Game Of Thrones: Queen Of The Seven Kingdoms
Brewery Ommegang

Game Of Thrones: Queen Of The Seven KingdomsGame Of Thrones: Queen Of The Seven Kingdoms
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Style:
Belgian Blonde Ale
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 8.53%
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
124
From:
Brewery Ommegang
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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SCORE
86
Very Good
Game Of Thrones: Queen Of The Seven KingdomsGame Of Thrones: Queen Of The Seven Kingdoms
Notes: A beer for Cersei- who reminds us that everyone who isn't us is an enemy. An exquisite blend of sour ale and Belgian-style blonde ale.
Reviews: 47 | Ratings: 124 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Parmesan
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L:. Pours a hazy straw yellow with a fizzy medium head that dissipates rather quickly.

S:. Slight lemony floral hop, grass and dandelion, mixes with a light sour.

T:. Delicate lemon fruit and a light tropical fruit, cut grass and dandelion, mixes with a light sour and a touch of acid.

F:. Light body smooth carbonation.

O:. Nothing special but this is a very drinkable summer beer.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a ommegang teku glass.

Appearance: Semi transparent dark gold color with medium to full bubbles to the body.

Smell: lemon aroma. Yeast with doses of yeast scent.

Taste: Sour with hints of lemon juice and hint of light spiciness. White grape juice reminiscing of white wine which gives it a sweet blend.

Mouth: Sticky finish which reminds me of rye bread.

Overall: Good brew but I used it as a palate cleanser as beer number two to three. Always in a glass, Salud!

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Photo of secondtooth
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cersei’s beer. If she drank beer. Hah.

Appearance: Cloudy golden amber with a huge, regal white head and thick walls of lace. Hmm, Like Cersei after all?

Aroma: Sour berries, tart stone fruit. Pleasing. Again, like Cersei.

Taste: Fruity and malty, with some sour elements but really quite drinkable and enjoyable. Solid.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Am I too late for the party ?
I have seen not one of the 73 episodes and probably never will. What a square.

But I liked the ale.
Perspective and caveats. I am primarily hop-adverse. That condition is quickly becoming replaced by being sour-adverse. That said, I found this low-hop brew to be well-balanced by just enough tartness.
It could Look better (more foam.) It could Smell slightly better (more fruit.) But it Tastes fine and refreshing.

This is my 24th brew from Ommegang and I have two more Thrones in my cellar. I grab every Ommegang I have not tried and go back to their best. I am a huge fan of how Duvel-Moortgat lets its breweries create. And even though I know nada about Game of Thrones (except that film production has stopped), it is a great coup for a Belgian-inspired brewer to tag along with Hollywood sparkle... so to speak... and introduce the most subtle brewing tradition to a mass market.

Bravo !

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Photo of JayQue
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had a few Belgian Blonde Ales..mostly good ones, especially the Westvleteren!!!! This on is a winner also. I usually look forward to Ommegang beers. They have a great take on Belgian styles and the yeast aspect is spot on. This beer was poured into a flute, a good, clear dark gold color with a big fluffy/frothy white head with excellent head retention. Plenty of foamy white lacing too - broken bands and spotty patches. Aroma is excellent. Belgian yeast, lemon, lemongrass, wheat and some light fruits (like a mild Tripel's apples and pears). There is also a touch of honey sweetness and some balancing mild hops bitterness. For a light tasting/medium mouthfeel beer, this is pretty complex!!!! Mouthfeel is medium richness with some moderate sourness, a touch of sweetness and a little balancing hops bitterness. This is far more than a lawnmower beer but it should be brewed every so often as a nice, complex summer brew.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i guess i remain the only human in the country not enamored with the game of thrones program, which aside from these awesome beers from ommegang, i know very little about. this is a cool blend, a belgian type blonde and a tart seemingly wheat based ale, not too sour to drink, some cool maturity, way more acid than funk though, but enough space for some neat nuance, and overall a unique and clever addition to this series, which just keeps on going like the show i suppose. the beer is softly yellow with thick white foam on top from the tap, a whitewashed hue and an aroma of lemongrass, belgian esters of pear and candy sugar and canned pineapple, and finally a sharp but clean acidity that reminds me of white wine, its mouthwatering, well aged at this point, and quite complex. the flavor is maybe a little less dynamic than the nose, but it has a lot going for it, including a strong summery lemon essence, somewhat more hops than i expected white have a citrus character as well, and then a vinous fruitiness thats awesome, the belgian yeast with the sour is a smart call and an intelligent blend, which i can always expect from ommegang. i have some fear that with the popularity of this show and thus this series of beers, that ommegang will lose their way a little bit, but if this one is any indication, they are just as awesome still as they have always been. not too sour to drink a lot of, and sure to age well. i was a fan for sure, even with know show knowledge whatsoever. one of the more memorable of these beers to date.

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Photo of HattedClassic
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a very voluminous head that is white and very very fluffy. The resulting head takes a while to The beer itself is a clear golden . . . gold color that looks very good.

The smell is interesting and decent but doesn't really work for me. It's mix of a tart sour and a sweet honey and bready yeast note that just doesn't seem to work well. The yeast note seems to really dominate everything else.

The taste is good. It has a predominantly light sour note consisting of apricot with a pear finish to it. The actual finish has more of a honey and bready yeast note.

The feel is good. It has a medium body and slight stickiness to it with a fluffy carbonation.

Overall, decent, and worth having it in order to finish the collection.

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Photo of LifesAnesthesia
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - Hazy golden with a large white head that sticks around and leaves behind a ton of lacing
S - Belgian bready yeast, notes of wheat, light fruit notes, some acidic/sour-notes as well
T - Belgian bready yeast up front and throughout followed by notes of wheat and light fruits (pear, apricot, white grape), finishing with some sour notes, especially on the finish. Some hints of brett as well.
F - Medium bodied with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O - A pretty nice Belgian golden ale/sour blend with a good flavor profile, but not quite as special as I hoped it be. The sour notes are a little more muted than I thought they would be.

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Photo of teromous
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I don't see a date on the bottle or label.

Appearance: The beer is gold colored with a light bit of haze. The head is large, white, and dense with various sizes of bubbles. It has good head retention and lacing.

Aroma: There is a light pear aroma with a hint of bubblegum.

Taste: The beer starts out with just a light tartness which is similar to a squeeze of lemon in water. It is shortly followed by a sweet grain flavor which is far more prominent. That sweetness really dominates the beer until it tapers at the end leaving a tart lemon flavor.

Mouthfeel: It is well balanced between the light sourness and the textured medium-body.

Overall: It is a good beer that favors sweetness over all. It has a nice tart character to it and a distinct Belgian yeast aroma. I could drink it from time to time.

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Ommegang tulip glass.

Deep looking body color, bright brass and clear bodied, with hues of dark brass yellow and pale lemon. Creamy forming two finger head, with rings of lacing and a simple eggshell looking white color.

Nice aroma. Light bready touches on the nose, hints of sweet rolls and dessert treats. Mild sensing acidity but pretty burried. Light touches of candied sugar as well.

Palate really opens up. Tangy notes of fruit apricot and sour peach on first sip. Simple bodied on the malt side, with a hint of Belgian sweetness balancing some of the tartness. Tea like chamomile and soft sage like herbs as well. Very mild tangy fruits with only a faint touch of sucrose.

Very nice simple sour, quite enjoyable.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-sour blonde ale G.O.T. in a duvel chalice.

A: A big white bready head dominates in the glass, is firm and porous, strong and lasting on the hold. Good lace decorates the walls. The coloring is a dark honey-orange, filled with a soft, dense, and methodical rise of micro-effervesce.

S: Dried orange peel and bread is first on the nose. Soft muskiness of lemon with a light to medium awareness.

T: The flavor started with a big spicy bite of curacao oranges grabbing the tongues attention. A lemon tartness, and bready malts fills the palate. Honey and Belgian candy sweetness comes through. Tart and yeasty flavor, as always defines the Ommegang legacy. Nice shot of lemon juice, citrus sourness, gentle occurs on the finish.

O: Lively carbonation factor, spicy and medium hold and feel. Tart and syrupy texture.

O: A very sharp and spicy beginning, with a gentle lingering sour finish. Smooth blend, easy drinking and as always, an enjoyable example from Ommegang.

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Photo of bobv
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml. bottle.
Moderate pour yields a 1/2 inch white head over a slightly hazy golden body with some lacing. Nose of citrus as well as a bit of candied lemon and candied lime. Taste of lemon and tart citrus, but definitely not too tart. Good feel and overall, this would be nice paired with any seafood dish. Cheers to Ommegang for another GoT job well done!

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Photo of bgillespie
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Deep golden, opaque, with a super super thick foamy head.

Smell: Lemony, tart.

Taste: Sour at first, then a little sweet. Apricot, lemon, melon.

Moutfeel: Really smooth.

Overall: Not bad for sour, which aren't my favorite. Probably because also a blonde ale. Nice beer.

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Photo of ajm5108
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent gold, soapy head, mild carbonation. Aroma is mainly loam & yeast, vaguely earthy, just a hint melon rind, needs the be more developed. Taste has an almost Saison-esque yeast profile with elements of apricot pith, peppercorn, a mild lemon tart...finishes a little chewy / malty. Needs some more assertiveness from some of the flavors - it is a tad bland - but good nonetheless.

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Photo of VABA
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a nice golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has lemon, wheat and coriander hints
T-The taste follows the nose with lemon, wheat and coriander flavors
M-A light bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A decent Blonde ale

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Photo of Riff
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light yellow color with a big, fluffy white head. Smell is tart, white wine. Taste is lemon, sour apple, wheat, cloves. Lighter body, high carbonation. Overall, interesting beer. Glad I waited for the 4 pack and smaller bottles as I'm not sure I would have liked the 750ml.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into an Ommegang stemmed pokal.

Appearance
Golden blonde. Lightly hazy. 1+ fingers of bone white head. Moderate carbonation.

Nose
Apple, pear, Champagne, honey, cereal grains, lemon, orange zest, and clove.

Taste
Golden apple, Bosc pear, and Champagne. Honey covered cereal grains with a splash of lemonade. A touch of orange zest, coriander, and clove.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, oily, and lightly tart.

Overall
Delicate and lightly tart. Strikes an excellent balance between a spicy Belgian Blonde and a sour.

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Photo of Antg8989
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White grapes/white wine. Very much in the flavor. Lighter carbonation than most Belgians/sours. Overall, decent. Just happy I could digest this one...

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Photo of jlindros
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours big fizzy bubbly head, decent retention and lacing, hazy blond color

Nose light sour, little wheat/wit like base, tart slight sour and some acidity, generic fruity notes

Taste starts much more tart, more BerlinerWeiss like tart lemony creamy lacto funk, fair acidity, little sour apple esters, creamy base wheat and little bready toasted blond malt, weird bitterness in there somewhere

Mouth is med bod, nice fizzy carb, acidic tartness, bit really flemmy

Overall not bad, interesting but not that great, doesn't really stands out much and there's a bitterness that clashes a little

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Photo of Sabtos
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mostly clear sparkling gold-apricot with a tall merigue foam that slowly settles in thick lumps leaving chunky lace on the glass.

Smell is lightly bready and phenolic with notes of lime, pear and toast. It's not terribly appetizing but taste is much better, featuring lightly clovey phenol with notes of pear, lemon, apple, faint white toast and even a touch of champagne, all lightly tart yet exceedingly fluffy and soft. The medium-light body finishes semi-dry, bringing out a touch of white grape.

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Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that gradually died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sour apricots are present in the nose.
T: The taste is a little sour and has hints of apricot flavors with bits of melons.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a unique combination of a sour ale and a Belgian Blonde, but seems to lean more on the sour end of the spectrum.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dried lime aroma. Golden malt. Tartness.

Overcarbonated.

Low B- / WORTHY

***
05/05/19:

Little tart. Little acidic. Blonde malts. Hints of buried oak. It's downplayed but enjoyable, with nice depth of flavour.

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of Beejay
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: blonde in color with a white head

S: banana, clove, and Belgian year character.

T: slightly tart with light earthy flavor and clove.

M: medium light with plenty of carbonation and a dry finish.

O: delicious.

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Photo of penguinsgoboom
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a 2 finger luscious head. Color is a hazy straw. Pretty lacing that clings.

S: Spices, pepper, coriander, cloves, wheat. Some citrus. Almost a sort of cider smell.

T: The sour ale is immediately apparent. Tastes like it smells.

O: Not a big fan of the combination. Each separately might be ok, but it's just a bit off for me.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look is a hazy gold with a large head. Smell is grass, biscuit, lemon, spice mostly. Taste was actually lighter than expected, but lemon and a mild sour taste was present mostly-- I wanted to say Brett was present but did not notice any in the mouthful when tasting. Beer is refreshing, as it was not dry, nicely carbonated (maybe on the high side but still a good feel) and had a nice finish to it.

Very nice beer overall, not heavy, a little sour but still very much a Belgian Ale. Not surprising from Ommegang, I have not had a bad beer from this brewery at all, and do recommend this beer too.

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Game Of Thrones: Queen Of The Seven Kingdoms from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 124 ratings