Game Of Thrones: Fire & Blood
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Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #432
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
83
Ranked #40,323
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 12.84%
Reviews:
154
Ratings:
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Game Of Thrones: Fire & BloodGame Of Thrones: Fire & Blood
Notes: Ommegang and HBO® announce the newest beer in the Game of Thrones® collaboration series. Through its first three seasons, the critically acclaimed drama has become the biggest show on HBO.

Named after the motto of House Targaryen, Fire and Blood is inspired by Daenerys Targaryen and her three dragons, Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion. To celebrate the rebirth of dragons, three different labels were created by the Game of Thrones visual effects specialists, each depicting one of Daenerys' feared dragons. Randomly distributed amongst the cases, each case will contain all three bottles.

On sale March 31, in time for the debut of Season 4, Fire and Blood makes for the perfect season premiere pairing. The beer is available in 750ml bottles and 1/6 barrel kegs.

Fire & Blood is a 6.8% ABV Red ale, brewed with pilsner, Cara-60, Midnight Wheat, flaked rye and spelt. Assertive hopping includes CTZ, Styrian Golding and German Tettnang hops. Spiced with de-seeded Ancho chilies. Fire & Blood has a deep, dark red hue with a persistent, creamy, off-white head. Aromas of ripe fruit, raisins, malt & slight spice, followed by a slightly floral and spicy hop character. A fruity, sweetish malt taste gives way to faint drying provided by the hops & rye.
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Photo of firesidewithphil
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fire and Blood was the first of the three GoT beers I tried in my gift set. It was the best one as well. The funny thing about this beer is that there is no chile or spice, which is kind of an oxymoron with the name. However the beer is very balanced. It has all the characteristics of a solid amber ale. It is malty, slightly bitter, and easy to drink. The 750ml bottle goes down pretty efficiently.

@firesidewithphil

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Photo of BeerBaronBear
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was really yummy! I liked the look, especially the nice frothy head, except that for a beer called "Fire and Blood" it didn't really have a striking redness to it. More of an auburn color, at best. Nice Belgian flavor and mouthfeel, although I wished some of the advertised flavors came through more - I didn't get a noticeable ancho chili taste or smell. I shared a 750mL bottle with my wife, who only drank a small portion, so I ended up drinking most of the bottle in one sitting. And I enjoyed it start to finish, which is a good indication that it was complex and drinkable enough that I didn't get tired of it at all.

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Photo of VABA
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a dark amber color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has raisins and chilie pepper hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a raisins and chilie pepper flavors
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A decent Red Ale

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VABA from Virginia, Mar 08, 2020
Photo of Bluecrow
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-effervescent amber bottle pour with a light candi sugar aroma. The flavor is distinctly Belgian. Earthy malt notes and a bit of toffee are included. The mouthfeel is fuzzy and the body is light. This is a somewhat odd style mix, but tasty.

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Bluecrow from New York, Feb 24, 2020
Photo of maddogruss
3.14/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Had this from a bottle.
A: pours a dark red (blood?) body with a small, off-white head with minimal retention and lacing
S: yeasty ester smells with some hints of banana
T: yeasty, light toffee taste with a very subtle Smokey, spicy finish.
M: medium bodied, slightly overcarbonated
O: ok beer overall; taste is a little light and feel is a little on the over carbonated side.

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maddogruss from New Jersey, Jan 12, 2020
Photo of VoxRationis
4.36/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 25.4 oz (750 ml) bottle into Ommegang/Game of Thrones tulip; no production information, but a 2019 release.
A: Pours a hazy, dark copper color with ochre highlights, a two to three finger, pillowy, wheat head, nearly a finger of long term retention, and broad rings of lacing.
S: Tart side of tangy with aromas caramel, cloves, cherry, and citrus.
T: Semisweet to sweet. Flavors of follow the nose with the introduction of the chili peppers, which I couldn't pick up in the nose. Solidly bitter, which is very much in balance with the rest of the flavor picture.
M: Medium bodied with robust effervescence. Impressively constructed.
O: Ommegang really gets this style and this is no exception.

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VoxRationis from New York, Jan 10, 2020
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

i think i am mighty close to completing this series now, and have still never seen the show. i look forward to the beers though, and this one has aged pretty well, i think, but i have no clue what it tasted like when it was new, i just like it now. thanks to my buddy for breaking this out of his cellar to help me complete the series! its a uniquely malty red ale with some rye in the mash, then done with ancho peppers and quite liberally hopped. its brick red in color with a ton of carbonation and a frothy belgian looking tan airy head. its aroma is interesting, a bit sweet from the grain, still curiously fresh to me, light earthy peppery character and even faint smoke from the ancho, but no heat to me at all. i like the bready grain character in the taste, the minerals, the depth, its deep red but its never sweet. i get some herbal bitterness from the hops, but any more nuance from them has clearly faded in the cellar over the years. i like the bitterness though, it sets up the almost dusty dry pepper layer really well, which is also quite tame, i wonder if this was ever really spicy? it sure isnt now. i love the grain complexion on this, it seems perfectly suited to the smoked pepper, and the whole thing is wintery and robust while being lower alcohol for the series and dry for a red ale. the yeast is nice too, a light ester to it and a ton of life, this is effervescent and almost cream textured, awesome mouthfeel. overall a really fun and unique beer that has aged extremely well. its drinkable and layered, even without the hops doing much more than making this bitter, and this is one i highly recommend, even this old. very unique, very good! i have come to expect nothing less from ommegang, and the did not disappoint here!

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Photo of whatthehull
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Game of Thrones glass from a 750ml bottle

A - A deep murky brown with some blood red, serious amounts of near light brown head and lots of sticky legs

S - sugar, yeasty, lots of soil and earth, fresh water, sweet and toasted grains/malts, nice spice note and more sugary goodness.

T - Lots of sweet grains/malts, nice tang from the chile, no booze note to speak of, earth that is full of life, Belgian/German yeast, slight earthy hops and more sugar.

M - medium minus body, well balanced, nice complexity, medium carbonation and medium acidity

D - I was expecting more acidity from the chile, but it is still very nice, on the light side for sure, but delicious and refreshing none-the-less. One of the better Amber/Red ales but definitely missing the mark on body, more of a drink all day and not get full amber/red and Meatball subs with fresh-cut fries pairs extremely well with this ale.

Final thoughts - I got these ales in a package with a glass for a silly low price but would love to try this truly aged, on cask or on tap at any point. The sub 7% ABV is a bummer, but still awesome.

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whatthehull from California, May 20, 2019
Photo of avalon07
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a deep, dark amber color and a somewhat hazy texture. There was a big two inch, creamy, extremely long-lasting head. Fantastic lacing.

S: A kind of underwhelming aroma of malt, smoke, chili peppers, caramel, and dark fruit.

T: Tasted of a decent bit of malt (present throughout), a tinge of caramel (could've used more), some smoky notes, a little dark fruit (plums, raisins), and mild Ancho chili peppers. I think I expected a bit more from this flavor. It's kind of muted. The chili peppers only come through a little, same with the smoke. The dark fruit is good, but it's not quite enough.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer has its good traits, but it's something of a misfire.

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avalon07 from South Carolina, Oct 20, 2018
Photo of EMV
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a cork'n'cage bomber into an Ommegang fluted tulip

L: Semi-opaque mahogany pour with 3 fingers of massive fluffy off-white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Malts and Belgian yeast... smells much more like a dubbel than a red ale. Mild spice.

T/F: Tastes like a Belgian... maybe a brown or dubbel. Sweet and malty... old time sugar candies and yeast. Dark fruit/plum. Light clove and cinnamon. Medium to light bodied. Creamy carbonation... very smooth. Mild smoke.. no real heat. The finish is candied sugar and light spice.

O: Not a red ale at all... more a light Belgian brown. Nice malty flavor... no heat whatsoever... the chilis at most add a dash of smoke. Still well made/flavorful. Not as interesting as I'd hoped it would be.

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EMV from Pennsylvania, Jun 17, 2018
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.39/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

750 ml. Bottle Cork and cage.

A deep brown color with dark amber and ruby highlights. The super fluffy, high, creamy sea foam topping is rather impressive. Staying power is supreme....never really recedes completely. Lots of creamy clumps of foam left at all times. Amazingly sticky and clumpy lacing. Just the way it should be.

A very dense, malty nose at first, caramel, spices, burnt wheat and rye, oats,apple cider, tangy and earthy hops equals a very wild and interesting aroma.

The light and ultra crisp mouthfeel really packs a punch. Dry, earthy hops, crisp malt and added herbs, spices and rye really intensifies the earthy bite. Very smooth and light, airy effect in the finish, crrtainly dry from beginning to end. A crispy sweet malty taste happens first, sour earthy tonesfrom the hops and yeast, very spicy from the ancho chilies and old-world hops. Candied apples, raspberries, white wine....certainly adds up to some seriously complex within this light bodied ale.

A very tart, herbal and spicy brew, solid malty body, dry edges, funky yeast and hop combo makes this endlessly interesting. I feel like my fellow reviewers might've missee some of the subtle but excellent intricate complexities of this style.

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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire, Mar 02, 2018
Photo of Sabtos
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear but dark bronze-brown with a huge khaki foam.

Smell is zucchini bread while the spice is more phenol than heat, with toasty accents.

On the palate this is bready and toasty with a big frothy body. I also get something nearing coffee and cocoa accents, with a slightly spicy heat on the back end as the fluffy, big round body finishes semi-dry. Hints of banana are far in the background.

This sucked far less than I had expected, and is actually quite drinkable. There's really barely any contribution from the chilies at all, if that worries you.

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Sabtos from Ohio, Feb 14, 2018
Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a an Ommegang GOT class.

Look is a slightly hazy deep red with an off site head tannish head.

Aroma is sweet candi malt with a hint of pepper at the end.

Taste matches aroma with malt caramel sweetness and a pepper after taste. A light astringency is prevelant too.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Pours brown with tall, creamy, long-lasting, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of yeast, piney hops, bready malt, spices and dark fruit. Body is full and tangy. Taste is of spices, Belgian yeast, herbal hops, brown sugar, toasted malt, dark fruit and coffee. Finish is long and dry. Excellent brew.

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mikeg67 from New Jersey, Nov 27, 2017
Photo of q33jeff
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**
05/24/14
Aroma: Yeast, pepper, banana, clove.
Appearance: dark red brown. Creamy white head. Dark but Pretty clear.
Taste: yeast ,ash , spicy aftertaste. Dark fruit, banana, a lot going on here, like a 3-Headed Dragon.
Feel: Smooth , despite the complexity . Very nice.

**

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q33jeff from New Jersey, Oct 22, 2016
Photo of Jadjunk
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Born of fire, like daenery' dragons, this ale's deep dark-red hue evokes their every blazing breath. Sweet malt succumbs to wispy dryness, tinged with nutty spelt. Spicy hops and rye, as ancho chilies portend piquant dark fruit." Brewed in the style of an American Red Ale brewed with ancho chilies. Available in 750ml. bottles and on limited draft. Collaboration entry #3 in the Game of Thrones series.

Poured from a 750ml. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours an ecru-cream head of a frothy foam consistency over a rich copper body with high clarity and ample, lively carbonation. Retention is good and lacing is light and spotty. 4

(Smell) Toasted bread malts, caramel syrups, light fruit sugars, slightly nutty and peppery. Faint hop presence with a mild bitterness, light, simple yeast character. Potency is modest. 3.5

(Taste) The flavor largely follows the aroma, with bread and caramel malts leading the flavor, undertones of fruit sugars and roasted fruit spiciness from the ancho chiles. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, silky, lightly chewy, smooth. Carbonation is moderate, generating a light frothiness and a mildly crisp finish. Body is shy of medium for the style, medium overall. Balance is slightly grainy, earthy bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters overall. 3.75

(Overall) This one is decent drinking, but nothing too exceptional. The ancho chilies would be its biggest attribute for originality and they don't generate much additional character for this beer. Not a bad ale but not particularly exciting either. 3.75

Brewery Ommegang's
Game Of Thrones: Fire And Blood Red Ale
3.71/5.00

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Jadjunk from Georgia, Jun 04, 2016
Photo of Danny_Brewstein
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Two year old bottle. Didn't age well.
Lost all notes of chilies and hardly any yest character remained.
Finished really dry and light on the mouth.
Thinking something else besides yeast might have made its way into the bottle.

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Photo of corby112
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark, deep golden amber color with mahogany edges and a massive off-white foam head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Possibly over carbonated with visible bubbles rising up rapidly. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind.

Sweet, slightly spicy malt aroma with hints of bread, biscuit, caramel and toffee followed by subtle vinous fruit, ground peppers and spicy rye. Subtle earthy pine needle with grass, straw and oily resins. Peppers stand out as it warns along with the toffee, caramel and biscuit. Some rose water and flower petal along with dark berry sweetness. Smells pretty interesting.

Medium body with a strong peppery spice presence up front that lingers over the sweeter notes and earthy hop bitterness into a lingering dry finish. Lots of crushed chili pepper(but not overly hot/spicy) and spicy rye character giving this beer some uniqueness but it somewhat overpowers the other elements of the style. Muted sweetness but it comes to the forefront as it warms. Some dark berries and candy apple flavor along with caramel and toffee. Yeast character with bread and biscuit before hops come on strong toward the back of the palate. Dry piney bitterness with earthy resins and a touch of citrus sweetness. Oily, dry and bitter complimenting the rye/peppers and balancing the sweetner notes. Nothing to extraordinary but it's an interesting take on the style. I'm a fan of the strong rye and pepper notes but they tend to overshadow the other flavors.

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corby112 from Pennsylvania, Nov 30, 2015
Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. Had on tap at the pig & Fiddle. L: Fills the glass with a bright brown liquid 3” light tan foam cap, rocky and lacy.
S: a touch of ancho, malt, spice and fruit.
T: More of a subtle heat than a big fire. There is malt, spice some of the ancho flavor, a hint of caramel, some dark sugar. The heat is in the finish but it is not outrageous – anchos are hot but not hot like a habanero or even a jalapeno – anchos have more of a sweet hot.
F: Creamy, fine soft carbonation, medium full body
O: Interesting and drinkable but not a favorite.

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pat61 from Minnesota, Jul 16, 2015
Photo of BranfordBound
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is a red ale with spices, and I enjoyed it while watching the 4th season of GoT back in 2014. The spices are more in the back end, thankfully (Theobroma left a bad taste in my mouth still to this day), but the overall flavor just seems a bit weak. It's kind of like a light Dubbel, if there is such a thing (I guess amber ale, right?). Worth trying but not worth seeking out. The Valar Morghulis is much better.

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BranfordBound from Connecticut, Jul 02, 2015
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3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed form the 750 ml bottle in a snifter. This spiced red ale pours a bright reddish mahogany with a very nice white foamed head and solid lacing. Nose of dark sugars, spice, and that's about it. Flavors lightly exceed the nose with caramel and brown sugars mingling heavily with smoked peppers. Good carbonation makes it an easy drinker with a moderately dry aftertaste and a persistent spiciness. Good if you are into peppered brews, and while I like hot foods, I do not particularly find it as complex as it should be given the others in the series.

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Photo of dwmson1
1/5  rDev -72.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

So much sediment.... i dont know if it was old or what.... not a good experience at all... this is not their fault... but mine... i knew better when i bought it than to buy a beer named after a TV show... btw... the show is outstanding and quite addictive...

This beer was not a good choice by be...

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dwmson1 from Oklahoma, May 16, 2015
Photo of drpimento
4.47/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance does have a persistent creamy head, lace, and a clear orange amber color. Aroma is malt, spice, yeast , wine, caramel. Flavor's like nose, fairly dry, carbonic tang up front, lots of spice in back. Great body; i think the warmth is coming from the chilies. Very good finish too.

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drpimento from Wisconsin, Apr 13, 2015
Photo of PatrickCT
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep amber body with a creamy head.
Aroma of toasted malts, raisins and dark stone fruit.
Dark stone fruit and sweet, toasted malts in the taste. Spicy rye and a floral hop finish.
Dry in the finish, medium body with good carbonation.

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PatrickCT from Connecticut, Mar 17, 2015
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4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

LOOK: Dark colored brew with a soapy white head that leaves lacing on the glassware. Slightly cloudy but free of sediment.

SMELL: The aroma is malty, has some yeast esters, and a touch of smoke.

TASTE: Lively and bright on the palate, Belgian yeast is factoring in big, perhaps even Brettanomyces at play here. Light herbal hops and a kiss of Poblano in the finish. Balanced, dry, almost neutral on that point. Then again, you have farmhouse flavor, more than fair amount of hops, and the peppers adding a slight tang and spiciness. Finishes clean with just a hint of spice.

OVERALL: Not your everyday Red ale by a long shot.

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Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania, Mar 17, 2015
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Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 996 ratings