Iron Throne - Brewery Ommegang
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4.14/5 rDev +10.4%
Poured from a 750 ml bottle for the premiere. $8.65 for the bottle...a lot cheaper than I expected for an ommegang. Two things to note, I am having bad allergies and I'm usually not a big blonde ale guy
A - golden straw and hazy. Big eggshell white head
S - I'm getting some banana and bread
T - Like I said, not a huge fan of blondes, but this is good. I'm getting some banana and citrus. Some bread
M - Well carbonated
O - Let's be honest, this is a good beer, but drinking while watching the premiere may have made it better...like a hotdog at a baseball game is always better. But really, this is a good beer, not my style, but worth a try. Ommegang is always consistently good. May pick one up for next week's episode if some still around. Back to the show!
04-01-2013 01:40:45 | More by tigerbeer90
4.21/5 rDev +12.3%
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.
04-01-2013 01:35:14 | More by brewtus
District of Columbia
4.53/5 rDev +20.8%
750 mL bottle purchased in the Dupont Circle about a week ago, no birth date (but unnecessary for style), poured into a 3Fs Teku long-stemmed glass, drank 3/31/13...wanted to get this review in before watching the Game of Thrones Season 3 premiere (now isn't that commitment to beer!)
A: 4.5 - golden yellow coloration (just like Joffrey's hair), hazy, hazy, hazy..., white frothy three-four finger head dissipated over time into a soft glace lacing, minimal alcohol legs
S: 4.75 - estery, orange peel, lemon, banana, coriander, herbal spice...pretty classic smelling Belgian golden strong that is as good as any of the style
T: 4.5 - little-to-no hop presence or bitterness on first sip, candy sugars and banana predominate, especially on the back of the tongue, sweet aftertaste, little alcohol flavors (expected at 6.5%)
M: 4.25 - high carbonation, mild-to-moderate body...all very appropriate for style
O: 4.5 - I have read some mediocre reviews of this beer and don't understand it at all (unless these are all anti-Lannister/pro-Targaryen supporters); it pretty much nails the classic Belgian golden aroma and flavors as good as any American example that I can think of; OK, that's enough...now let's start watching this episode!
04-01-2013 01:34:03 | More by MNishCT77
3.26/5 rDev -13.1%
Drank from a goblet. Gearing up for the season premiere.
A: Pours an impenetrable rich gold with a robust, staid frothy-light head.
S: About as sweet, fruity as you'd expect. Biscuit flour, lemon, nougat. Cinnamon and coriander. Boozy overtones.
T: Bready malt intermingles with spice, dried fruit and lemon. The overwhelming sweetness dominates any potential bitterness. What is not dominated is the alcohol, which slices through the whole enterprise.
M: Oily and substantial. Heavy on the tongue and chewy.
O: Good example of a Belgian Pale Ale. Just as well that it's flying off the shelves, though, as I cannot imagine myself drinking it again. There are equally satisfying (and better) BPA's that aren't co-branded with HBO and therefore less pricey.
04-01-2013 01:10:07 | More by TheCuriograph
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
3.71/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
03-31-2013 05:00:12 | More by kojevergas
3.2/5 rDev -14.7%
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.
03-31-2013 00:57:11 | More by n2185
Iron Throne from Brewery Ommegang
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