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Iron Throne - Brewery Ommegang

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85
very good

611 Ratings
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Ratings: 611
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 61
Gots: 97 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MadScientist on 03-21-2013)
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-13-2013 23:19:29 | More by AngusOg
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%

750ml bottle served in a snifter.

L - hazy and bubbly golden yellow with a fluffy white head that left lots of heavy lacing.

S - citrusy yeast with a bit of earthiness.

T - earthy and yeasty with some tartness on the finish.

F - medium bodied with fine carbonation.

O - decent tasting, worth a try.

04-01-2013 00:11:52 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +8%

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.

04-11-2013 14:37:23 | More by tigg924
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-20-2013 22:20:08 | More by outoffocus
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-02-2013 20:54:18 | More by kscaldef
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-13-2013 22:37:33 | More by Gagnonsux
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-01-2013 07:11:20 | More by strongaf
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-01-2013 01:11:24 | More by warnerry
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-01-2013 03:55:43 | More by AlexFields
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prototypic

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -5.3%

Iron Throne pours an attractive straw color. Carbonation looks to be very active. Tons of bubbles! Backlighting gives it a brighter yellow look. It’s a tad hazy. The head is soft white and rises to about three fingers in height. It takes a long time to fully dissipate. A thick web of lace lines the glass as it descends. Good lookin’ stuff!

The nose is a little weak, but smells pretty good. Smells spicy and yeast up front. Belgian yeast smells really nice and brings its usual spicy attributes. Pepper is by far the strongest. Smells a little earthy, grainy, and grassy. The grassiness smells like noble hops. There are some light floral and fruity characteristics. Smells like apple and lemon on the fruity side. Alcohol is there, but doesn’t come through all that strong. Not bad.

The flavor is about on par with the nose. It is a bit sweet and malty initially. Grainy, earthy, and grassy notes follow. Grassy hop flavors are stronger than anticipated. Definitely tastes like noble hops. They’re a little bitter. Belgian yeast is tasty. It’s a bit bready and spicy. Pepper is definitely the strong spicy flavor. Fruit notes of apple and light lemon follow. They’re secondary, but complement the other flavors well. Alcohol is mildly noticeable, but is blended well overall. Finishes yeasty, spicy, grassy, and dry. Not bad.

Iron Throne has a lighter body. Feels too thin. Needs more body. Carbonation feels relatively soft given the volume of bubbles. It’s not smooth, but it goes down rather easily. This 750 isn’t presenting too much of a challenge.

Iron Throne is good beer. It’s not quite as good as I’d hoped, but it’s still well worth your attention. Personally, I’d prefer a little less grassy hops and a little more Belgian yeast. Just my preference. Pretty good stuff in any case. Definitely worth a try.

04-20-2013 03:12:46 | More by prototypic
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cosmicevan

New York

3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

a few days late to the party, but sometimes it takes a few days to find some time to sit down with a beer and a television show for an uninterrupted hour. alas we are here...show loaded up, beer ready to go, matching glass...let's see what this whole experience is all about.

a - popped the bottle, and the beer poured a transparent yellow with a generous three fingers of frothy head and extremely lively carbonation. ya gotta give it to ommegang...they are a brewery that consistently produces a visually stunning beer. the head is massive and chunky and the lacing is milkshake like. not as creamy as the classics for the style, but time and time again ommegang has shown that you can brew belgian classics in the states.

s - yum. there's that bubblegum belgian yeast. smells dynamite. clove, banana, bubblegum, belgian candy with a touch of earthiness. a bit heavy on the sweet side.

t - has a distinctive ommegang taste, but extremely earthy. much like the nose, bubblegum and clove, but the dirt of the earth steals the show.

m - lively carbonation a bit prickly. leaves an earthy cooling aftervibe.

o - overall, decent belgian pale ale. nothing crazy, but as one comes to expect with ommegang, even the weaker beers have a quality that you can see and feel, this one just has a bit too much earth for me. let's watch the premier as i enjoy this beer and see if the show can excite me a bit more than the beer. not bad, just not something that i would want a case of to drink every week with the show.

04-04-2013 04:35:11 | More by cosmicevan
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scottfrie

California

4.5/5  rDev +20%

750ml bottle into snifter. Bottled 01/2013, best by 01/2015.

A: Pours a bright lemony golden with a huge, billowing, dense, fluffy and mousse textured bone white head that lasted in some form or another the whole beer through. Huge boulders of rocky lace were left down the glass.
S: Tons of spice, citrus, earthy herbal hops and a bit of funk. The lemon peel and peppery grains of paradise are easy to pick out. The barnyard yeasty funk is a bit of a surprise. Smells like a spicy golden ale with farts.
T: Golden fruits, lemon zest, peppery spice, coriander, white grape, dry earthy barnyardy yeast, wheat and dried grains. Great blonde ipa flavors with a kick of spice. The finish and aftertaste are full of lightly bitter and earthy hops.
M: Full bodied, rich and creamy mouthfeel, smooth and frothy carbonation. Drinks really well.
O: Really really good. Perfect amount of hops and spice and a very creamy and rich mouthfeel. One of the best in style.

04-28-2013 20:25:09 | More by scottfrie
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-15-2013 02:37:58 | More by thegerm87
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gtermi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-22-2013 00:06:20 | More by gtermi
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-06-2013 12:44:41 | More by williamjbauer
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

07-25-2013 02:41:18 | More by tommyguz
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-17-2013 16:35:33 | More by MSandahl23
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-12-2013 22:47:09 | More by ste5venla
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-01-2013 01:56:31 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev 0%

10-01-2013 23:12:52 | More by Dicers
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -3.2%

About a month old at this point.

A: Pours a clear pale gold. Enormous fizzy/fluffy head. Fades slowly with a nice island of foam sticking around. Decent streaks of lacing.

S: Sweet bready malt is apparent right off the bat. Banana and cloves, typical belgian yeast.

T: More sweet breadiness and banana with hints of grass up front. Yeasty and bready in the middle with cloves. Finish has a brief hit of grass. Cloves and spices and more grass linger into the aftertaste. All quite mild.

M: High carbonation, apparent from the enormous head. Fairly light body but not watery.

O: This would be a good beginner craft beer. Pretty mild and unoffensive, definitely a mellow BPA. Pretty tasty though, Ommegang doesn't really know how to make bad beers if I'm honest.

04-28-2013 02:06:38 | More by Dope
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

Props to my bro for purchasing this brew... 1,111th review and likely one of my last full reviews...

A - Pours a slightly hazy pale golden colour, three fingers of head with solid mountainous lacing.

S - Musty yeast, peppered cloves, citrus rind and hints of grassy hops.

T - Peppery spice comes through alongside citrus rind and sweet cloves. The grassy hops come through on the finish with a hint of wheat.

M - Lighter bodied, smooth and wet.

O - A tasty brew that fits the bill, solid flavour profile and another winner from the Ommegang brewery. Super stoked to have had the opportunity to try it, and will hopefully be able to snatch up another bottle before they're all gone.

06-28-2013 01:53:05 | More by andrenaline
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-30-2013 03:31:12 | More by bigred89
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-10-2013 15:23:34 | More by Hanzo
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

04-08-2013 05:34:50 | More by Gatordaddy
Iron Throne from Brewery Ommegang
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