Game Of Thrones: Valar Dohaeris
Brewery Ommegang

Game Of Thrones: Valar DohaerisGame Of Thrones: Valar Dohaeris
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From:
Brewery Ommegang
 
New York, United States
Style:
Tripel
ABV:
9%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 8.13%
Ratings:
240
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 15, 2022
Added:
Jul 25, 2016
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  55
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: None
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3.65 by WynnO from Florida on Feb 15, 2022
 
3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Nov 29, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bushbeer75 from Michigan

poured from a 1pt. 9.4 fl. oz. caged and corked brown bottle – not dated

Ommegang Game of Thornes; Valar Dohaeris poured a 1 ½ finger off-white bubbly head that sat atop of a bright gold body. The head held very well and produced nice chunks of lacing on the walls of my tulip glass. Fine bubbles of carbonation raced to the fluffy head. The sweet honey aroma and candy sugar was followed by the scent of light fruit [peach, pear, banana]. The taste matches the nose with a peppery clove noticed at first sip. The mouth feel is rich, crisp and is high medium to full bodied with a dry finish.

Overall, the Triple is very enjoyable. Brewery Ommegang never disappoints!

Nov 05, 2021
 
4.03 by LeftHanded666 from New York on Oct 09, 2021
 
3.83 by QuintusHorace from California on Jul 30, 2021
 
4.35 by KarlHvK from New York on Mar 12, 2021
 
4.09 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Feb 05, 2021
 
4 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Nov 14, 2020
 
5 by Gubblecote from New York on Nov 09, 2020
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4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mwilbur from Minnesota

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow-orange hue with active carbonation jets fueling a 2-3 inch frothy/rocky white head with excellent retention.
S: Fresh Belgian yeast with white pepper, fruity esters, vanilla, honey, apple, and hints of pear and a vinous note.
T: Fresh Belgian yeast, honeyed malt, white pepper, apple, pear, warming spice, herbal mint, and almond.
M: Light-medium body. Effervescent, refreshing, and lively. Sweet, but not overly so. Peppery and warming spice. Amazing balance. Lingers nicely on the palate.
D: Amazingly approachable, very well constructed, and with good complexity. Superb for style. Well done, Ommegang!

Oct 26, 2020
 
3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Sep 15, 2020
 
3.75 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Jul 23, 2020
 
3.94 by Estrems1 from New Jersey on Jun 14, 2020
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4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by teromous from Virginia

I don't see a date listed on the bottle.

Appearance: The body is a cloudy golden-orange color. The head is large and slightly off-white. It has a creamy textured head that is marred with craters and large balloons of carbonation. Decent retention but not much for lacing.

Aroma: Spicy hops with wild grasses and wild flowers. White pepper and somewhat old cardboard aromas. It smells mature.

Taste: Pepper comes up first and it is whacked out of the way by a massive clove flavor. This is followed by a slightly sweet flavor of very, very light caramel. There are notes of bay leaf and a hint of thyme. There is an earthy moss flavor towards the last bit of the middle of the tongue and the first bit of the back of it. There are slightly toasted notes in the aftertaste, along with a stronger spicy pepper flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light, effervescent, brisk and crisp, fuzzy, and enjoyable. Very easy to drink.

Overall: Ommegang really brought their A game to this beer. It's unbelievably good. The beer is expertly crafted and it delivers not only memorable flavors and aromas, but memory crafting flavors and aromas. If you want to put a stamp in time, this is the right beer for the job. I highly recommend it for any memorable events such as weddings or family reunions. It is likely to outshine or upscale the food you have planned. I highly recommend it and I would love to drink it again.

Jun 06, 2020
 
3.53 by ummswimmin from New Jersey on May 29, 2020
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4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by sjrider from California

Poured from a bottle- murky dark orange/gold with lots of particulate matter and big fluffy white head leaving lots of foamy lacing. Not sure how old this is ,Costco special @$8. Nose is sweet and yeasty. Taste follows with banana, honey and spice. Finish is quite carbonated and then almost dry. ABV well hidden.Much better than expected.

May 14, 2020
 
4.09 by Whitey_from_Remedy from Pennsylvania on Jan 14, 2020
 
3.88 by thegreatnicoli from Texas on Sep 10, 2019
 
4 by Griffith from Connecticut on Jul 13, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Bluecrow from New York

Bright yellow and clear bottle pour with a fluffy cap. The aroma is typically sweet for a tripel with banana esters included. The flavor is very full, and includes sweet malt, bubblegum, lemon and plum. The abv is not detectable. This is very good.

Jun 16, 2019
 
2.59 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on May 08, 2019
 
3.78 by kdivers from New Hampshire on Apr 15, 2019
 
4.42 by SlainteAlbanyNY from New York on Apr 13, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a cork'n'cage bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear golden copper pour with thick fluffy white head. Great lacing.

S: Bready and sweet. Yeasty phenols, spice, and lemon citrus.

T/F: Follows the nose. Bread and yeast... sweet Belgian candi sugar, honey, and spice. Some buttery lemon and stone fruit. Hopping for balance... sticky on the tongue. Hides its ABV... medium bodied, with more complex sweets, fruit, and spice at the finish.

O: A tripel was right in Ommegang's wheelhouse and this is a great brew. One of the best in the GoT series.

Feb 10, 2019
 
3.94 by szmnnl99 from Michigan on Jan 13, 2019
 
4.04 by DaPan from Canada (ON) on Dec 26, 2018
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4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by GingerFinn from Canada (ON)

Fantastic. I wish that it wasn't a limited edition.

Smooth and crisp on the palate with bready notes and a deep malt flavour, but not too sweet.

Oct 31, 2018
 
4.09 by quadmad from Canada (ON) on Oct 07, 2018
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4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

750 mL cork and cage bottle purchased at the LCBO sometime this past winter (and cellared since). Best before Sept 15 2019 and served near cellar temperature.

Pours bright golden with immaculate clarity; quite a lot of effervescence, too, which supports the regal-looking inch of rocky, billowing white head as it dissipates at its agonizingly slow pace. A smooth curtain of lace is left behind as it recedes; this is a positively gorgeous beer. There's grainy pale malts and some light candi sugar sweetness on the nose, but other than that the yeast seems to be the main driving factor - I'm getting orchard fruit esters along the lines of apple, pear and banana, along with some mild spiciness. Faintly floral and herbal, too, with the alcohol being borderline detectable.

Oh man, this is just a lovely beer to sip - and a dangerous one, too. Moderately sweet, with candi sugar and honey overshadowing a grainy, bready pale malt backdrop as fruitier flavours develop by mid-sip. Suggestions of pear, banana, apricot and sultana raisins maintain the sweetness through to the back end, where they are joined by spicy hints of clove and pepper. Concludes with some booziness joining the fray, followed up with an off-dry note in the aftertaste. A full-bodied beer, with gentle carbonation that induces a light frothiness; its slick, smooth texture feels luxurious on the surface of the palate.

Final Grade: 4.33, a hard-earned A grade. Valar Dohaeris is a beer that will sneak up on you. It's also far more drinkable than a beer of this stripe has any business being, which is not at all a complaint - though I would've been better off saving this beer until the season premiere and splitting it with someone. Line this tripel up next to a bunch of unmarked glasses of the Trappist competition and it'd blend in shockingly well - and that's high praise, indeed, because that includes a few of my favourite beers of all time. If you're holding onto a bottle and haven't tried it yet, pop 'er open soon.

Sep 28, 2018
 
3.89 by philbe311 from Pennsylvania on Aug 18, 2018
 
4.6 by VikingDAB from New York on Aug 08, 2018
 
4.07 by dlin0sbb from Ohio on Jun 14, 2018
 
4.31 by WormGod from New York on Feb 12, 2018
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3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

Misty mandarin body, opaque, with frothy, pure white head that has a couple minutes retention.
Mild aroma (though my friends said it was vibrant, so maybe I had an off day), lightly fruity and sweet - pulp fruit and orange.
First thing is the buttery, silky mouthfeel, full and rich, luxurious; tastes of butterscotch, banana, peach, honey; plenty sweet and finish is medium dry, just enough to cut through the sugars; medium carbonation, fine and almost champagne like.

A big dessert beer, I'm liking the full richness of it and fruitiness that can only come from unfiltered yeast, it's just a touch too sugary for me.

Jan 01, 2018
 
3.88 by tubeyes from Texas on Jan 01, 2018
 
3.7 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Dec 23, 2017
 
4.24 by StormAles from Canada (ON) on Nov 25, 2017
 
3.47 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Nov 15, 2017
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4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

750 ml cork and cage bottle. LCBO purchase for about $12 CDN. Served fairly cold into a Chimay chalice. Best before September 2019.

Appearance - hazy, dark golden color with a touch of muddy brown. Brilliant two fingers of sparkling white head, good retention. Less lacing than expected, but like most beers in this style, a beautiful looking beer.

Smell - plenty of powdery and bready notes, sweet Belgian candi sugar, some subtle peaches and pears with hints of white pepper and lemon zest. Some booziness is present too.

Taste - dense and doughy, bread flavors, some sugar and peaches. Middling bitterness throughout, so sweet while also being bitter. Grape and raisin in there too.

Mouthfeel - robust and full, creamy and dense, carbonation is there and booze is not terribly disguised. Like a meal in a glass. The tiniest sliver from perfection.

Overall - one of the best Game of Thrones beers and a well made tripel. Wouldn't expect anything less from Ommegang. Improves substantially as it warms of course.

Nov 12, 2017
 
3.59 by Khaack from New York on Oct 29, 2017
Game Of Thrones: Valar Dohaeris from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 240 ratings