Game Of Thrones: Iron Throne | Brewery Ommegang

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Game Of Thrones: Iron ThroneGame Of Thrones: Iron Throne
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Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States | website

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewery Ommegang and HBO are partnering on a series of beers inspired by the critically-acclaimed drama Game of Thrones. Launching ahead of the season 3 debut on March 31, Iron Throne, a blonde ale, is the inaugural beer in the series and the result of a creative collaboration between Brewmaster Phil Leinhart and HBO.

“No one enjoys their job more than I do -- producing and developing new brews to delight lovers of fine beer, add to that the opportunity to collaborate on a beer based on the cultural phenomenon of Game of Thrones and exploring ways to make the beer truly reflect aspects from the show. It made us approach development in a completely new way and I think the first edition Iron Throne reveals that. With a Lannister currently on the throne, it made sense to do a delicate, but piercing Golden Blonde Ale with Noble hops. Iron Throne is certainly fair in color and soft in appearance, yet it still possesses a complexity and bite to be on guard for.” -Phil Leinhart, Brewmaster at Brewery Ommegang

Added by MadScientist on 03-21-2013

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Reviews: 138 | Ratings: 797
Reviews by brewtus:
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4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into slim chalice. Pours hazy straw yellow with a white two finger head. Smells of Belgian yeast, heavy straw grain, some bananna, some coriander maybe. Very carbonated, taste is dry and a lot like the smell, banana, Belgian yeast, lots of grain, peppery. This is novelty beer and one that tastes pretty good. It's nothing amazing but it's bubbly texture and earthy taste is simple but refreshing.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of MadScientist
4.64/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: This beer pours a pale golden with a touch of haze. The off-white head is persistant with two fingers of creamy, somewhat rocky foam settling slightly.

S: There is a peppery note right up front with a spicy, citrus aroma. A moderate floral hops aroma and a some Belgian yeast fruit and spice aroma. The yeast aromas blend really well with the grains of paradise spicy citrus notes. The malt aroma is light with a simple clean sweetness that teams up with something else in there to give a light cotton candy note in the background.

T: The malt and spice are what you taste at first reflecting the aroma with a citrus spiciness. The malt bring a medium amount of sweetness which is balance by mix of moderately-light hops bitterness and some of the spice. The yeast is again bring a mix of light colored fruit flavors like orange and nectarine along with a black pepper quality. The light hops flavor is a bit more in the back behind the rest being earthy and spicy. The balance is about even depending on the temperature. The finish is off-dry with an aftertaste of peppery, citrus spice and clean sweetness.

M: It's a bit fluffy being a light bodied beer with a moderately strong carbonation.

O: An elegant, well balanced blonde beer with a touch of a spicy edge, which reflects the House of Lannister. There's all the elements promised here; that Belgian Blonde light with it's almost lager like profile while still having a light touch of Belgian qualities along with a citrusy, peppery spice. It's a great beer whether you like the show or not and perfect for when you you want a flavorful complex beer that is still refreshing for a sweltering hot day.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Photo of Beerswag
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into tulip glass.apprearance is memorable, golden semi-transparent with a tint of orange color. Nose is of banana peel and meyer lemon peel, followed by a wheat aroma. Head is most remarkable here; four and a half finger head(at least). Takes three minutes for fluffy cloud-like foam with a very creamy appreance. head retention and lacing is full of large bubbles, not very resinous/sticky.Mouthfeel is a bit dry with a hop or two in the profile as well, giving this brew a slight bite. essence of coriander, clove, and finishes with a nice apricot/peach flavor.Definately a treat for spring time, with about 4 months on it..i would give this beer about 6-12 months from the release date january 2013 for prime-time consumption. Lable reads serve at 40f; ai enjoyed it more around 50-55f.

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4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at New World Tavern Plymouth--served into a tulip glass

Appearance: high carbonation, bright yellow-gold in color, 3/4 inch head, clear

Smell: pineapple, hay, and tropical fruit

Taste: pineapple, hay, tropical sweet fruit juice, sugar, and citrus hops at the end

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, moderate-high carbonation, bitter with sweetness in the middle

Overall: A very enjoyable BPA. It does have the distinct Ommegang taste to it. I could do several glasses of this and would look for it if I was looking for a beer in this style.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.26/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Game Of Thrones: Iron Throne from Brewery Ommegang
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