Game Of Thrones: Hand Of The Queen | Brewery Ommegang

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3.77/5
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Game Of Thrones: Hand Of The QueenGame Of Thrones: Hand Of The Queen
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:
51
Ratings:
113
pDev:
11.67%
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of chinchill
2.91/5  rDev -22.8%
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 off-notes and the flavor is hurt by them too, particularly the aftertaste.
Overall: the most disappointing beer from Ommegang, let alone the GoT series.

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Photo of videofrog
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moundbz
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nephilium
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
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 +4.5%
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 -0.3%
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 +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigdb
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of cozmo
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
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 -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chitoryu12
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
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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Photo of Mass_hole
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Boring bottle with a cheap-looking label. The Brewery is going in the wrong direction with presentation of the GoT beers. The beer itself appeared to me to be an attractive amber shade. More red than brown. Someone else dubbed it a deep ruby brown. Either seems a close enough description. Thick head held up awhile.

Not sure how to describe the taste since I wasn’t able to identify specific flavors or notes (my lack of experience, not an indication of the beer lacking flavor). I suppose the most descriptive thought that comes to mind is that it has an earthy sweetness. Like something that is robustly tangy and sweet, such as sherry or bourbon-casked beer.

This was my first foray into barleywines and it was a success. I liked it a lot. Enough that I’d buy it again and it’ll encourage me to try other barleywines.

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Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of polloenfuego
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look is deep ruby brown with a three finger head of off white head. Head lasts a good long time and on break there is a nice cap and collar and excellent lacing.

Smell is fruity, malty and oaky. Dark fruits and treacle dominate. The malts are a close second, and then a touch of oak.

Taste follows the nose, but there is a ton of booze on this one. I get all the flavors of the aroma, including some nice dark fruits.

Feel is a little light for the style, and there is a definite booze burn on this that takes away.

Not a bad beer, but this seems a bit out of place as an English barleywine.

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Photo of UniversalDiablo
4.84/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Beaver13
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy light brown with a big creamy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet and musty toffee malt with some slightly tart fruit and alcohol. Bready Belgian notes come out as it warms

The flavor is sweet bready toffee and fruitcake with a boozy sharp bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an interesting barley wine that's almost quad like. The flavors are a bit harsh and don't blend well together. Maybe nicer with some age?

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Photo of chiefz1
4.41/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M4CDO
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dre1966
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Game Of Thrones: Hand Of The Queen from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 113 ratings