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Fire And Blood Red Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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Fire And Blood Red AleFire And Blood Red Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

557 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 557
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 11
Gots: 75 | FT: 5
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 teromous:
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teromous

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Way, way, way over-carbonated. The cork practically popped itself off, and pouring only a bare trickle caused the entire glass to foam up. Beneath the mountainous off-white head of fluffy foam, there is a very nice, clear, dark shade reddish-brown body. Tons of lacing because it eats my glass from tip to tail. Anyway the beer looks really good. It has too much head though. I never thought I'd say that about any beer.

S: Spicy. There's a lot of spice on this one. It's very yeasty smelling. Smells like cedar and some noble hops, some scents that I really can't place, but it has a spicy earthy character to it. Very interesting. I'd say it's pretty amazing to sit here and smell it trying to figure it out.

T: More of what I got on the nose. Lots of cedar like chewing on a pencil, fresh hop flavor but very low on bitterness. Yeast flavor. It's a very rich tasting beer. Not something I could drink more than one of. It has decent hop flavor but it seems to get pushed out of the way by the other spices, or at least muddied by the other flavors.

M: Very good mouthfeel. Spritzy with good bitterness. Definitely an American Red with the hop bitterness and everything else going on.

O: This is a very interesting beer to drink. It's not something I got bored of drinking, because it had so much going on. I don't know that I would recommend it as an American Red Ale, but rather a spiced or herb ale. It has quite a bit of spicy herbal flavor to it. It certainly has the American Red style going on, but I think the forward focus seems to be on the spice. It's very hard for me to really pin a score on this so I'm just going to go with my gut. It's a very fun beer to drink. The head is huge and can literally float out of the top of the glass without causing spillage, the scent is very inciting, and the flavor is confusing enough to the palate to make it an interesting beer to taste, much like reading a big novel.It's a beer that I would recommend a person try at least once, but it really isn't something I could drink more than one of. It's like a meal that has numerous good flavors, but is just too rich and has too much going on. The fact that I've been thinking so hardly about how to rate this beer should say something about its complexity but also about the caution the drinker should take. It is complex and tasty, but very rich and rambunctious.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 21:40:01 | More by teromous
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Fire And Blood Red Ale from Brewery Ommegang
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