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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, fruit, and Belgian yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, rye, fruit, and chile flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness and a slight chile heat on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid spicy qualities from the rye and chiles used.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a short head covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of Belgian yeast, dark fruits and toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that hints of spicy ancho peppers and rye are noticeable towards the finish. The chili peppers seem to become a little stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. As the beer warms up, the chilies lend a little heat towards the mouthfeel in the finish.
O: This beer may start out seeming a little bland, but once it warms up and the peppery finish kicks in, the taste becomes interesting.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The latest season premiere of of the famed HBO show- Game of Thrones kicks off with heightened anticipation, partially fueled by the release of Ommegang's "red" ale. Fire And Blood is a spicy Belgian red with a floral, fruity, and peppery note to entice onlookers of the turbulent series.

Fire And Blood pours with a dark, russet brown color with threads of rust, crimson and chestnut slivering through. Its large and billowing head is stained with mocha as it climbs toward the rim. Its slow settling gives the ale a rocky appearance with frothy texture and lacing to define each drink taken.

Its spicy and toasted aromas are chocked full of bread crust, buttered toast and flaked croissant. Even with a floral waft that seems of chamomile and honey, its dominant pepper character is of natural peppercorn and of faint chipotle.

Any sweetness is short-lived as its mild malt character quickly favors the toasted, crusted and slight savory taste of moderatly kilned barley- nutty, semi-rich and somewhat winey. Its middle turns to dryness as the sweetness fades and allows a dry fruit presence to balance against the spice. But as its red apple and cherry tone commence, its the cracked peppercorn and chili pepper flavor that pulls ahead, ever so slightly. Its finish is spiced with alcohol, capsaicin and toasted dryness as the fruit fades and its malt structure is arid to close.

Medium-light in body, the beer's high effervescence lifts the malt and propels its spicy attitude. A decline of malt ensures that pepper, wood spice and toasty dryness prevails in finish. Echoes of spice and chamomile waft about as as a thin coat of oil is left behind on the palate.

Fire And Ice is an toasty red ale with influences heavily favoring Belgian Dubbel, but with impressions of pale ale, red ale and spiced beer playing a part in the background- likely an ideal choice for the symbolic nature of the whimsical show.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. I got the one with the fire-spewing dragon on the label, and not because I know a whit about the books or series. Oh, and strange how the name is only weird to me, in the sense that it normally would be rendered in Dutch, or perhaps as the moniker of yer local English pub.

This beer pours a rather murky, dark orange brick amber colour, with a thoroughly encompassing tower of puffy, densely foamy, and somewhat creamy tan head, which leaves some random globs of patchy, sudsy, invading alien race lace around the glass as things indubitably bleed off.

It smells of crackery pale and caramel malt, toasted brown rye bread, musty dry yeast, muddled overripe orchard fruit (so, raisins and prune, mostly), white pepper, a bit of acrid clove, hollow stale nuts, and the suggestion of metallic warming alcohol. The taste is much more sweet, relatively, with a bready caramel malt that seems capable of going the distance, up against the hegemony of tacky yeast, dry, almost zombie-like black fruit, mixed, and yet underwhelming, stateful savoury spice, a lazy in its arrival, soft smoky spiciness, and plainly leafy, earthy hops.

The carbonation is quite heady, frothy, and a bit overwrought, the body an adequate medium weight, and tangentially smooth, with too many caveats to proclaim it as such throughout the kingdom, or even down the block. It finishes off-dry, the dry, crackery and biscuity caramel malt doing well by the supposed red ale heritage of this increasingly pedestrian offering.

Better than usual for Ommegang, at least by this particular limited (I do so hope) series - yeasty - yep, dry - oh yeah, but with enough malty goodness to keep the rest of us entertained and engaged, to a certain point. A Belgian Red Ale, in the end, which is not really a thing 'round these parts, of course, but, well, but nothing. Sorry, I'm more taken by the Monster Magnet playing in my background, whose sultry tales of general indulgence, sex, and the supernatural move me way the fuck more than this sort of fanboy wankery does.

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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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