Game Of Thrones: Fire & Blood | Brewery Ommegang

Game Of Thrones: Fire & BloodGame Of Thrones: Fire & Blood
BA SCORE
3.63/5
954 Ratings
Game Of Thrones: Fire & BloodGame Of Thrones: Fire & Blood
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
954
pDev:
12.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
164
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 954 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of patre_tim
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark brown like a few shades below dark wood stain. A little tinge of amber when held to the light. Lots of carbonation, 4 fingers of dirty brown tinged white head, like dirty snow, nice lacing.

S: Belgian yeasts, a plastic almost bubble gum German wheat beer scent.

T: Belgian yeasts, a plastic almost bubble gum wheat beer taste, light apples, a light dull bitterness that lingers on the tongue.

M: Medium bready almost rubbery body, medium high carbonation.

O: A unique American Amber ale with Belgian yeast qualities. Taste is unique. More than anything I was glad to find this Omegang brewery beer in Canada, which is a rare find here.

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Photo of BrianCuoz
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of kerry4porters
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of cfaulman
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of puboflyons
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the corked caged 750 ml. bottle. Sampled on May 27, 2014.

Explosive cork turns into a deep chestnut brown pour with reddish hues and a long-lasting fluffy off-white head.

Plenty of Belgian yeast and toasted biscuit malts on the nose. A touch of spice in the background.

Body is thin to medium but the texture collapses to carbonation bubbles quickly.

The taste is also nice and toasty with a dash of spice but not as obvious as I thought it could be. Slightly sharp bitterness to end. It has many of the Belgian characteristics I would expect but it seemed a little thin.

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Photo of sudsy2drunk
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of CDCNAM
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Bnoise11
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of beerviews2013
4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pour: really dark like a lot of beers with a lot of rye in the ingredients with a white loose head.

Appearance: This has the feel of a belgium style beer from the packaging to the look on the head to the taste even the smell.

Smell: Took a couple sniff of this and got that belgium aroma of sweet and spice.

Taste: picked up a big sweet malt appearance with a light hop presence. I also get a light spice im guessing is from the ancho chilli but mainly spice from the rye.

Overall: This was a good brew to start the day off very easy drink.

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Photo of donbet69
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of KLReed
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of roblowther
3.19/5  rDev -12.1%
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 schimschim
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of gshackles
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Bloodlord
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of MGodduclan5
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of tommyguz
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of tastybeer
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another awesome looking Ommegang beer. Big towering froth over an auburn colored beer with some red glow to it. Big cakey head and clumpy lace patches. Retention holds on in the form of nearly a 1/2" high foam pile. Aroma is nutty grains, something like musky coffee, tart green apple, belgian yeastiness, dank juiciness, and full caramel-bread maltiness. Earthy something going on as well...root tea and sweet potatoes perhaps. Taste brings further interest. A very Ommegang beer with the addition of spicy red pepper. Interesting situation between the belgian yeast and pepper. Zesty, fruity, malty, floral, leafy, and casual hot red pepper spice. This beer does fit its dragon theme well. Should possibly be smokey too but I'm not entirely sure that would work great. Again the earthiness comes through....wet decomposing leaves and tea. Sweet chewy malt, both dry and wet, finely carbonated, and a smidge chalky. Overall the words fun, experimental, belgian, and zesty come to mind. Not bad.

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Photo of wedge
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours more of a chestnut brown color than red with a tall head of whipped-up frothiness that is slow to deflate. Smells distinctly Ommegang upfront with its fruity house yeast esters...nuts, bread, dried fruit, floral hops, and far-off chilis. The flavor reveals more of the Ancho chilis right away, though things never really get spicy and give way to more straightforward yeast and malt flavors. Apple, raisin, clove-like phenolics, nutty grain, and black pepper. Pretty well carbonated, which fluffs up the body a little, leading to a dry finish. No lingering heat from this chili beer. Nothing particularly memorable, but solid.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Game Of Thrones: Fire & Blood from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 954 ratings
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