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Fire And Blood Red Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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661 Ratings
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Ratings: 661
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 17
Gots: 101 | FT: 4
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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Photo of Fordknox
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

Fordknox, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of kkleu357
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

From notes on 6/16/14

Drank this while watching the season finally last night. It was much better than I expected. I didn't care for last years GoT beer, so I didn't have high hopes for this. Had a nice malty aroma. Taste was malty, slight spice, not spicy (hot), but spice. Very sweet. Beer poured with a lot of head. Even the last glass poured an hour after the bottle was opened still had a good foamy creamy head.

kkleu357, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of kingmaker
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

kingmaker, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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.

generallee, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Ebrill
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Ebrill, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of secondtooth
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky red/amber with prodigious head of off-white suds. Sloppy but thick lace.

Nose is spicy and yeasty Belgian-style, all the way. A little hint of peppery spice, too, which is fitting.

Taste is bright and fruity — an explosion of dark berry notes and a tint of chili pepper (actually Ancho chilies) that meld well with the spicy Belgian yeast. Finishes an almost funky sour flavor. This is a complex, subtle, and well-rounded brew that’s delicious and unique. Bravo, Ommegang, for twisting the traditional Belgian into something unusual yet delicious.

secondtooth, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of HarmonMW
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

HarmonMW, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of jtsomr
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

jtsomr, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

GRG1313, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of RancidAggro
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

RancidAggro, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of Sinfull
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Hazy amber/brown color , huge off-white head. Aroma of rye malt , yeast and caramel. Grainy , yeasty and spicy taste with moderate hops bitterness . Long bitterness in aftertaste.

Sinfull, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of thgreatrandini
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

thgreatrandini, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Roberto11232
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Roberto11232, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Unparagoned
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Unparagoned, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Bubbalito
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Bubbalito, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Basoos1
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of SteveMcGlone
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%

SteveMcGlone, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of CKav
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%

CKav, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Hoggo
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Hoggo, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of joemcgrath27
4/5  rDev +10.2%

joemcgrath27, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of clemson3
4.16/5  rDev +14.6%

clemson3, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of HattedClassic
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%

The beer pours a very bubbly whitish head that dissipates quickly but leaves a film and quite a bit of lacing. The beer itself is a blood red and opaque with a bit of copper. The beer smell is strongly malty and yeasty. The yeast is very strong and occasionally covers the other notes. One other note is the pepper who adds a nice burning scent to the beer. As the beer warms, the yeast begins to take a backseat to the hops and peppers. The hops have a bitter smell that pairs well with the pepper and light dark fruit notes become visible. The taste has the same notes but in different strengths. The taste is more malty and caramel and the peppers are much more noticeable than in the smell. The taste still has the strong yeast presence but is still more complex. The pepper is strong but it's not burning. As the beer warms, the hops become more noticeable as do the dark fruits. The dark fruits in particular improve the taste and mix well with the pepper and hops. The mouthfeel is pretty light with quite a bit of carbonation. The beer leaves a pretty dry mouth afterwards. Overall, a decent beer. It's worth getting at least once, but I wouldn't crawl into a burning funeral pyre to hatch three dragon eggs for it.

HattedClassic, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of rjholcomb
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

rjholcomb, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of EthanJDay
3.12/5  rDev -14%

EthanJDay, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of NJRobD
4.44/5  rDev +22.3%

NJRobD, Sep 04, 2014
Fire And Blood Red Ale from Brewery Ommegang
82 out of 100 based on 661 ratings.