Game Of Thrones: Fire & Blood | Brewery Ommegang

Game Of Thrones: Fire & BloodGame Of Thrones: Fire & Blood
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50.5%
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3.63 w/ 953 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:
953
Liked:
481
Avg:
3.63/5
pDev:
12.95%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
164
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 953 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of OntheLambic
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopsputin
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickCT
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.16/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

LOOK: Dark colored brew with a soapy white head that leaves lacing on the glassware. Slightly cloudy but free of sediment.

SMELL: The aroma is malty, has some yeast esters, and a touch of smoke.

TASTE: Lively and bright on the palate, Belgian yeast is factoring in big, perhaps even Brettanomyces at play here. Light herbal hops and a kiss of Poblano in the finish. Balanced, dry, almost neutral on that point. Then again, you have farmhouse flavor, more than fair amount of hops, and the peppers adding a slight tang and spiciness. Finishes clean with just a hint of spice.

OVERALL: Not your everyday Red ale by a long shot.

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Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of osuskin
2.96/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Geoffq
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A nice balanced red ale
shame its limited edition

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Photo of JayRichter44
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lynn
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Snodman
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budlum
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trooper92292
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a good beer. Best for drinking while watching the show.

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Photo of Tivlavrie
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vincehayter
4.31/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Earthy with pepper character, would drink again.

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Photo of cubs943
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have all 3 variants of this bottle. So cool!

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Maxtodon
4.21/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of misternebbie
4.26/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BvilleBrewGuy
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattdshangraw
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spacecake9
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
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 Will_cigars-n-brews
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SebD
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes

Appearance: It has a nice copper/amber color to it. It has a nice fluffy off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of bready Belgian yeast, peppery spices, faint ancho chilies and some tart lemon. (Some definite Saison characteristics)

Taste: Like the aromas, it has Belgian yeast, some breadiness, peppery spices, faint chilies and a faint tartness.

Mouthfeel: It has a med-high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smoot drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of ssmack
4.01/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A dark murky brown amber colour. Two inches of head formed by mixed sized bubbles that comes from the wheat and spelt grain. Very good lacing and retention.

A steely, grassy aroma with strong Belgian yeast smell. But still weak compared to the taste.

Lots of flavour. Good rye taste but not too harsh. I am not sure what the spelt should taste like. The chili taste is handled well and does not dominate the taste. The chilli is moderated by the sweet malts and yeast. All of these different tastes are integrated well together.

Heavy mouthfell and a great carbonation nip.

Excellent ale. Well-made with lots of flavours.

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Photo of JGam115
3.26/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Opaque sanguine, fluffy white foam. Heavy esters with peel, bready. Bitterness from the chili, melted Swedish fish.

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Game Of Thrones: Fire & Blood from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 50.5% out of 100 with 953 ratings
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