Game Of Thrones: Fire & Blood | Brewery Ommegang

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by kojevergas on 03-11-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
951
Reviews:
137
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.83%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
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Photo of tedho21
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pineapple_playa
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Euroglot
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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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Photo of Digitalescape
4.62/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of dasotelo50
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ikidunot
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharmPeddler
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gibgink
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jadjunk
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
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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Photo of CBrodbeck
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shradical
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Danny_Brewstein
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
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 vrendleman
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerturf
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad brew, I drank it to a hodor compilation video on YouTube. You hear hodor you drink... Hodor! Hodor! Hodor!

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Photo of corby112
3.59/5  rDev -4%
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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Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CbusKid15
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blaze5445
2.94/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Kingfireeater
4.48/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of joeroma5
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baseball636
3.24/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlaskanYoung
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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