Iron Throne - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by kojevergas:
3.71/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Yes, I'm aware this beer's existence is a marketing gimmick. And I'm strangely content with paying $9.00 for it. 6.5% ABV confirmed. 750ml brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap (i.e. "cage") over a cork served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; I anticipate a solid Belgian Pale but I'm weary of the gimmicky commercial tie-in. I dig the artfully done label.
Poured slowly per the label's instructions. Served straight from the fridge.
A: Pours almost entirely foam. Head is massive. Beige colour, nice cream, nice thickness, great retention. Indicative of severe overcarbonation. Body colour is a bubbly pale yellow; semitransparent and semitranslucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Boy, this appears overcarbonated. Otherwise, it's right on the money for the style.
Sm: Lemon peel, pale malts, bright grains, clove, lemongrass, floral hops, biscuity yeast, bright citrus fruit esters, and light appleskin. A moderate strength aroma. Pleasant and appealing. No alcohol is detectable.
T: Pale malts. Lemon. Lemongrass. Clove. Biscuity yeast. Not as grainy as the aroma, but still notably so. Well balanced. Grassy and enjoyable. Very pleasant. The complexity isn't notable, but the subtlety certainly is. Juicy citrus. A blond malt body. Very well executed for a Belgian Pale Ale. I'm a huge fan of it. The lemon mixes nicely with the biscuity malts and pale malts. Refreshing and tasty.
Mf: Delightfully soft. Smooth and wet. Refreshing and lighthearted. Perfect carbonation. Suits the flavour profile quite well; it's just about perfect for the style.
Dr: Incredibly drinkable and enjoyable. I'd definitely get this again - even if the price is a bit high. I'll have no trouble at all killing this by meself; it's very easy to down. Very refreshing stuff. The ABV is impressively well hidden. One of the best Belgian Pale Ales I've had this year. Another solid brew from Ommegang. They could have let this just be a gimmick and it would have sold just as well - but they put the effort in and it's quite tasty. Definitely worth trying. Great stuff for this style.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2013 05:00:12 | More by kojevergas
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3.85/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Brewery Ommegang Iron Throne Blonde Ale
Poured from bottle into CBS snifter. Served chilled.
A) Nice looking copper colored brew with lots of bubble trails and a little haze. A big frothy head slowly settled to a dusting. Good lacing...
S) Pale malt, yeast, spices, light citrus, mainly a refreshing lemon rind scent, with enough sweetness to keep things in balance.
T) The flavor of this blonde ale really hits it's stride as it warms up a bit. The grains of paradise and lemon peel are a nice combo. Very refreshing and easy drinking. Some nice grassy hop bite on the backend.
M) Lighter medium bodied brew with lively carbonation. Crisp and refreshing. Finishes up pretty dry.
O) My expectations weren't all that high. Frankly, I really grabbed a bottle because I'm a GOT fan, but this a quality brew. Now I think I'll eat every fucking chicken in this place.
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2014 18:21:31 | More by RoamingGnome
3.61/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - hazy golden straw color with white head
Smell - lemon, lemongrass
Taste - lemon peel, lemongrass, coriander
Mouthfeel - medium bodied, high carbonation, bready, slightly tart, slightly sour
Overall - decent beverage I'm glad to have tried, although a bit of a letdown
Price Point - $7.59/ 750ml bottle
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2014 22:47:34 | More by keithmurray
Iron Throne from Brewery Ommegang
84 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.