hints of pepper, clove, and the added chilies. Toasted malt with hints of wheat, grains, rye, caramel, toffee, and biscuit. Fruit hints of banana, apple, lemon, grapefruit, and orange. Dark fruit hints of raisin and fig. Floral and earthy hops with hints of grass. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a yeasty and toasty Belgian tinged red ale taste with big notes of spice and caramel. Upfront Belgian yeast along with notes of clove, pepper, and chilies. Sweet toasted malt with notes of wheat, grains, caramel, toffee, rye, and biscuit. Fruity esters of banana, apple, and dark cherry and raisin. Citrus hop notes of orange, lemon, and grapefruit. Earthy notes of grass. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Creamy, spicy, and fairly drying.

Overall: A pretty good twist on a red ale. Big Belgian yeast and spice presence with the red malt notes.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Game Of Thrones: Fire & Blood from Brewery Ommegang
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