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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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Ratings: 665
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 18
Gots: 101 | 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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Photo of HattedClassic
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%

The beer pours a very bubbly whitish head that dissipates quickly but leaves a film and quite a bit of lacing. The beer itself is a blood red and opaque with a bit of copper. The beer smell is strongly malty and yeasty. The yeast is very strong and occasionally covers the other notes. One other note is the pepper who adds a nice burning scent to the beer. As the beer warms, the yeast begins to take a backseat to the hops and peppers. The hops have a bitter smell that pairs well with the pepper and light dark fruit notes become visible. The taste has the same notes but in different strengths. The taste is more malty and caramel and the peppers are much more noticeable than in the smell. The taste still has the strong yeast presence but is still more complex. The pepper is strong but it's not burning. As the beer warms, the hops become more noticeable as do the dark fruits. The dark fruits in particular improve the taste and mix well with the pepper and hops. The mouthfeel is pretty light with quite a bit of carbonation. The beer leaves a pretty dry mouth afterwards. Overall, a decent beer. It's worth getting at least once, but I wouldn't crawl into a burning funeral pyre to hatch three dragon eggs for it.

HattedClassic, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of rjholcomb
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

rjholcomb, Sep 05, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -14%

EthanJDay, Sep 04, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +22.3%

NJRobD, Sep 04, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +32.2%

LutherBrau, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

bluehende, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Sammy, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of jam_fanz
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Ok Beer. THe head seems to be sticking around for me. Light brown color, seems very bubbly. It has a very Clove heaver after taste. Not my Favorite Ommegang Beer, But i like it more then the Take the Black Stout.

jam_fanz, Aug 29, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +11.3%

AMontanari, Aug 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

northstar23, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Corson, Aug 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

AlbertSchwartz, Aug 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

I have a few left. I guess the ancho chillies will taste better in time.

keating603, Aug 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Liana, Aug 25, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +5.8%

borgs0, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

fishguyac, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Vinithing, Aug 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Segelstrom, Aug 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 20, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -11.8%

Bobby823, Aug 20, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +11.3%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

tkdchampxi, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

KingStephenR, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

prototypic, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of bluejacket74
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

750 ml bottle, packaged on 12/23/13, best by 12/2015. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy ruby red/brown color with a couple inch light tan head that stayed around for a long time. There's also a lot of lacing. Aroma is yeasty, the brew smells like cloves, dark fruit (raisins, cherries), dark bread and peppery spice (not chili pepper spice). Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also some nuttiness, apple, earthiness and very light chili pepper flavor noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and creamy and it's also well carbonated. I think it's an OK overall brew, however if you're expecting any chili pepper spicy heat in this brew you're going to be disappointed. But if you look at this as being a red ale or a Belgian dark ale, it's not a bad brew at all. With that being said, it's not one of my favorite Ommegang selections but it was nice to try once. $7.99 a bottle.

bluejacket74, Aug 16, 2014
Fire And Blood Red Ale from Brewery Ommegang
82 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.