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Fire And Blood Red Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 606
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 12
Gots: 83 | FT: 3
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kojevergas on 03-11-2014)
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Reviews by puboflyons:
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New Hampshire

3.89/5  rDev +7.2%

From the corked caged 750 ml. bottle. Sampled on May 27, 2014.

Explosive cork turns into a deep chestnut brown pour with reddish hues and a long-lasting fluffy off-white head.

Plenty of Belgian yeast and toasted biscuit malts on the nose. A touch of spice in the background.

Body is thin to medium but the texture collapses to carbonation bubbles quickly.

The taste is also nice and toasty with a dash of spice but not as obvious as I thought it could be. Slightly sharp bitterness to end. It has many of the Belgian characteristics I would expect but it seemed a little thin.

05-27-2014 19:49:19 | More by puboflyons
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North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

04-06-2014 21:53:23 | More by oberon
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New York

4.24/5  rDev +16.8%

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.

03-30-2014 01:10:33 | More by MadScientist
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-16-2014 04:01:54 | More by tbryan5
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4.04/5  rDev +11.3%

08-19-2014 01:04:44 | More by GameOfBeers
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-07-2014 06:40:48 | More by freshflesh
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-08-2014 02:22:43 | More by DaftPatrick
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-16-2014 04:50:38 | More by aquazr1
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-01-2014 10:47:18 | More by BeerDrinkingDiver
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-23-2014 02:31:04 | More by dankjohn
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-06-2014 04:15:07 | More by mjtiernan
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-16-2014 22:07:58 | More by ChaseBacon
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-15-2014 06:30:49 | More by Funky-Brewster
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-10-2014 08:58:04 | More by ExNihilo
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4.18/5  rDev +15.2%

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.

06-24-2014 05:33:10 | More by MattyG85
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-07-2014 22:42:42 | More by Mantooth
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-21-2014 21:10:03 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-07-2014 04:17:45 | More by amstokesdb9
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-29-2014 01:43:30 | More by briandaube
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West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-01-2014 22:53:48 | More by williamjbauer
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West Virginia

4.01/5  rDev +10.5%

I loved the last version of the Game of Thrones beers, I've never seen a single episode and guess what I'm still liking the Ommegang/HBO concept of teaming up for special release beers based on a TV series/movie like this. I've smoked Soprano cigars from CAO, why not a Brewery Ommegang Game of Thrones beer, look at the concept based on three different labels I've seen there is a connection to me for an amber ale brewed with ancho chilies to represent a fire breathing dragon from the series on all three labels.

Appears a deep muddled dark amber body with off white cream colored head layers up like a textured milk shake very thick and fine bubbled carbonation streams to the bottom of the glass.

Aroma has smoked chilies, deep amber bready qualities, cherry and fresh sliced green apple tartness...maybe hints of burnt wood and a slightly smokey chocolate character from the deep roasted amber malts.

Darrk bitter cherry skins hit with a fruit note, very much earthy herbal bitterness rolled into the yeast dryness, spicy black pepper and finish of controlled but vegetable heat of the ancho chilies creats a nice mix of flavors.

My suggestion is to start out cold and let it warm up to brighten up even more flavor aspects, very complex and well thought out beer from Brewery Ommegang. Super dry finish, hard to believe they added the chilies on top of the deep tree bark like earthiness I'm getting from the hops and spice combination available in this beer already, the heat is slow and low barely lights a flame on the palate but it's in the backend and evident with each burp I've let out...However I've had a lot of Mexican food today including a mango pico de gallo with serrano and jalapeno chilies so I'm not sure what direction the spice is hitting my palate. All I know is it's a different type of heat, well integrated into the flavors of the beer, I'm okay with it.

On the mouthfeel it does slap the palate around a bit from the super dry end of the spectrum, to bitter/tart dark fruits, and finished with the chilies in the nares and back of the throat there's multiple challenging aspects of this beer, but I'm a fan carbonation is super heavy like most effervescent big bottled offerings from Ommegang or any other Belgian style brewery who knows what they are doing.

Overall very impressive, a complex beer that makes it feel like something new that hasn't been done yet or all that often. A new style not overdone or done in a unique way adds to the excitement and rating of a beer for me quite a lot, especially if it's something I like to taste and talk about the next day as well.

04-14-2014 03:07:01 | More by WVbeergeek
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

05-15-2014 12:56:23 | More by kwkdmk
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

05-29-2014 23:42:20 | More by Ice_cyclops86
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Fire And Blood Red Ale from Brewery Ommegang
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