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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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739 Ratings
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Ratings: 739
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 23
Gots: 123 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a brandy snifter.

A - The body borders between crimson and sienna in hue. The head is both fizzy and frothy, and dissipates relatively quickly at first, but the last ring hangs around for some time.

S - Dates, caramel, and rooibos. Just a hint of smoke and peppery spice.

T - This beer has a very complex mix of flavors. Brown sugar, cinnamon, orange rind, and clove all intermingle. The hops are a tad underwhelming, but have a pleasant spice character. Then comes hints of earthy pepper spice from the ancho chile. When a bit of the spice catches some carbonation, you can really taste it. But most the of the time the spices are subdued. The finish has an fleeting smoky note.

M - Pleasantly medium bodied, with a notable fizz from the carbonation.

O - Better than I expected - especially for what is essentially a novelty beer. It is hard to balance the spice level in chile-infused beers, but I wish the ancho was a bit more pronounced. Ommegang deserves credit for taking risks with the Game of Thrones brews. The artwork on the bottles is pretty cool, too. However, one of these was enough for me!

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Pours a dark red with tons of tight small bubbles in the head. Lasts a long time. Smell a little briny and bitter... not my favorite aspect. Taste is nice, good malt, fruity, good bittering finish. Mouthfeel is medium, good carb, ok balance. Not a beer I would probably pursue again, but not bad.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours out with lots of foam. Hilly-topped head with a commitment to lacing. The beer itself is a dark red-amber. Very hazy with yeast suspension.

Belgian amber malt and yeast aromas. It has a dirty musty quality with some off-putting notes. Faint pomme and toast.

Musty malts with contributions from the spelt and rye. Not particularly fruity, but there are notes of apple and berry. The spiciness is shortcoming, as there is hardly a trace of heat and just the most sparing note of ancho. Maybe more like a whisper of smoke along with the spiciness of the rye. Reminds me a little of Scythe and Sickle, but not nearly as rewarding.

A decent feel. Soft and easy. Carbonation mostly escaped, but the body is good.

It's much better than when I had it on draft. Still, a very passable ale.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From tap to pint

A: Dark amber-red, almost brown in color. Poured with a small wispy head that doesn't last.

S: The bouquet is sweet and phenolic, with notes of oak and leafy wet hops, kinda dank. Alcohol is there but not overwhelming.

T: Cherry, berry esters right away, reminding that this isn't a traditional American amber. Sweet and malty, the hop profile is a little disjointed up against the Belgian yeast. Alcohol is there but not enough to break up the sweet aspects. Finishes long and sweet.

M: Kinda think and sticky for the style. Maybe a little more carbonation would make this more refreshing.

A decent brew, I like the idea, but the yeast and hops clashed a bit.

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Fire And Blood Red Ale from Brewery Ommegang
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