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Fire And Blood Red Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
83
good

710 Ratings
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Ratings: 710
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 17
Gots: 106 | 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:
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(Beer added by: kojevergas on 03-11-2014)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint glass
A: Dark brown with a bit of orange, a two-finger lingering head and plenty of carbonation
S: There's a lot going on but nothing stands out & as such it comes across jumbled. A bit nutty, some malt, some hops, some spice and chili, and brown sugar/dried fruit
T: Here the ancho chili comes through more but that kind of clashes with a slight underlying sweetness from Ommgang's Belgian influences. IMO for the chili to work it should be drier
M: Medium-bodied, a touch sweet, fairly smooth with light carbonation and a bit of bitterness on the backend
O: Interesting, not disappointing but not something I'd seek out again

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I had this on tap at Stone Grille in York PA , served chilled in a goblet.

The color is dark red with crimson hue and has good clarity with white cap which creates a web of lace w/ fine bead. The smell is yeast phenols with light toast and slight smell of malt and spice. The feel is toasted in texture with dry body and moderately carbonated with light sweetness and mineral element with low alcohol influence.

The flavor is yeast driven with more of a mineral taste than the nose lets on with light malt flavor that has a dry and toasted grain accent to the spice and phenolic yeast dominance in the taste with gentle nuttiness and light herbal and twiggy essence toward the finish. Overall I was not thrilled with the flavor, a bit lacking in body and balance it is a very dry red ale which is ok, but I would not purchase this again either on draft or in the bottle.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A Neither fire nor blood, but still a lovely copper hue. Fine carbonation and nice head. Lacing present.

S like every other a Ommegang beer. Nothing special in those nose. Malty, sweet, house yeast.

T/M sticky and sweet. Almost candied. As it warms, I toasted nuttiness is there. Know what isn't there? Fire. Weird vegetal flavors emerge, but I would not call them clearly peppers. It felt like they wanted to be peppers, but never made it there. Finishes dry.

O I hesitate to call this a fail, but can't say it succeeded on any level after the pour. Ambitious? Nah, just average.

Pair with ham and pepper jack so you actually get peppers and the saltiness the ham matches the malt.

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Fire And Blood Red Ale from Brewery Ommegang
83 out of 100 based on 710 ratings.