Iron Throne - Brewery Ommegang
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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
3.33/5 rDev -11.2%
First had: bottle from Edgemont Beer
Served in the #properglassware Ommegang Game of Thrones tulip, a clear, straw-yellow pour with a large puff of frothy white head that soon settled to a thick collar, leaving lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of pale malts, grainy, Belgian yeast, light fruit esters. Taste of toasted grains, Belgian yeast with a bit of clovey spice, earthy, leafy hops; a bit stale, but non-offensive. Not really my style, but for the style, I guess it's not too bad. Light-medium body, and pretty solid overall, but nothing I'd go for again.
03-28-2013 20:33:57 | More by Rifugium
3.34/5 rDev -10.9%
Pours a very hazy, pale golden yellow color with straw/banana hues and a frothy, pillowy white head. Great retention, only slowly settling into a lasting cap/ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Strong bready yeast character in the aroma with zesty spice, banana and cirus fruit notes. Some bubblegum character along with a strong banana and yeast presence. Peppery spice with hints of clove, coriander, lemon zest and grains of paradise. Somewhat inviting aroma but the yeast and banana are really strong, negatively affecting the aroma, in my opinion.
On the fuller end of medium body with lots of bread/yeast and zesty spice flavor. Again, there's a very strong banana bread flavor along with some bubblegum, clove, coriander, pepper and grains of paradise followed by zesty orange peel. The spice character is strong and his beer has some good zesty citrus fruit sweetness but the yeast and bubbllegum/banana flavors are too strong for my liking. Decent but a bit disappointing given the pedigree of the brewery and my excitement over the possibility of this series. Hopefully the other beers in the series turn out better.
10-23-2013 19:50:54 | More by corby112
3.39/5 rDev -9.6%
Bottle poured into snifter
Keep this quick...
Color, clean but slightly hazy, was served to me from a fridge. I heated it up but still slightly hazy.
Smell... Not much, belgian yeast smell..pretty plain
Taste, about the same, not much to it
Mouthfeel very carbonated
Overall it was clean tasting and refreshing but not a whole lot there, I wouldn't buy it again.
04-29-2013 03:00:29 | More by MetalMountainMastiff
3.39/5 rDev -9.6%
A- pale golden, white head comes on strong, good retention
S- banana bread yeasty character, some sweet malt
T- banana, sweet bready malt, some bubblegum in the finish
M- pleasant thickness, I'm happy it isnt thicker, I think it would become cloying with the sweetness, nice amount of carbonation
04-01-2013 02:27:11 | More by TWHartman
3.48/5 rDev -7.2%
Appearance- pale yellow color, huge foamy head
Smell- malt, spices
Taste- malt, spices
Mouthfeel- light to medium bodied, heavily carbonated
Drinkability- I thought it was pretty good but I usually don't drink this style of beer. I would have it again if I found it again.
05-21-2013 19:07:30 | More by jeffjeff1
3.48/5 rDev -7.2%
750ml corked and caged bottle. Bottled on 2/15/2013. Served in a Trappist goblet. Drank while watching Game of Thrones
Appearance: Pours a hazy honey yellow color with 2 fingers of a frothy white head with good retention. Lots of visible carbonation streaming throughout the glass
Smell: Cereal grain, Belgian yeast, sweet malt, lemon, spices.
Taste: Belgian yeast, grain, lemongrass, light malt sweetness, pineapple, hint of funk
Mouthfeel: Light side of medium bodied. Relatively high carbonation, but doesn't tear up your tongue.
Overall: I bought this almost entirely for the GoT tie in, so I didn't have too high expectations going in. I wasn't a fan of the aroma, but overall this was a pretty good beer. I'd have it again, but given the price per ounce, I probably won't buy it again.
04-15-2013 02:48:52 | More by Jonada
3.5/5 rDev -6.7%
Always up for Ommegang, this one opened with resounding pop!
Pours honey colored with a pinky of pearl colored head. Average head retention & a trace of lacing
S: Pears & apple skins
T: Follows the nose, some lemon as well, plus honey suckle up front. Honey sweetness, dryness, just a whisper of pineapple as this warms. Finishes fruitty, dry, with some golden delicious apple sweetness
MF: Light bodied, fairly soft carbonation, nice balance, but would've preffered heavier hopping
Much like the series, this got my attention, but failed to hold it. Not one of Ommegang's better offerings, but drinkable enough & true to the style. Worth a try, I guess
05-27-2013 03:36:33 | More by russpowell
Iron Throne from Brewery Ommegang
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