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Iron Throne - Brewery Ommegang

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623 Ratings
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Ratings: 623
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 65
Gots: 100 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

kennethkearns, Apr 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Ajbradsher, Apr 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

ebenicr, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Mike099, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Zorro
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chill hazed honey colored ale with a massive puffy white head.

Smell is spicy and herbal with lots of coriander and lemon in the scent. Flowery with lots of floral aroma, similar to Hennepin. Smell is a little grassy with a big honeysuckle malt aroma.

Starts out dry and spicy with a lingering lemon after taste. Slightly bitter. This has that Grains of Paradise aroma and taste to it sort of like pepper but not. Nice taste.

Mouthfeel is full.

Nice beer with no faults. Still Hennepin is better.

Zorro, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

andthevolcano, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

Barbie, Apr 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

outoffocus, Apr 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

stortore, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of prototypic
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

prototypic, Apr 20, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Packaged on 02/06/13, best by 02/2015. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a cloudy gold color with a couple inch white head. Head retention is very good, and there's a lot of lacing that sticks around the glass. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like citrus peel, peppery spice, bananas, Belgian yeast and some grassy hops. The brew tastes mostly like the aroma, but there's also the addition of some herbs, honey, and some wheat/bready malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's easy to drink and has nice, lively carbonation. I think this is a good overall brew, too bad it was limited and not readily available. $7.49 a bottle.

bluejacket74, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of wedge
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold in color, slightly hazy despite my best efforts to leave the yeast behind, and crowned by a tall, stable, airy white head of frothy suds. Smells of pale malty sweetness, flowers, peppery yeast, spices, faint lemon, and a grassy hop touch. Earthy, dry floral bitterness, and Belgian yeast open the flavor. Cracker-like malts, juicy orange, fruity tartness, and a grassy, almost dry-hop-esque note. Medium-light, glossy mouthfeel that is quite dry and refreshing. A little surprising warmth in the throat. A well made, peppery, quenching Belgian-style beer.

wedge, Apr 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Colossus, Apr 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Colosdog, Apr 19, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bright golden amber beer, white head, some solid strings of lace, and good head retention. Aroma is very bright and pleasant. Very spring appropriate. Sugary citrus, wild flowers, spice, yummy pale malt. Taste is sweet, tart, and spicy, with candy lemon, herb, and medium amounts of bitterness. Mouthfeel reminds me of Unibroue's beer in general. Crisp and airy. Pretty enjoyable stuff here. Refreshing, flavorful, and fun to drink.

tastybeer, Apr 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

yankeepride, Apr 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

basileorri, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

cjohal85, Apr 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

MSandahl23, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

cnbrown313, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

shehateme, Apr 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

EyePeeAyBryan, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Pat316, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Tjvan2, Apr 15, 2013
Iron Throne from Brewery Ommegang
84 out of 100 based on 623 ratings.