Fire And Blood Red Ale - Brewery Ommegang
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Ratings: 598 | Reviews: 91 | Display Reviews Only:
3.61/5 rDev -0.6%
Serving: Bottle into oversized snifter
Served: 30 July 2014
Appearance: Pours a hazy, ugly brown color with a dirty off-white head. Beer has a sickly brown color that really makes it look awful. Head doesn't stick around very long and leaves minimal lacing.
Smell: Soft notes of caramel, pecan, and toffee, much like a dubbel actually.
Taste: Similar to the smell but with a strange herbal astringency which I attribute to the inclusion of chili peppers in the brew. The taste isn't awful, but the strange non-beery, herbal bitterness is somewhat offputting. If the brewery is going to include chili peppers, it should have played a much bigger role so there's at least something interesting about their inclusion.
Mouthfeel: Good carbonation results in a relatively soft brew on the tongue.
Overall: In general, this is a beer I really can't rap my head around. Uninspiring at best.
08-04-2014 00:16:16 | More by Beric
Fire And Blood Red Ale from Brewery Ommegang
82 out of 100 based on 598 ratings.