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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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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ommegang does it again. I love almost all their beers. Not because they are (necessarily!) shining examples of a particular type or style of brew, but because they are not afraid to try new things. Their recipes really are one-of-a-kind.

This one is no exception. Like other Ommegang's this will not appeal to everyone, even those who really enjoy unique beers. But don't let the reviews stop you from trying it if you can.

A huge punch of spice and a complex flavor overall. Hard to describe but very refreshing and well, just dang tasty. And the bottle is really coool.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber red with a lot of rising bubbles. Huge four finger off white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing.

Smell: A toasty and yeasty malt forward aroma with good hints of caramel and spices. Belgian yeast with hints of pepper, clove, and the added chilies. Toasted malt with hints of wheat, grains, rye, caramel, toffee, and biscuit. Fruit hints of banana, apple, lemon, grapefruit, and orange. Dark fruit hints of raisin and fig. Floral and earthy hops with hints of grass. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a yeasty and toasty Belgian tinged red ale taste with big notes of spice and caramel. Upfront Belgian yeast along with notes of clove, pepper, and chilies. Sweet toasted malt with notes of wheat, grains, caramel, toffee, rye, and biscuit. Fruity esters of banana, apple, and dark cherry and raisin. Citrus hop notes of orange, lemon, and grapefruit. Earthy notes of grass. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Creamy, spicy, and fairly drying.

Overall: A pretty good twist on a red ale. Big Belgian yeast and spice presence with the red malt notes.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Corked bottle into a tulip glass, colour is a ruddy ruby brown, quite dark with a good head retention and lacing, lots of curtains.

S- moderate roasty notes, a firm peppery character, a touch of spice and cherries. Hearty, but not tons of hop character coming through, some yeasty notes mixing with the peppers. Dark chocolate.

T- good maltiness, then the flavour becomes quite dominated by the anchos, not altogether spicy but flavour is certainly there with a hearty, dry spicy character, dried chilies. Some slight caramel biscuit at the start then more of a roasty chili earthy character, tending toward a slightly astringent finish, some resiny aspects. But a solidly balanced ale that drinks well.

M- moderate/high carbonation, filling and soft. Helps takes the edge off the chilies, and the beer itself is quite substantial, but it drinks fairly nicely, finish is a bit stripping and one dimensional.

A good beer in terms of having a hearty chili character while trying to maintain a semblance of balance, bitterness is there bit the hops, and to a lesser degree the malts struggle to get past the anchos which comprise most of the flavour. An intense and interesting beer, but in several ways it could be a more complete and interesting offering, worth a try though.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep red/brown colour, 2 fingers eggshell head, lots of lace also. Smell is malty with dark fruit, plum with raisin and spice, brown sugar, dark bread, yeasty with no real impact from the pepper here. Taste is spicy and yeasty, chili is much more present here, earthy fruits mixed with late palate candy sugar, moderate bitterness as well, less good than the nose implies however. High carbonation, medium-light body. Pretty good stuff, not great but certainly drinkable, I probably won't grab another but was nice to have.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
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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Game Of Thrones: Fire & Blood from Brewery Ommegang
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