Game Of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms | Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
3.89/5
Very Good
Game Of Thrones: Seven KingdomsGame Of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
328
pDev:
8.23%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
109
Trade:
2
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 81 | Ratings: 328
Photo of thehyperduck
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.

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Photo of craigbelly
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.

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Photo of secondtooth
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.

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Photo of dacrza1
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...

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Photo of Zorro
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.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
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!

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Photo of mactrail
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.

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Photo of Boto
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!

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Photo of chinchill
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.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
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

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Photo of pweis909
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)

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Photo of KTCamm
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12/9/16...pours pale matted yellow gold with thick hearty snow drift white foam. Wheaty citrus nose. Taste opens clean and malty and then rolls quickly into a sharp quick bitter. Juicy. Quite flavorful.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy straw with almost greenish glints and a frothy, long lasting head. Classic Belgian fruity, clovey yeast esters in the aroma with grainyness and herbal hops in there too. The taste is hop forward with herbal, lychee, eucalyptus notes. A sturdy bready malt profile is reminiscent of a Tripel. A bit of crispness may be attributable to the wheat malt used. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a smooth, active carbonation. Medium bitterness and fruity esters in the finish.

A nice Belgian IPA. Good balance, but could perhaps be more bitter and hop focused. Still worth a try, especially for Belgian yeast fans.

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Photo of microbrewlover
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy pale orange, shows lots of sediment when held up to the light. Has a fluffy white, pale head which dissipates in a few minutes but leaves lots of lacing.
Smells of lemon, orange peel, grapefruit and wheat. Maybe a little tangerine; everything blends well with the wheat.
The taste is heavy on the lemon and orange with a sweet wheat backbone. Bitter hops bit the tongue at the end, leaving a dry finish.
Overall this is another good beer from Ommegang but just a little too heavy on the lemon. The finish will make your mouth pucker just a bit.
Eric D.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

-spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Beautiful light lemony orange coloring, heavy on the haze with a vibrant effervesce factor swirling about within. The capping is large in structure, almost mountanious, breaching the rim, bone white in color and seemingly everlasting. Great full sheet coverage lines the vessel with multiple descending rings downward.

S: Sweet orange peel, corriander and pepper citrus for aroma. Mixes with some lemon, slightly above aveage strength, spicy, sweet, very good overall.

T: Flavor was spicy pepper orange with a wheat palate. Tart citrus-grapefruit breaks out, with some hay and pine notes. Sweet grains, earthy floral hops and a soft dry belgian yeastiness on the close.

M: Crisp active carbonation, warming and spicy on the hold, wheaty feel, bubbly and frothy texture.

O: Clean, spicy and tart citrusy-grapefruit, lightly dry, and finely brewed and balanced for optimium drinking pleasure. Ommegang makes very clean, balanced and drinkable belgian style beers, this certainly stands out. I dont give out many ratngs above 4.0, this certainly deserves recognition beyond just the very good status.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this from the bomber chilled in a willybecker.

The color is a dark golden looking hue with white head and lace sticks with good retention.
The smell has floral and slight citrus hop aroma with a light yeast ester with wheat in the smell and some herbal hop scents with gentle peppery accent. The feel is semi-bitter with light malt sweetness and gentle alcohol with medium carbonation and semi-dry finish.

The taste has good balance of light fruity and pepper in the hops and yeast with a gentle citrus accent with subtle green herbal quality with unripe fruit in the back. This is a very good wheat with some nice complimentary hop flavors

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Photo of stortore
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a fairly clear, bright yellow. Two finger head on an average pour, the bright white foam stays around awhile. Lots of foamy lacing. Smell is Belgian yeast, black pepper, straw, light funk, herbal hops- stronger throughout the bottle, wheat, some lemon, a spicy aroma, a little smoke. Taste has a good amount of hop bitterness right up front, yeast, lemon, light malt, some crackers, spices- clove for sure, a little funk, a little earthy on the finish. Dry, refreshing, smooth, good body, the taste lingers, especially the hop bitterness.

This is a really good effort. Good flavor, great aroma, like the hops. Enjoyable and worth a purchase.

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Photo of hman43
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: It pours light golden with a white creamy head. It has good head retention and has a slight haze to it. There is also plenty of lacing.

Smell: It has aromas of yeast, citrus, grain, and moderately-low banana.

Taste: There are flavors high in spice, moderate levels of fruit, some clove, banana, and citrus. The grain flavors have a bit of sweet to it.

Feel: It has a dry finish with moderate carbonation. It has a very slight warming to it. There is also a bit of a bite on the palate.

Overall, this is a complex combination of yeast, hops, and malts that produces quite a bit of flavor and aroma.

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A mighty tasty wheat beer. You get a bit of sweetness and malt from the wheat, but this beer if quite hop forward. Lots of pine and citrus, but different than many IPA's I have had.

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Photo of Guppy314
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a bottle, pours a hazy pale yellow with a dense white one-finger head. Aromas of indistinct citrus/fruit with a bit of banana and yeast. Taste is hop-forward with tart citrus like orange. Well carbonated with wheat malt competing with some hops bitterness at the end.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a small chalice: color is straw gold, head is bright white with small bubbles, head laces the glass and lingers with a small top; heavy sediment floating throughout and light effervescence.

Smell is big and enticing with this brew: big yeast funk at first with light spice, phenols, esters, some banana and bubblegum; then some moderate biscuit/bready malt comes through and the hop bitterness follows.

Taste is similar to the aroma with a big yeast funkiness, nearly brett-like but the spice/off yeast flavor are really just kicking with spice/phenols/banana/bubblegum all noticeable; malt is lighter and bready; hops are bitter/earthy with some lighter citrus note.

Mouthfeel is very good: light and fresh, good carbonation with great presence and flavor lingering on the tongue and some lightness on the cheeks.

Overall, a great beer and not unexpected from Ommegang; flavors are interesting and deep and big.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color with a thick foamy head. Head retention is very good. Lacing is very good as well. Aroma of Belgian yeasts, wheat and cloves. Big Belgian yeast taste with some banana and cloves at the end. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.26/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Seven Kingdoms pours a hazy golden color with a big long lasting, lacing head. Creamy spicy aromas, with hints of hops. The taste is very spicy, creamy, hints of banana, and a bitter aftertaste. Good feel and body. Overall a very complete beer.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy bright yellow color with two fingers of fluffy white head and moderate to high carbonation evident.
Belgian yeast, apples, bananas, spices, bready malts. Nice nose, taste is am little weaker. Medium body and moderate carbonation.


Overall a nice nose but weak taste.

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Photo of CHickman
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle states Hoppy Wheat Ale, it pours cloudy gold with a lot of sediment and bubbles swirling around, leading to a 2 finger thick foamy bright white head that faded very slowly and left excellent foamy lacing and rings as it went down. A great looking beer.

Smells of lemon zest, wheat, coriander, pepper, toasted grains, light caramel, biscuit, dry floral hops, herbs or spruce tips, bread crust and other mild spices. Most of the aromas are soft and mild, letting all the proper Belgian notes blend for a perfect summery essence.

Flavors are all Belgian with a very heavy lemon and wheat combo which allows the spices to come through including coriander, pepper, allspice, light clove, bubblegum and brown sugar. Dry floral hops, cracked wheat, biscuit, toasted grains, herbs and orange peel round out the taste. Really earthy yet hoppy and spices, it masks the ABV and goes down like a session beer.

Mouthfeel is creamy and very smooth, with real mild carbonation, a medium body and a semi-bitter finish that's on the dry side. It leaves a grainy lemon aftertaste which seems sweet but then ends clean. A really fine beer that was quite enjoyable.

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Game Of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 328 ratings