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Fire And Blood Red Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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82
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663 Ratings
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Ratings: 663
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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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Snow81, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

nick_asian, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

JohnBender, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Kmlund, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

archero, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of LuvLagunitas
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy hue of reddish-orange. Beautiful, almost like it hasn't been filtered. Quite a substantial off-white head leaves a bit but not too much lacing on the glass. Decent amount of carbonation at first but it slowly dwindles.

S: Simple. sweet malt with a little hint of alcohol. Touch of musky earth. Pretty much what a amber/red ale should be. Nothing off-putting.

T: Like Easter sweetbread from the malts, but no real hop qualities are there. For the lack of hops, this is surprisingly well balanced. The ancho chilies aren't very pronounced, but still leave a slight singe on the back of the palate. The chilies are very mild, even as it begins to warm up. Quite enjoyable.

M: Crisp and clean. Not thick or heavy in the least bit. Leaves the lightest slickness about the mouth. Enough carbonation to sizzle the tongue and feel the heat of the chilies.

O: Not a crazy or truly out of the ordinary brew. Mild would be the best way to describe it. I've had a few beers in the past that have used chilies/peppers as ingredients and this was much more session-able. If you didn't know they used the chilies, you probably wouldn't be able to pick out the flavor. Overall though, this was a very good and enjoyable red ale. Simple and delicious.

LuvLagunitas, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

RandyBoBandy, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

ArtZan, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

MatthewD4, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

NoProblem, Apr 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

trubeernick, Apr 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

ThisMoonlife, Apr 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

jheezee, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Zach122, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of wvsabbath
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type - 22o caged and corked bottle

Appearance - Tanish brown with red tint. Monster 3 inch foamy head, tons of sticky lacing.

Smell - Floral hops, yeasts, smoke pepper, lots of spices. Grapes, raisin, lemon. Bready malts, a little rye.

Taste - Very yeasty and floral, sweet fruits like orange, lemon, and tangerine are upfront. Lots of spices with a little rye mix. Though there is a lot of flavor, its a little muted. The added peppers provide some warmth and are more noticeable in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Tongue gets floral fruits, yeasts and some spices. Palate gets more floral fruits and yeasts, bready malts and some pepper. Aftertaste is floral with some pepper warmth.

Overall - Not bad, a little light and easy drinking. Has good flavor yet its just a little tamed down. The peppers add a nice touch, but are a little to tame. A good beer, glad I got to try just nothing world class.

wvsabbath, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

wonothesane42, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

BeenTired, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of mntlover
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy murky dark copper color, nice looking red. Head is light tan with very good retention that leaves some good lace.

Aroma is nice lightly tart notes on a good fruity malty base. Good earthy brew might be something i could believe that would be available back in those days tartness from what ever wild-lings may be floating around.

Taste is like the nose, good farm house tartness. Nice malt base good fruit bananas, tart cherries good spice cloves mainly with some good herbal notes. Weird its in the American amber style I would say its a Farmhouse Ale.

Mouthfeel is nice a medium with lightly peppy carbonation. I would say the mouthfeel is on par for the style I would put this brew in, but a tad to peppy for an amber.

Overall I like this one for the price its a pretty decent farmhouse ale that I would buy again if I could.

mntlover, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of SteveB24
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

appearance; color is a hazy, light brown/deep tan, pours a finger of off white head comprised of surprisingly larger bubbles, giving the foam a suds-like appearance and texture, retains well. constant stream of bubbles in the beer itself.

smell; belgian yeast, dark fruit, black pepper, rye bread.

taste; not unlike smell, you get the classic belgian yeast and dark fruit notes along with black pepper, sweet malt character, as well as an unidentifiable, oat like flavor, (possibly from the spelt?),
and a nice kick from the chili in the finish.

mouthfeel; medium/ full body, very carbonated, the sticky foam lingers on the tongue.

overall; a tasty, unique experience, can be described as a nice, belgian dark ale with a kick of heat in the end with actually works pretty well. they held back a bit on the ancho, the spiciness was present but mild and i didn't detect any smokiness at all. i don't think this is a bad thing. just that the description makes the beer seem "riskier" then it is.

SteveB24, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle, with bottled on date of 12/04/2013 printed on the bottleneck. Best by 12/2015 also printed there. This will be my third beer from Brewery Ommegang, and the second of their Game Of Thrones themed beers. I've never seen the show, and don't care, I'm just here for the beer.

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice coppery ruby reddish colored body with four plus fingers of frothy tan head. Very excellent head retention, and it leaves nice fat sheets of bubbly lace. Looks very nice.

S - The smell is interesting, but not as pronounced as I had hoped. Belgian yeast is apparent, some citrusy / wine-like notes - grapes, cherries, lemon. This must be the "dark fruit" the label describes, but it's not as much as I'd like. Earthy caramel / red malt.

T - The taste follows the aroma - it's nice, but it's lacking something. Grainy / earthy red malts, Belgian yeast, carbonation, bubblegum, and maybe some bitter hop presence, but I wouldn't say there is really any ancho chile noticeable on the aroma or taste.

M - The feel is very crisp and spritzy. Very carbonated, but it mellows as the beer sits. Very bready, dry, and sticky on the finish. Medium-full bodied with high carb. Very drinkable stuff, either way.

Overall, it's a nice red ale, and a poor chile beer, but I suppose it's right where I wanted it to be. Interesting enough, but simple and not overly unique or complex. Worth a try, but not something I would go out of my way for to have again.

Brewery Ommegang Game Of Thrones Fire And Blood Red Ale ---3.5/5

mfnmbvp, Apr 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

PastaZombie, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

goblue3509, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of teromous
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

teromous, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

kew, Apr 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

sneaks2210, Apr 26, 2014
Fire And Blood Red Ale from Brewery Ommegang
82 out of 100 based on 663 ratings.