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Fire And Blood Red Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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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: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours two fingers of head on a hazy straw colored body. Looks great.
The aroma is musty earth and leather; not really enjoyable.
The taste has a big malty start with some mild lemon bitterness to round it out, though it seems bland overall.
The texture is fizzy, higher carbonation and thin bodied.
It was okay, but not something to have again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into tulip glass.

A: Pours a quite murky crimson-brown hue with a towering cream colored head that impressively lasts a long time and leaves absurd amounts of lacing behind as it settles. Head retention is nothing short of spectacular. I'm not usually one to rave about aesthetics, but this is a gorgeous beer.

S: Lots of fruitiness upfront, reminds me of apples and pears. A hint of spice: clove mostly and just a touch of chile pepper. A nice bit of earthy malts coming through as well. This is fairly complex to my nose, and I quite like the aroma.

T: A bit of a notch down from the nose, admittedly. Lots of bready malts in the forefront with some strong Belgian yeast flavors. Fruitiness is quite strong; fresh apple skins, pears, a hint of lemon and banana. There's a lot of spice in the middle as well—cloves, some peppery alcohol, I guess I'm detecting some of those chile peppers this is supposedly brewed with. The finish is a bit of apple, bread, and a nice wave of some hop bitterness. My main complaint here, however, is the aftertaste. It's a bit of a weird metallic alcohol flavor with some lingering yeast. It's borderline unpleasant. If you can get past that, the beer itself is quite tasty.

M: A very solid medium body. An effervescent, slightly strong carbonation definitely heightens the spice notes and really tingles the palate. A touch of creaminess, and just a notch below a silky texture. Drinks fairly easy. Doesn't finish too dry—leaves a bit of a coating on the tongue.

O: I'm a huge fan of Game of Thrones, to say the least. I've unfortunately missed out on their previous themed offerings, so I made sure I didn't pass this one up. The style is admittedly not my favorite and it's not something I rave about, but I can appreciate how well done this brew is. There's some complex aromas, an above average flavor profile, all packed inside an easy to drink beverage. I'm looking forward to drinking the second half of this bottle as I watch the new episode of Game of Thrones!

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A: Poured from the 750 ml bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is dark brown with mahogany hues when backlit. Large (2+ finger) big-bubbled head on top. Good foamy lacing sheets the glass.

S: Faint bready nose - fresh baked wheat bread with a touch of nuttiness and sweetness. Some spice is evident as it warms.

T: Bready cereal grains. Fruit - ripe apples and plum skins. Modest peppery spice. Finishes with a surprising hoppy bitterness that cuts through the sweeter stuff and the spice. And speaking of spice. . . at first I didn't get any heat from the ancho chili peppers, but after a few sips I realize it's there - faintly - on the back end of the palate, and lingers a bit in the aftertaste, more so as you work your way down the glass.

M: Active carbonation provides a nice fizziness - and gives the impression of lightness in the heft.

O: Good stuff. I wouldn't characterize this as an American Amber/Red, however. It's more of a hybrid - call it a Belgian Red, as the fizziness in the feel makes it seem more Belgian than American.

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