Game Of Thrones: Fire & Blood | Brewery Ommegang

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Game Of Thrones: Fire & BloodGame Of Thrones: Fire & Blood

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Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

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.

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Reviews: 137 | Ratings: 950
Photo of dwmson1
1/5  rDev -73.3%
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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Photo of SavvyStudent
2.56/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours super dark brown-reddish color. some lacing and thick head.
S: Belgium skunk-ish profile that overpowers all else for me.
T: a strong belgium-profile that does not sit well for me. The only tastes I can pull out are some banana, molded bread and bittering herbs. Not a big fan
M: medium-heavy to heavy. odd for the style
O: Not a fan at all of how heavy and skunky they made this. Not a Red or amber in my mind but dont have another good category for it.

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Photo of smcolw
2.85/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Deep dark amber color. It appears to be clear. Good ring lace from the moderate head.

A bit of beef stew to the aroma. No real malt or hop smells.

Highly yeasty flavor. Very thin body that is exacerbated by the high carbonation level. The swallow is malty while the aftertaste brings some bitterness to the otherwise biscuity flavor.

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Photo of jam_fanz
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Ok Beer. THe head seems to be sticking around for me. Light brown color, seems very bubbly. It has a very Clove heaver after taste. Not my Favorite Ommegang Beer, But i like it more then the Take the Black Stout.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.05/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours two fingers of head on a hazy straw colored body. Looks great.
The aroma is musty earth and leather; not really enjoyable.
The taste has a big malty start with some mild lemon bitterness to round it out, though it seems bland overall.
The texture is fizzy, higher carbonation and thin bodied.
It was okay, but not something to have again.

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Photo of bismarksays
3.05/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A Neither fire nor blood, but still a lovely copper hue. Fine carbonation and nice head. Lacing present.

S like every other a Ommegang beer. Nothing special in those nose. Malty, sweet, house yeast.

T/M sticky and sweet. Almost candied. As it warms, I toasted nuttiness is there. Know what isn't there? Fire. Weird vegetal flavors emerge, but I would not call them clearly peppers. It felt like they wanted to be peppers, but never made it there. Finishes dry.

O I hesitate to call this a fail, but can't say it succeeded on any level after the pour. Ambitious? Nah, just average.

Pair with ham and pepper jack so you actually get peppers and the saltiness the ham matches the malt.

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Photo of itswaz
3.14/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I have to admit that I was really looking forward to trying this because of the addition of ancho chilis in the batch. What a huge let down. The brew itself is ok, not bad, but certainly not Ommegang quality. The pour produced a solid head with a good bit of lacing on the back end. The smell is a mixture of caramel, burnt wood, and cardboard. The mouthfeel is weak and finally taste is weaker. The beer has no character, and could use more chili, spice etc. I had high hopes for this one and for the price, is just not worth it.

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Photo of roblowther
3.19/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 corked and caged. As God and the monks that at least inspired Cooperstown intended. It pours opaque medium brown with a creamy light tan head. Smell is peppers, bread, The taste is an intense pepper up front that quickly fades to a smooth bready, biscuity flavor. Very nice, very interesting combination of different things going on. Overall, I like this. It is a really surprising combination of flavors, but one that works much more than I expected of a "stunt" beer, be it a stunt due to the HBO tie-in or the use of peppers and the incorporation of "fire" in the name. My hat is off, I enjoy being surprised, at least pleasantly, and today I was.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.22/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

750 ml bottle purchased from LCBO for $9.95 CDN. Served fairly cold into glassware.

Appearance - hazy and muddy dark brown color with shades of red blended in. Enormous 4 finger head is poured and has impressive retention time. Streaky lacing left inside the glass.

Smell - grainy aromas some molasses blended in. Slightly metallic smelling

Taste- kinda like the nose with a lasting earthy bitterness throughout. Some caramel flavour blended in, but mostly a strong bitter hops presence. Some floral aspects. Doesn't really work for me.

Mouthfeel- smooth with medium carbonation. On the heavier side as well.

Overall - not a bad beer, but not worth the hefty price tag. Preferred the other game of thrones beer my a significant margin.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.27/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This poured a murky and darker brown with a stream of effervescence and a fat tan head of foam that fell slowly and left lace. Nose is a bit confused. There is a brief hint of banana, some lasting cherry, fig and some faint raisin. The yeast is there and it's light and a bit woody. There is also a nice light caramel. This drinks a bit flatly as the spelt seems to have muted the rye in the drink. The caramel is light, the yeast is belgian, the beer is dry. The cherry is the most forward fruit with the raisin and fig in the background. The ancho chile pepper tastes dry and seedy and very tame. It does impart a warmth to the throat as you swallow. This leaves a bit bitter and that lingers a little sharply as it really had nothing to contrast or offset it. The flavors were all weak and a bit jumbled.

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Photo of ckearns919
3.27/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bomber into a 6oz tasting glass

Pour: murky dark amber in color with an off white head that quickly disappears down to one finger. Leaves some thick lacing lacing.

Nose: I'm getting a lot of spice. Cloves, rye, maybe a hint of chili but nothing too apparent. Caramel also seems like it's somewhere in there but not really sure.

Taste: sweet up front. Almost syrupy. You get some hops at the end, but nothing too overwhelming. Rye is pretty apparent.

Mouthfeel: heavy in the beginning, mostly due to the sweetness, but the hops come through to balance it out. Dry finish. Kind of a foot in the door of a saison mouthfeel.

Overall: it's worth trying. I'm not really getting any ancho chili in here, but it delivers some good flavors and the sweetness is balanced out. Not one of Ommegang's best efforts, but not bad either.

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Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.32/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Has that fairly typical Belgian-style aroma of clove and banana. I think I might get a very, very tiny hint of chiles in the nose. Tastes somewhat of clove and banana, maybe a bit coppery. I get a little bit of hop flavor if I really look for it. Some bitterness. I feel like sometimes I notice a tiny hint of heat in my throat way on the end. Okay beer, but wish the chiles were more present. I'm not looking for insta-heartburn, I just want them to be a little bit easier to pick out.

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

I love game of thrones and I love Ommegang, so excited to try all of the series if I can get my hands on them. I don't know which of the three dragons were on my bottle, I think it is Ragoh.

A: light red, with some yeast sediment at the bottom, and slightly hazy, which I don't mind. Lively carbonation.

S: Some esters and spice hit the nose upfront. The smells are somewhat muted, and you don't get really anthing from the ancho chiles used in the beer.

T: Malt and yeast on the tongue, with some feint sweetness and fruit from the yeast. The flavor is hard to discern, and the flavors taste muted and muddled. It comes across as slightly bland and there really isn't much to say about it, I feel that it would have benefited from some stronger flavors. The normally expressive Ommegang yeast strain comes across as mild and very clean, which takes away from the belgian character of the beer.

M: nice carbonation and mild body, goes down easy and is smooth on the palate.

O: Not one of my favorites from Ommegang, the spice and the chiles are very muted, and their really isn't much going on here except for a cool concept involving game of thrones.

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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 mdfb79
3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From 04/06/14 notes. 750ml bottle

Pours a dark amber-brown color with three fingers plus of fluffy off white head and high carbonation evident. Tobs of head that lasts a long time.

s - Smells of toasted malts, fruity malts, bready malts, spices, yeast, cloves, and caramel malts. Decent nose.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, toasted malts, bready malts, burnt malts, spices, yeast, cloves, bananas, apples, dough, and biscuit malts. Super malty, a little bit bland. Step down from the nose. Light vegetables.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. No bitterness and pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall an about average beer. Personally I did not get any of the chili peppers, and got light vegetables in the taste. Pretty plain, would recommend passing on unless you want to keep the bottle.

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Photo of fields336
3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: rust red, brownish ale. with a thick, fluffy 2.5 finger head of a mocha color

S: raisins, cherry, slight pepper, bready malt, spicy belgian yeast

T: ommegang yeast, bready malt, slight chili pepper flavor, no hop bitterness at all. surprisingly lacking :/

M: medium bodied, slight dry finish, medium carbonation

O: i expected a little more from this.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
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 rand
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From tap to pint

A: Dark amber-red, almost brown in color. Poured with a small wispy head that doesn't last.

S: The bouquet is sweet and phenolic, with notes of oak and leafy wet hops, kinda dank. Alcohol is there but not overwhelming.

T: Cherry, berry esters right away, reminding that this isn't a traditional American amber. Sweet and malty, the hop profile is a little disjointed up against the Belgian yeast. Alcohol is there but not enough to break up the sweet aspects. Finishes long and sweet.

M: Kinda think and sticky for the style. Maybe a little more carbonation would make this more refreshing.

A decent brew, I like the idea, but the yeast and hops clashed a bit.

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Photo of Chasmill70
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

a - A lovely deep red with a thick, light tan head.

s - Hints of the Belgian aroma that Ommegang is known for, but less than I would like. It's like a Gnomegang light, with lovely pepper, funk and dark fruit hints.

t - Very dry, Belgian flavor for a red. Pepper and dark fruit character accentuates the malt nicely. However, the finish is quite tilted toward the hop bitterness.

m - Very dry and thin. Highly carbonated.

o - A good beer, but falls a bit short of what I have come to expect from Ommegang. I am more impressed with this one than "Take the Black", but I would take a Gnomegang or Hennepin over this any day. Still, as far as over-hyped product tie-in beers go, I am not at all upset with the price I paid for it. After all, I'll be watching the premiere and have a cool dragon bottle. ;-)

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Photo of ADZA
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Havnt watched too much of GOT but it's a great label and like the brewery and ingredients sounded interesting so why not and it pours a hazy brown copper hue with an ever rising four finger fluffy head and lacing everywhere,on smelling it the ancho chillies are quite dominant with a musty aroma with spicy hops,the slightest touch of caramel and blackberries,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and overcarbonated with tastes of red berries,herbal earthy hops,a subtle touch of warmth from the chillies definately not heat just subtle warmth and finished with a subtle spicy ryness and overall a nice drinkable beer that's prob a big seller due to GOT fans but I wouldn't rush out to buy again at the price cheers.

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Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Served from a 650 ml bottle

Appearance: Probably the most appealing part of the beer. Lots of yeast in the beer that contributed tons of carbonation. Poured into a tulip glass. Nice fairly loose light-cream coloured head. Great retention. Plenty of lacing down the glass. A nice opaque copper amber colour with some nice floating yeast visible.

Smell: Sweet malt but with a tang of spiciness available during smell. Chilli's certainly contribute to the aroma. A little bit of dried cherries or orange. Toasty caramel notes as well.

Taste: Much like the aroma. A nice sweetness upfront but the ancho chilies to counter it. The taste fails to follow through. The malt doesn't produce the desired sweetness. Lacking in nice body.

Mouthfeel: Plenty of carbonation available to play on the tongue. Mild body to compliment it. A creamier mouthfeel may have improved it.

Overall: A good beer from Ommegang. The malt balanced fairly nicely with the chilies but the mouthfeel and body were lagging.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy rust color with two inches of huge off-white head that remains as a thick cap on top and leaves thick curtains of lace.

The smell is of funk, plum, cherry and spices.

The flavor is of bread, cherry, plum and faint chili pepper spiciness.

The texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

An interesting take on a Belgian ale. Bready malt, assorted dark fruits and a hint of chili heat.

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Photo of spacecake9
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My local grocery store has a special price on this bomber so I grabbed one.
A - Pours a dark brown with a 1" head of tight bubbles that settles quickly.
S - Typical Belgian yeast aroma.
T - I don't think I have ever worked so hard to figure out the flavors in a beer. With every sip I moved this around my mouth, trying to hit all my taste buds and come up with something. The ancho chillies came through once like a bullet but then it was gone. Good flavor but it must be attributed to the malts and the yeast.
M - Medium mouth feel and very carbonated.
O - Not the best Ommegang has to offer but solid. Good but not Very Good.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

750 ml bottle, packaged on 12/23/13, best by 12/2015. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy ruby red/brown color with a couple inch light tan head that stayed around for a long time. There's also a lot of lacing. Aroma is yeasty, the brew smells like cloves, dark fruit (raisins, cherries), dark bread and peppery spice (not chili pepper spice). Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also some nuttiness, apple, earthiness and very light chili pepper flavor noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and creamy and it's also well carbonated. I think it's an OK overall brew, however if you're expecting any chili pepper spicy heat in this brew you're going to be disappointed. But if you look at this as being a red ale or a Belgian dark ale, it's not a bad brew at all. With that being said, it's not one of my favorite Ommegang selections but it was nice to try once. $7.99 a bottle.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Bottle: Poured a deep copper color ale with a nice thick off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light spicy rye notes with some caramelized malt notes is OKish. Taste is also dominated by spicy rye notes with some caramelized malt notes. Body is about average with good carbonation doesn’t’ really stand out and chiles notes are way too subtle.

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