Game Of Thrones: Hand Of The Queen | Brewery Ommegang

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3.78/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by superspak on 12-18-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
123
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
3
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30
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Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of penguinsgoboom
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a bubbly half finger head that quickly dissipates. Color is prune like. If they were going for a wine-like color, I feel they got pretty close. Lots of sediment floating around.

S: Sweet, honey, caramel, dark fruits. Malty

T: Light for such a drink. The fruitiness permeates the entire profile while the toffee, bready, bitter hoppy flavors show up in the middle with a bang.

O: One review said it has qualities of a red and I'd agree. The alcohol is well hidden. This isn't bad, but it's not winning me over.

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Photo of Edy-Cantarero
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark but clear acorn-copper with a very large airy foam settling to a persistent tan blanket leaving spotty lace all over the glass.

Smell is a little metallic and piney with caramel shortbread and cinnamon dates.

Almost Quad-like, I get graham biscuit and ginger snaps with dark fruits and a boozy heat that, much like King in the North, is nondescript. A bit of zucchini bread and toffee come out at temp.

The body is medium with a crackly dry carbonation and a boozy finish.

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Photo of mikeg67
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle. Pours dark amber with tall, long-lasting, foamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, dark fruit, alcohol and sherry. Body is full and slightly crisp. Caramel malt, dark fruit, herbal hops and alcohol fill the mouth. Finish is long, heavy and dry. Great brew.

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Photo of Zopiac
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Somehow this reminds me of Founder's Curmudgeon's, but less maple and no bourbon hit. Same smooth, round mouthfeel and a strong maple and brown sugar type aroma.

Was expecting it to be more fruity due to Tyrion's wine addiction.

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Photo of rajendra82
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The color was a darker shade of brown, and the body cloudier than typical for the style, making the pour look more like a Belgian Dubbel than a Barleywine. The smell was sweet, with honey coming to mind right away, followed by brown sugar. The taste was unlike most Barleywines I have ever had, as this tasted vaguely spiced, bready, vinous, and quite watery. The mouthfeel was on the thinner side of most beers of the style. The alcohol was well hidden though, and drinkability was quite high. An unusual style for Ommegang, and sadly it shows.

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Photo of zeff80
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Poured out a somewhat murky, dark brown color with a small, off-white head. It smelled of toffee, caramel and boozy sweetness. Sweet toffee and caramel dominate the flavor.

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Photo of jlindros
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big foamy head, good retention and lacing, slight hazy auburn chestnut color

Nose sweet caramel candy malt, toasted reddish biscuity, little toffee and dark fruits, hint earthy hop

Taste big sweet toasted reddish malt, toffee, caramel notes, fruity esters candied apple, sweet candy, little syrupy, mild spicy hop, hint of perfumey alcohol

Mouth is fuller bod but not syrupy, nice carb, little alcohol

Overall pretty nice, would be better aged

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Photo of chinchill
2.91/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Large shared bottle (thanks Becca).
Looks great, with a sparkling clear dark copper colored body and a good off-white head.
However, the aroma is dominated by of-notes and the flavor is hurt by them too, particularly the aftertaste.
Overall: the most disappointing beer from Ommegang, let alone the GoT series. Contamination suspected.

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Photo of videofrog
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moundbz
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nephilium
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Rich, malty aroma with hints of dark fruit and toffee. Pours a clear red with a thin off-white head that sticks around for a while. Rich flavor, with toffee and a touch of roast coming through. There's enough hops to balance out the sweetness to prevent it from getting cloying. The alcohol is really well hidden for being so high, with just a touch of heat as it warms up. Overall, this is a really good British Barleywine.

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I pretty much only bought this beer because I'm a Game of Thrones fan. To be honest, I'm not a huge barleywine fan. The booziness is appreciated, however I'm not a fan of super malty beers. As for this barleywine, it's not as malty as some. Definitely drinkable, although I'm sure it's going to take me a bit to finish off the entire bottle by myself.

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Photo of EMH73
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium brown with red highlights. An inch and a half tan head that is well retained and leaves excellent lacing. Smells and tastes of sweet roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, milk chocolate, alcohol and a slight hop presence. Light bodied for the style, medium carbonation, watery mouth feel for the style.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigdb
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickS95
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cozmo
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Game Of Thrones: Hand Of The Queen brewed by Brewery Ommegang, with an ABV of 10.70% This English Barleywine pours into a pint beer glass a nice brown color with a light brown head. There is a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with grains and malts. You also pick up on a nice sweetness an hop bitterness, in the smell of this brew as well. So far this is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors. You first pick up on the bold grains and malts, with spices. Then a mild mix of fruit with crips hop bitterness. The body of Game Of Thrones: Hand Of The Queen is a medium to heavy, but not to heavy. It is really hard to pick up on 10.60% ABV in this , it is just that smooth. There is a lot going on in this Barleywine. To be honest there is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. The mouth feel is Bold, Rich, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give Game Of Thrones: Hand Of The Queen a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Brewery Ommegang, did a super nice job with this brew. If you are looking for something different I highly recommend this brew.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chitoryu12
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: A sort of unusual dark copper with slight yellow tones. It's hard to get a real feel on the color. Good white head that quickly turns into a ring.

Smell: Chocolate, fruits, sweet sugar, and a lot of alcohol.

Taste: Very mild for a barleywine. Milk chocolate, a bit of bitterness, and some spiciness backing the alcohol. Nowhere near as bold as it should be.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thick, average carbonation.

Overall: Like someone took a cheap brown ale and added milk chocolate and a splash of neutral grain spirit. Not a bad beer, but not worthy of the style name.

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Game Of Thrones: Hand Of The Queen from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 123 ratings