Game Of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms
Brewery Ommegang

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From:
Brewery Ommegang
 
New York, United States
Style:
Belgian IPA
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 8.74%
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
246
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 02, 2020
Added:
Mar 12, 2016
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  109
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Reviewed by tide from California

4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Foggy straw golden color, foam is rich and very fine, lacing on glass. Smells honey, lemon, caramel Fuji apple, coriander smells. That’s a zesty, hoppy and ripe fruity smell. The beer is light body, bitter and dry. There’s tangerine, pineapple, lemon custard, white pepper, Fuji apple, roast sweet potato, pomelo pulp, coriander and ginger aromas. The beer also shows toasty bread aroma,more like a light burn caramel, and then hard candy’s sweet aroma. The aftertaste is bitter, like cheese molds, which is bit peppery and spice. The beer have a bread, wheat grain backbone. And there’s hard candy malt character (or maybe candy sugar added). There’s floral fragrance like mix of chamomile and mild jasmine. It’s also hoppy, shows zesty citrus aromas. It also shows Belgian wheat ale’s coriander, ginger spice. To me, this doesn’t taste like Belgian IPA. It taste like a mashup of Belgian wheat ale, Belgian Tripel (candy sugar, floral yeast; it’s like chouffe’s earthy Belgium golden ale), with extra hops.
Nov 02, 2020
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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
May 8th, 2016 - Long before D&D absolutely wrecked the Game of Thrones hype, Ommegang was on the hype train in a first class cabin, putting out some interesting brews themed to the show. This one starts oddly, with corn chips and pineapple juice, and then gives way to a touch of blood orange on the nose. A bit like a fruity salsa, I reckon. And then the taste, which is very Ommegang in its heavy Belgian notes. It reminds me a bit of a Unibroue beer, both soft and velvety, and with an intensity of flavor.
Sep 16, 2020
 
Rated: 2 by t2grogan from Arizona

Nov 15, 2019
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Rated by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

1.42/5  rDev -63.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5
Drain Pour.
May 08, 2019
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Reviewed by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750 mL corked and caged bottle from the LCBO; best before Mar 15 2017 and served well chilled. Given how, um, 'expired' this beer is, my review should be taken with a heaping spoonful of salt... that is, unless your bottle has also been sitting in a cellar for two years too long. On the other hand, old bottle-conditioned beers have surprised me in the past...

Pours lightly hazy, pale golden in colour and very effervescent, crowned with one finger of resilient, lumpy white head that seems to maintain cohesion indefinitely. Successive bands of lace coat the glass as its level drops; I have high expectations for BIPAs, visually-speaking, and this one looks fantastic in spite of its extreme age. The aroma is still reasonably enticing too - quite yeasty and spicy, with a fair bit of clove alongside hints of orchard fruit and rather wheaty, grainy pale malts. Slight touches of green banana and subtle, unobtrusive phenolic character; I've smelled better, but this'll do.

It took a few sips for my taste buds to acclimate to its intensity; nonetheless I enjoyed this beer right from the get-go. The underlying malt backbone has an understated grainy, bready wheat sweetness - but it's the spicy, fiercely peppery yeast character and floral, fruity hops that take up the lion's share of the flavour profile. I'm getting clove and peppercorn, with hints of bell pepper, green banana, apple skin and citrus zest. More phenolic towards the back end, which bends back towards floral hop bitterness and spiciness; the aftertaste is a little too persistent for my preferences, but that's a minor issue at best. Medium in body, with assertive carbonation that remains prickly to the end. The alcohol does become a little noticeable as it warms, to the extent that I'm thinking maybe the abv has crept upwards? It is (or was) a live product, after all.

Final Grade: 4.15, an A-. Considering that this is an IPA that was purchased 2 or 3 years ago, and thenceforth neglected on a concrete cellar floor, Seven Kingdoms has held up with remarkable grace. Perhaps a dungeon floor would've been more appropriate, but either way I'm shocked at how much I still enjoyed this one. At the end of the day, I wish I'd tried it fresh... but since my glass is still half-full, I'm feeling optimistic! I've always wondered how a Belgian IPA holds up in the cellar, and now I know: that's valuable life experience, right there.
May 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by Edy-Cantarero from New York

Apr 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Jan 31, 2019
 
Rated: 3.68 by DaveCash from New York

Apr 19, 2018
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Reviewed by craigbelly from Iowa

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a golden straw color with an almost snow drift like head. Classic Belgian yeast esters in the aroma with clover and herbal hops. The taste is hop forward with herbal tones. Bready malt crispness. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied. Medium bitterness.
Feb 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by LinksusMaximus from New York

Jan 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.49 by OhioLimoncello from Ohio

Sep 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.54 by sohearn from Alabama

Aug 13, 2017
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Reviewed by secondtooth from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Cloudy golden, with a huge white head and fine suds. Lace is small but present.

Aroma: Bright and floral, very nice.

Taste: Belgian yeasts present up front, with spices, and packed with bitter and floral notes. I get lemony hops and spicy, peppery flavors here, melded artfully into a tasty and flavorful ale. Solid and very drinkable.
Aug 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.88 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Jul 29, 2017
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
DATE: July 17, 2017... OCCASION: Game of Thrones Season 7! GLASSWARE: Affligem chalice...pours a golden body with reasonable effervescence... head is snow-white and smooth, creamy with a finger’s worth of lacing... grapefruit, banana, peppercorn, bubblegum, orange peel, lemon, ginger, and enticing floral hops that welcome more deep breaths... light, refreshing, crisp, and dry at the finish--a phantom 6.9% with a lingering honey, bubblegum, and flowery hops... through each sip, the glass laces in a wash of white... the flavor profile is respectfully hoppy, with flowers, orange and lemon piquing early... a light bubblegum, pepper, and honey mix is secondary, with banana and clove also apparent.... a late malt push suggests this seeks some balance, though it refreshes with its aromatic overtones... much like the first episode, this beer is solid--no surprises, just a re-establishment of a style with subtle nuance... worthy of a chalice, not necessarily of its price tag...
Jul 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.71 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Jul 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Zorro from California

3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Clear golden colored ale with a massive pillowy white head.

Smells strongly hoppy. Smells yeasty and sweetly of honeysuckle. Smells strongly of coriander.

Starts out very dry and lemony in the mouth. Very herbal tasting and strong coriander. Peppery tasting. Mildly bitter. But mostly this is dry as a bone.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall it tastes like a bone dry Saison.
Jul 05, 2017
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the older bottle, it pours a hazy orange-amber with a nice head that lasts. Some lacing as you enjoy it. I get some fruit in the nose, along with the yeast and malt. The mouth revels in the malt and hops flavor. Personally, I think it ages well! Yum!
Jul 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Marvicsin from California

May 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by generallee from Virginia

May 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.79 by Satsuma from Florida

May 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.89 by bshefftz from California

Apr 28, 2017
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.24/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
After a year in the bottle this is clear yellow but showing masses of floaties in the brew and more jiggling near the bottom. Long-lasting white foam in the Piraat tulip. The first taste is that deeply estery German wheat taste, but besides big cloves it goes into the peppermint side. Extremely aromatic, and if there's such a thing as too much aroma, this is it. I feel it down into my lungs.

This is quite hoppy with a bitter aftertaste of piney, resiny hops plus the usual back of the throat yeast. And it's Ommegang yeast, which is straight out of Game of Thrones. Some malty sweetness. This is all so well-made, it's just crushing with challenging flavors.

Somehow I don't think the big American hops work so well with the usual Ommegang massively flavored yeasty flavor. It's big and brash and there's no room to breathe. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Barons market in San Diego.
Apr 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Apr 08, 2017
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Reviewed by Boto from Connecticut

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle: this one pours a cloudy golden color. There was a small white head that doesn’t linger long. Interesting nose. Herbal, floral, banana, spice. The taste is good. Some spice, banana, wheat, lemon. Slightly effervescent on the tongue. Tasty!
Mar 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.02 by DaPan from Canada (ON)

Mar 11, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by tfsimpkins from Florida

Mar 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by SonictheBeerhog from New York

Feb 20, 2017
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Shared 750 ml bottle (thanks LJ).
Pours slightly hazy and golden with a fine white head.
Fruity-funky-yeasty aroma with a flavor to match although much less funky. Moderately bitter with some wheat bread.
Medium body and medium+ carbonation.
Feb 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.79 by Andrewharemza from Australia

Feb 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.7 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

Feb 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by nearengine from Arizona

Jan 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.73 by Greasy from Kentucky

Jan 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.84 by RedAleMan from Canada (ON)

Jan 15, 2017
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a 750 ml bottle poured into a snifter. This nice little BIPA pours a
lightly hazed yellow straw color with a beautiful head of white foam that subsides
to a thick ring, thick sudsy layer, and features excellent lacing. Nose of candy sugar,
wheat notes, heavy yeasty breaded notes, herbal hops galore, and Belgian spice.
Flavors follow the nose with aplomb; sweet candy sugar awash in breaded malts and
soft wheat is pulled into the IPA territory with zesty herbal hop notes that mingle nicely with
clove and bitter orange zest with a touch of lemon zest. Excellent mouth feel; crisp, medium
carbonation that is lightly prickly, and a herbal and grassy hop finish.

Improves with warmth, overall excellence.

Cheers
Jan 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.81 by Rilesmiles from Wisconsin

Jan 07, 2017
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Reviewed by pweis909 from Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look-disclaimer--I'm drinking from an opaque cup. There is huge billowy foam and what looks like nice blond color.

Familiar smell of Belgian style spicy phenolics.

Taste-the American hops seem to take a back seat to yeast driven flavor, but to the extent that I get them, I sort if wish they weren't there. Some Belgian hoppy beers work better for me. This is a tasty beeer but in this case the hops detract. Still good but concept didn't come acrosss as well as some other hoot Belgians (e.g. Tank7)
Jan 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.57 by Jonbw from Mississippi

Jan 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jan 01, 2017
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Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 331 ratings