Game Of Thrones: Three-Eyed Raven | Brewery Ommegang

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702 Ratings
Game Of Thrones: Three-Eyed RavenGame Of Thrones: Three-Eyed Raven
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Push through the thick brambles and present yourself to the Three-Eyed Raven. Abiding in the shadows of the Three-Eyed Raven lies this deceptive Dark Saison. The ominous Three-Eyed Raven inspired us to brew a Dark Saison ale, a hybrid style open to brewer’s imagination. In the end it is neither a pure saison nor your typical dark beer, but instead a delectable blend that both deceives and thrills the senses.

Three-Eyed Raven makes for perfect season premiere pairing.

On sale April 2015, available in 750ml bottles and 1/6 barrel kegs.

Added by Patches826 on 11-05-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
702
pDev:
8.55%
 
 
Wants:
38
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Trade:
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Ratings: 702 |  Reviews: 131
Photo of JohnDon
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GarrettB
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 10th, 2015 - True to theme, we enjoyed this beer on the eve of a new episode of Game of Thrones, satisfying our Millennial old gods and having a meaty drink to go with the weighty plot lines. The scent reminds me a lot of a Belgian Strong Ale, with its rich veins of dark fruits, anise, plum, fig and a nice topping of grain. The mouthfeel is foamy, and the flavor is semi-sweet, with a touch of fennel and some Coca-cola. It's a nice balance, like something I might pull from an apothecary or a Maester?

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Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i was lucky to have a bottle of this shared with my by my brothers wifes father, saved for the holidays, an honor indeed to share this with family! a really nice dark saison, with a really developed belgian yeast character full of winter mulling type spice nuance, anise and allspice and a little brown sugar. there is gorgeous complexity here, lots of specialty type belgian malts, that rich abbey complexion, semisweet, but also with a roasted element and a bread crust warmth and heartiness. subtle licorice and tobacco notes, raisin and dried fruits, port wine, clove, rich body, belgian carbonation explosiveness, a long layered finish with balance. this really is like the essence of late fall, its hearty and comforting, rustic but refined as well, something i have come to expect from ommegang, and probably the best of these game of thrones beers i have had so far. this is almost timeless immediately, something that would be a fine addition to their year round lineup. i think the abv is right on too, it could be 10% abv, but it would lose some of the drinkability. this is really dialed in beer, perfect this time of year, and a joy to share with folks i dont get to see nearly enough of!

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Photo of Khaack
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FadetoBock
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally opened this up. Pours a dark brown color with tan colored head. Dark fruits, caramel sweetness, spices, and some floral/herbal tones on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with some spice and dark fruit.

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Photo of lic217
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mack
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of quadmad
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled as best before April 2017. Purchased Dec 2015.
Shared this with a friend. Had it with a tortiere ( french Canadian meat pie). Went down way too smoothly. Finished the bottle with a plum pudding. I didn't think there was any beer that was that good with desert

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Photo of secondtooth
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aged this one maybe a year.

Appearance: Dark brown with ruby highlights. Huge head of tan suds, and an attractive wall of lace.

Aroma: Spices and fruits up front, with a complex combination of berries, marmalade, and spicy Belgian yeast. Yum!

Taste: Dry, with plenty of fruit notes and spicy yeast. I get raisins, dark fruit, leather…a very complex and enjoyable ale that has a lot going on.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled as best before January 2017

Appearance - Pours dark cola brown with a one finger width, cocoa-powder colored head. Fair retention, leaving a decent film of suds stretching across the surface. Good lacing, with big chunks breaking off into broken webbing and further still into small spots.

Smell - Mild aroma. Wheaty aroma with subtle spices. A bit of wet cardboard (uh oh). Faint hints of darker malt character.

Taste - Follows the nose a bit. Mild wheat, subtle fruity esters and a touch of spice. Faint caramel and/or toffee near the finish. Spice, clove-like, builds on the finish and leaves a lasting impression in the aftertaste. Unfortunately there's also a hint of that wet cardboard near the end as well.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Silky texture with a slightly dry finish. Easy drinker.

Overall - Though the bottle has a best by of 01/17, I think this one has seen its better days. Despite this, there's still some nice, nuanced flavors here. This was gifted to me, and despite my now-sudden desire to have tried a fresher sample, the fact is I wouldn't have paid the asking price for a beer that is nowhere near my favorite style.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL caged-and-corked bottle picked up at the LCBO probably more than 6-7 months ago and kept in the cellar ever since. Best before Apr 14 2017 and served slightly chilled.

Pours a dark brownish-black cola colour, fitted with two fingers of tenacious head that retains cohesion for an absurdly long time - I stopped counting after about 10 minutes, when there was still plenty of puffy, light beige-tinged foam remaining. Gobs of gorgeous lacing. Lots of yeasty esters on the nose, including red apples and apricots, complemented by hints of clove, prune/fig and herbal, spicy, mildly floral hops. Not particularly pungent, but it's a pleasant bouquet.

An interesting beer, but definitely not your every-day, run of the mill saison. I am getting a wide range of fruity esters - apples and pears, prune and fig, and even a touch of banana. A weak hint of cocoa is discernible mid-sip, amongst the sweet candi sugar and otherwise grainy, wheaty, bready malt backbone. Finishes spicy - clove and pepper from the yeast, as well as some herbal, earthy hops and just a few hints of anise and coriander at the finish; off-dry aftertaste with lingering spice and just a hint of alcohol. Medium-full in body, with assertive carbonation that ceaselessly tickles the tongue with each sip. I wasn't sure about this one at first, but by the half-way point it had grown on me considerably.

Final Grade: 4.1, an A-. To me, a "dark saison" makes about as much sense as a "pale stout": both of them sound like nothing more than something dreamed up by some goofy marketing-type guy with no actual beer drinking (or brewing) experience. That being said, Ommegang's Three-Eyed Raven is, by itself, a strong counterargument. This one's combination of fruity esters, spicy yeast phenolics and dark malts manages to integrate with total and complete effectiveness - it's one of those beers that proves to be more than the sum of its parts. If I have the chance to pick up another bottle in the future, I'd have to strongly consider it.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**
04/12/15
On tap at Blend.
Aroma: charcoal, some veggie, wine, yeast.
Appearance: black, big white head. Creamy Look. Nice looking beer.
Taste; wood, charcoal, light hops.
Feel: Smooth, easy drinking.

Nice.
**

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Photo of Griphon
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonCorbett
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a super dark mahogany - extremely dark, but in the light at the edges of the glass you can see how relatively clear and bright it is - almost like an eclipse. The head is a fortified castle tower of beige foam; stalwart and proud with resilience and retention. The lacing is really nice drapery of creamy smatterings.

Aromatics: My first vision was toasted rye bread, then I saw dates and plums with a touch of orange citrus and a heavy mild sweetness like molasses.

Taste: I tried a sip of just the foam which was all kinds of wrong - bitter bark and mulch totally opposite of what you envision the fluffy cream to taste like. But the liquid itself has a number of great flavours starting with robust roasted malt - wooden coffee bitter and hints of dark fruit with a slightly tangy yeast and herb at the end and an aftertaste that leaves a kind of vanilla’d spice tickle at the back of the tongue.

Feel: Pretty crisp and snappy, the carbonation keeping up extremely well, you get an impression of fresh clear mountain waters in its clean silky slide across the palate. A fairly good medium weight pushing up near heavy but the creamy smoothness keeps it from getting there, Finishes with a dry linger.

Overall: Not too shabby. A little simple in the flavours for me - the sweet promise in the smell is flattened in taste delivery. But the aromas and appearance are very nice. And props to the GoT aesthetics.

Pairing: Of course how can you not enjoy this while watching GoT (or maybe sipping as you are reading it!). With the relationship to a feudal middle age I envision a massive banquet of smoked and roasted whole hog, game fowl smothered in bitter sweet glazes, and massive turkey drumsticks with thick crusty skin. So a feast is in order with this one I think. I myself enjoyed a very thick juicy buffalo burger with a blue cheese potato salad - and finished with a slab of DQ ice cream cake (yay— happy 45th birthday to me!). Fatty and juicy is the combo of the day.

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Photo of dasotelo50
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ikidunot
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ultra-Plinian
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thoglund
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 702 ratings