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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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564 Ratings
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Ratings: 564
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 11
Gots: 76 | 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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BeezNeezy22D

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-07-2014 18:09:05 | More by BeezNeezy22D
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itswaz

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I have to admit that I was really looking forward to trying this because of the addition of ancho chilis in the batch. What a huge let down. The brew itself is ok, not bad, but certainly not Ommegang quality. The pour produced a solid head with a good bit of lacing on the back end. The smell is a mixture of caramel, burnt wood, and cardboard. The mouthfeel is weak and finally taste is weaker. The beer has no character, and could use more chili, spice etc. I had high hopes for this one and for the price, is just not worth it.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 18:06:55 | More by itswaz
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-07-2014 17:24:49 | More by Dave_Treat
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ThePaleRider

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-07-2014 16:16:51 | More by ThePaleRider
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jamis

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-07-2014 15:59:11 | More by jamis
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-07-2014 15:57:43 | More by Rekrule
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-07-2014 15:46:14 | More by Gww1864
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-07-2014 15:35:56 | More by MSandahl23
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REY_CORTEZ

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-07-2014 15:30:16 | More by REY_CORTEZ
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braican

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-07-2014 15:24:02 | More by braican
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earlholman

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-07-2014 14:09:07 | More by earlholman
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Pat316

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-07-2014 13:14:58 | More by Pat316
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The latest season premiere of of the famed HBO show- Game of Thrones kicks off with heightened anticipation, partially fueled by the release of Ommegang's "red" ale. Fire And Blood is a spicy Belgian red with a floral, fruity, and peppery note to entice onlookers of the turbulent series.

Fire And Blood pours with a dark, russet brown color with threads of rust, crimson and chestnut slivering through. Its large and billowing head is stained with mocha as it climbs toward the rim. Its slow settling gives the ale a rocky appearance with frothy texture and lacing to define each drink taken.

Its spicy and toasted aromas are chocked full of bread crust, buttered toast and flaked croissant. Even with a floral waft that seems of chamomile and honey, its dominant pepper character is of natural peppercorn and of faint chipotle.

Any sweetness is short-lived as its mild malt character quickly favors the toasted, crusted and slight savory taste of moderatly kilned barley- nutty, semi-rich and somewhat winey. Its middle turns to dryness as the sweetness fades and allows a dry fruit presence to balance against the spice. But as its red apple and cherry tone commence, its the cracked peppercorn and chili pepper flavor that pulls ahead, ever so slightly. Its finish is spiced with alcohol, capsaicin and toasted dryness as the fruit fades and its malt structure is arid to close.

Medium-light in body, the beer's high effervescence lifts the malt and propels its spicy attitude. A decline of malt ensures that pepper, wood spice and toasty dryness prevails in finish. Echoes of spice and chamomile waft about as as a thin coat of oil is left behind on the palate.

Fire And Ice is an toasty red ale with influences heavily favoring Belgian Dubbel, but with impressions of pale ale, red ale and spiced beer playing a part in the background- likely an ideal choice for the symbolic nature of the whimsical show.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 05:01:23 | More by BEERchitect
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I_imbibe

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I, too, bought into the hype, mostly because I knew our shop would sell out and I didn't want to miss out. GOT fans are buying it for the bottles, and want all 3 dragons. It pours a milky, dark brown, with a 2 inch head, though I had a vigorous pour. The smell is sour with roasted malt and dark fruit. I cannot smell the chilis. The mouthfeel is great, full, crisp and the flavors complex. I am hit with that roasted malt, sour, dark fruit flavor so common in dark Belgians, and a bit of cocoa. I do not get the anchos until late, right on the bite and aftertaste. This reminds me of a bit more mellow Troubadour Obscura, which is a favorite, though I am disappointed with the lack of anchos. I wanted to get hit by it.
Overall, a very good brew. However if Ommegang is going to mix traditional Belgian styles with craft techniques I want to see them really push it, which they could have with the anchos, though I understand this is a beer meant for the masses. Not everyone can handle 3 Philosophers.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 04:54:24 | More by I_imbibe
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TheHumanTorch

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-07-2014 04:32:25 | More by TheHumanTorch
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amstokesdb9

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-07-2014 04:17:45 | More by amstokesdb9
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ipc2000

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-07-2014 04:01:15 | More by ipc2000
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-07-2014 03:19:03 | More by Oakenator
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-07-2014 03:03:33 | More by mrebeka
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Lucoli

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-07-2014 02:54:40 | More by Lucoli
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ralphw56

Nevada

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-07-2014 02:49:53 | More by ralphw56
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Gmann

New York

3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an amber brown color with a big bubbled off white head that slowly dissipated. Good retention.

The aroma is clovey, definitely of a Belgian yeast strain, which is no surprise. Musty farmhouse. Light lemon, tart apple and some juicy fruit. Nice bright aroma.

The taste is big on the yeast phenols. Lots of clove and musty farmhouse. Tart apple. Some tea like notes from the malt. Kind of one dimensional. Don't get anything from the chiles.

The feel is light to moderate with lots of fizzy carbonation. Sweet on the palate but not cloying. Slightly dry in the finish.

A good beer but a bit boring. Nice yeasty flavors but that is about it. Drinks well.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 02:47:41 | More by Gmann
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-07-2014 02:46:15 | More by crbnfbr
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LouPulin


4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-07-2014 02:39:04 | More by LouPulin
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-07-2014 02:38:16 | More by Pens1967
Fire And Blood Red Ale from Brewery Ommegang
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