Game Of Thrones: Three-Eyed Raven
Brewery Ommegang

Game Of Thrones: Three-Eyed RavenGame Of Thrones: Three-Eyed Raven
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From:
Brewery Ommegang
 
New York, United States
Style:
Saison
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 8.81%
Reviews:
136
Ratings:
576
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 21, 2021
Added:
Nov 05, 2014
Wants:
  40
Gots:
  284
SCORE
87
Very Good
Game Of Thrones: Three-Eyed RavenGame Of Thrones: Three-Eyed Raven
Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottled 5/16/15; drank 5/19/21 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque red/orange rust appearance.

An even pour yielded a big khaki head; a thick curtain of lace.

Rye spice, cabernet sauvignon & faint clove notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Rye spice, cabernet sauvignon, mild clove & faint black pepper flavors.

Even after 6 years, this was spritely & interesting. I'd have another!
May 21, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 22, 2020
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look: Pitch black with one finger of head. Retention of about a minute.

Smell: Milk chocolate and strawberries.

Taste: Chocolate and berries. Very little bitterness. Mildly dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thin, with good carbonation.

Overall: A strong, sweet beer but little connection to saisons.
Jun 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.63 by andypeters1971 from Georgia

Jul 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Griffith from Connecticut

Jul 13, 2019
 
Rated: 1.76 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Apr 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by howardnss from Pennsylvania

Feb 24, 2019
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a cork'n'cage bomber into a Dogfish head tulip

L: Nearly clear dark, dark chocolate brown pour. Thick foamy white head... crazy retention and great lacing.

S: Dark fruit... yeast, sweetness, and spice.

T/F: An odd mix of flavors that work really well together. Toasted grains... Belgian yeast/phenols, dark fruit with fig, plum, and raisin... brown sugar, herbal hops... earthy, spicy, and a bit of toffee. Not quite a saison and not quite a dark beer, but drawing from both. Hopping for balance... zesty carbonation. Medium to light bodied.

O: An outstanding and complex beer. Really enjoyed this and a year or two in the cellar did it no disservice. Great brew!
Feb 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Keepnitrl from Washington

Aug 07, 2018
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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

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?
May 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 02, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

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!
Dec 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.92 by Khaack from New York

Oct 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.18 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jul 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.71 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Jul 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.56 by FadetoBock from Canada (AB)

May 05, 2017
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Reviewed by TX-Badger from Texas

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.
May 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by lic217 from Connecticut

Mar 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by Mack from Canada (QC)

Feb 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by emerge077 from Illinois

Dec 31, 2016
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Reviewed by quadmad from Canada (ON)

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
Dec 25, 2016
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Reviewed by secondtooth from Indiana

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.
Dec 25, 2016
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Reviewed by TheSixthRing from California

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.
Dec 08, 2016
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Reviewed by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

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.
Oct 28, 2016
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

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.
**
Oct 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Griphon from Florida

Sep 16, 2016
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Reviewed by JonCorbett from Canada (BC)

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.
Sep 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by dasotelo50 from Texas

Aug 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by ikidunot from Canada (ON)

Aug 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Aug 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.64 by Ultra-Plinian from Connecticut

Jul 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.92 by thoglund from New York

Jun 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.68 by zimm421 from Ohio

Jun 13, 2016
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Reviewed by Jadjunk from Georgia

3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
"From the darkness I watch you. All of you, all of your lives, with a thousand eyes, and one. Abiding in the shadows of this dark saison lie beguiling and entrancing aromas and flavors - girded by crisp, lasting herbal hop notes, and a yeasty, spicy finish." Brewed in the style of a Saison Ale, available in 750ml. bottles and on limited draft. Entry #5 in the Game of Thrones-inspired series.

Poured from a 750ml. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a smooth foam head of a pale brown tone over a very dark brown body with thin opacity, abundant, lively carbonation. Retention is very good and lacing is medium and tiered. 4

(Smell) Pale and cracker malt body with soft yeasty effervescence, spring fruit notes, peppery and slightly spicy. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) The flavor largely follows the aroma, with the exception of a far more revealed roasted malt character that compliments the malt profile. Yeast notes are fairly ordinary, with light fruitiness and peppery and spicy effervescence coming through most dominant on the back end. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, silky, lightly chewy, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, medium overall. Balance is slightly drying earthy bitter, spicy over sweet. Alcohol presence is mild and there are no off characters overall. 3.75

(Overall) Even though the series has continued past this release, this is where I get off the Ommegang's Game of Thrones train. It's been a decent ride, and pretty much all of the beers have been enjoyable, but none truly outstanding. Three-Eyed Raven is one of the better releases in the series, but not by a sizable margin. A decent, and not overly dry saison with a reasonable roasted character contributing to the hue and some slight malt complexity, but a fairly simple yeast character keeps this beer from hitting any overly adventurous notes while maintaining a respectable quality about it. 3.75

Brewery Ommegang's
Game Of Thrones: Three-Eyed Raven Dark Saison Ale
3.77/5.00
Jun 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by 1levelabove247 from New Jersey

Jun 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.96 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Jun 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by garyloveman from Massachusetts

Jun 02, 2016
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