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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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82
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739 Ratings
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Ratings: 739
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 22
Gots: 123 | 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:
Beer added by: kojevergas on 03-11-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 739 | Reviews: 113
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from corked bottle into tulip. Massive fluffy head on an amber brown color...looks really nice. Earthy, spicy, wheaty, rustic, maybe funky aroma...Belgian of course. Taste of malty, spicy, earthy and slightly hoppy caramel...a slight dose of heat in the finish. Very dry mouthfeel, spicy, full - really nice. Overall, I think this is a fantastic brew. Not sure why the low-ish ratings here, but this is a very unique, well-crafted, brew.

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4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1 pint, 9 oz brown bomber like bottle. Corked and capped. Game of Thrones inspired label with one of the 3 Dragons of House Targaryen. Just in time for the new season! Can't say I'm a huge fan of the tv series, but I am however a geek when it comes to the books. This label is very Thrones like, and is very classy regardless of the HBO ad on it. Poured into an Ommegang stemmed tulip.

A - pours a deep hazy dark reddish color with hints of fiery copper when held to the light. Hence the fire and blood theme. Head poured very large and provided a slow paced spectacle of off white stick.

S - lovely Belgian yeast notes with hints of all sorts of spices. Dark fruits let off an anazing aroma. soft rye, Clove, coriander lead the way with a sharp hint of those chili peppers described on the bottle. A real wheat and breaded malt do nice in balancing the spices.

T - bread and caramel malt give this initial flavor some sweetness before letting off some solid dark fruit notes. The spices in the flavor lend a little more to the chili pepper than the clove and coriander though all were still detected. Rye and wheat only add to the overall character of this unique flavor. Ommegang style yeast in the finish.

M - medium bodied with a good but not great texture. Finish is dry with spice. Flavorful no question about it. Just not quite as thick as I was expecting. Good overall feel though.

O - unfortunately we didn't get the first 2 from this series and that's upsetting, but this was a very good experience and I can only hope we get any future Ommegang GoT themed brews. This is one that may come off a bit unique, but for me its exactly what Daenerys Targaryen would be drinking during her evenings plotting and watching those 3 dragons of hers flying in a land the Dothraki people call home.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a deep ruby color with active bubbles streaming from the bottom of the glass and a thick head with huge bubbles. Smell is cherry, chile peppers, and Belgian yeast. Feel is thick and chewy with mouth-filling carbonation at first but flattend and thins out as it sits. The taste is bold, with the spices complementing but not overpowering the yeastiness. The finish is dry with a touch of licorice. Overall, this is good, but it starts off much better than it finishes.

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3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a short head covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of Belgian yeast, dark fruits and toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that hints of spicy ancho peppers and rye are noticeable towards the finish. The chili peppers seem to become a little stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. As the beer warms up, the chilies lend a little heat towards the mouthfeel in the finish.
O: This beer may start out seeming a little bland, but once it warms up and the peppery finish kicks in, the taste becomes interesting.

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Fire And Blood Red Ale from Brewery Ommegang
82 out of 100 based on 739 ratings.