Game Of Thrones: Fire & Blood | Brewery Ommegang

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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:
953
Reviews:
137
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.83%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I missed the first two GoT special releases from Ommegang so I was very happy to jump on this one before it disappeared like its predecessor.
Of course the entire thing is a shameless marketing ploy to get people to watch a show and to buy a beer. Done and done. The tie in is pretty pointless, but for fantasy nuts or beer collectors its a chance to get your hands on some classy booze with a pop culture reference tied in. For collectors/traders, this beer may be worth picking up for popularity of the show, making it valuable. For drinkers, this is a good beer with a neat bottle.
Ommegang has a very good reputation as a quality American craft brewery that does justice to Belgian classics. So far they are the only US made Quad that I think does the style justice, and I also love their Rare Vos.
The Fire and Blood Red Ale pours a deep crimson, almost brown, is a little murky, and if poured "vigorously" as the bottle suggests, you get a thick tan head.
The aroma of this ale definitely reminds me of Belgian yeasts. If you put it in a tulip glass it would be very easy to confuse with a Duvel. There is something else there that may be the peppers the brewer alludes to, or possibly the rye. I've never had a beer with either in it, so it may be confusing my sniffer. Very aromatic, very pleasant.
The mouthfeel is pretty heavy. Not quite oatmeal stout territory, but definitely headed in that direction. Its smooth on the tongue and invites the drinkers to swirl it around and let it hit all of your taste buds.
The flavor is super complex, without any one riding high over the others. The malts and hops are in perfect balance for me, your IPA hop heads may find it too sweet. The finish is nice a clean, not cloying or lingering around, with a hint of what I again assume is the rye since it has a savory bite to it that is maybe salty in nature. To say the ancho peppers add a lot of "fire" to it would be over estimating its bite a little, however it is inviting and goads the drinker into going in for more.
This is a great beer. I wish they would do something similar in a regular release. Barring that I may need to go get another bottle and hold on to it for a special occasion.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rustic mahogany color with a very impressive head, extremely frothy and lacy.
Aroma is classic Ommegang/Belgian spices, rye, and dark fruit.

Taste is very nicely blended. All of the different elements play off each other, yet complement at the same time. The Belgian spices and dark fruit hit first, then a smooth, pleasantly drying bitterness takes over and finishes with the slightest hint of chili. It's very subtle. Personally I'm a big fan of a little heat in my chocolate and I was hoping for a little more punch in this beer, but it doesn't detract from it at all.

As a HUGE Game of Thrones fan, Ommegang has done a perfect job of portraying a representation of Daenerys and her dragons. It starts fiery and spicy akin to the breath and fire of a dragon and ends with a fitting dryness reminiscent of ash and the aftermath. It's quite beautifully done.

Can I say, this brew is fit for a Khaleesi? :)

Two thumbs up, Ommegang!

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is just awe-inspiring. I had heard good tales told of Ommegang and its Belgian roots, but had never had the opportunity to try any of their offerings until I saw this at my local Total Wine. I was immediately intrigued at least by the novelty of a Game of Thrones inspired beer, but when I read that it was a Belgian style red ale with a good BA score and heard that it came highly recommended by the employee doing tastings of various other beers that day I knew I had to try it. This beer looks incredible. It pours an amazing dark ruby color and formed three or four fingers of fluffy white head that passed the rim of a large glass and did not even hint at disappearing until I myself drank the beer, which left gorgeous lacing all the way down. The taste was also something truly unique as it combined the malty profile of a very flavorful red ale with the unique taste of Belgian yeast, one of my favorite things about Belgian style beers. Altogether this is a truly unique beer which looks, feels, smells, and tastes incredible. Utterly beyond comparison.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm giving this a solid 4.50 across the board.

Occasion: Because I damn well feel like it.

It pours a very beautiful deep-deep-crimson red. Very active, spacy head, that is 3 fingers, and will disappear pretty quickly. Smell is what you would expect from a standard duvel, spiced, bready, dark fruits such as fig, ends with that spotting banana smell. TASTE - The taste is very mellow, great balance of fruits, malt, and a mellow hop profile. I must not that the taste does change with temperature. When cold, it is very refreshing and in generally a drinkable beer to the standard palate. However, letting this beer warm up, it almost becomes a sour. The flavors mild out substantially, and ends with a bit of sourness. MOUTHFEEL - I would say this beer is medium bodied, silk to oil, and ends with a tingle around the lips from the chili.

Overall - This is a solid brew, especially to this particular style of beer. They definitely added their own spin on a great style. Novelties aside, this beer is worth trying. I wish this was available at more bars, while they had a showing for GoT. That would be awesome, a GoT themed beer and a bar full of avid viewers. Cheers! Dracarys!

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