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Iron Throne - Brewery Ommegang

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605 Ratings
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Ratings: 605
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 58
Gots: 97 | FT: 3
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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California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-01-2013 00:01:00 | More by jpaulsen
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-31-2013 23:55:43 | More by Damian74Shensky
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analienacorn

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

03-31-2013 20:54:13 | More by analienacorn
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-31-2013 19:33:57 | More by Texasfan549
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

03-31-2013 16:35:52 | More by Gww1864
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dcg30

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -73.3%

03-31-2013 11:55:19 | More by dcg30
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

03-31-2013 06:45:48 | More by kjkinsey
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kojevergas

Texas

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.

B

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 05:00:12 | More by kojevergas
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7%

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California

3/5  rDev -19.8%

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-31-2013 02:23:34 | More by rab53
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n2185

North Carolina

3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: pours a ear golden yellow with three fingers of white head that fades into a thin cap with good lacing.

S: Belgian spices with candy sugar and sweet breads and a medicinal aroma.

T: similar to the aroma, spices, candy sugar, and bitter, hearty yeast and bread. The finish is lightly bitter with a slight medicinal taste.

M: medium-light body with medium body, this beer is light and drinkable.

O: an alright beer overall, but a bit simplistic and medicinal. It's a shame that the beer associated with such a great show is so mediocre.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 00:57:11 | More by n2185
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.8%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-30-2013 02:59:33 | More by DaveAnderson
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Shared by Jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff.

The beer is golden hued and effervescent with a couple inches of dense, white head. The aroma offers lemons, light spice, peppercorns, wheat. Smells nice. Light and refreshing. A touch of honey with lemons and biscuits. Meyer lemon cookies. A touch of hop bitterness in the finish. I am really enjoying this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 01:47:18 | More by Huhzubendah
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

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Florida

1.25/5  rDev -66.6%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7%

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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

3.19/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A - pale golden opaque beer, large white head disappeared quickly
S - heavy banana notes, not all that great a smell for an ommegang beer
T - super banana flavor, very heavy
M - probably the best part, very easily drinkable for the less then ideal taste
O - good try, but just like game of thrones looks prettier than it is

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 18:02:15 | More by vicsju1991
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BKArmstrong

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-29-2013 03:09:22 | More by BKArmstrong
Iron Throne from Brewery Ommegang
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