Game Of Thrones: Queen Of The Seven Kingdoms | Brewery Ommegang

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24 Ratings
Game Of Thrones: Queen Of The Seven KingdomsGame Of Thrones: Queen Of The Seven Kingdoms
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by superspak on 04-01-2018

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Ranking:
#20,878
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
24
pDev:
10.88%
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERchitect
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Second in the three part series of their Royal Reserve Collection, Brewery Ommegang and HBO roll out a soured blonde ale of their Game of Thrones portfolio that has a classic abbey blonde extension but also a tangy, farmhouse flare.

Queen of the Seven Kingdoms pours with a nonchalant hazy straw color and crowned with a soapy, dense, cottony froth. Appetizing to the eye, the aromas lead with citrus, white wine, orchard fruit and a supple spice. Soft and doughy malts leave a trail of fresh bread, honeysuckle and vanilla wafer on front of the tongue.

As the ample carbonation begins to carry away the bulk of malt sweetness, the fruit flavors play out on the middle palate like cider, lemon, wine, pear, orange and green berries- all seemingly of the under ripened character, exacerbated by the piquant tartness that teases the late palate with a brisk acidity, straw-like hoppiness and a bitter, grassy closure.

Spicy with white pepper, light clove and balsa wood, the moderate sourness and equally moderate bitterness intertwine to balance the drying malt, leaving the medium light bodied beer with a soft afterglow of fruit peels, lemon pepper and fragrant, soapy woods.

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Photo of AngEo
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kdivers
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of golf4collet
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of NeoClassicist
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FireScourge
3.04/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Cylinsier
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

75 cl bottle

Pours slightly hazy golden, white head is fine and slowly dissipates to a lacing.

Smells of tart citrus, white wine grape, apple, banana, clove, and coriander over a sourdough bread malt.

Tastes of banana, clove, coriander, sourdough bread, sweet biscuit, pear, and white grape. Aftertaste is lemon and sour apple.

Full body with fluffy carbonation.

Pretty good mild Belgian pale. It's blended with a sour but the sourness is pretty light in the flavor. You smell it a lot more than you taste it. Goes down smooth. Worth trying while this series lasts. Not the best of the GOT beers but maybe a little better than the previous royal reserve one.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DATE: JULY 28, 2018... OCCASION: Celebrating anniversay #17 with Some Like It Hot and a bottle appropriate to my wife's better qualities... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter... pours from an attractive bottle an equally attractive hazy, highly effervescent, golden body supporting a fluffy, thick pile of snow white head... a bright strike of wheat, cherry, rye--heavy on the honey sweetness--with cedar, orange and melon suggesting a refreshing yet complex drink to come.... a lively, vibrant introduction at the teeth initiates a creamy, drinkable body and a mild, controlled aftertaste... at 6.4% ABV, appropriately agreeable--the more sensual side of Cersei? As the glass drains, thick wisps of sudsy clouds array its sky.... orange peel, melon, sandalwood, apple, pear, and tart sugars almost candied past the point of puckering... perhaps not worth its price tag, this is an exquisite beer that can substitute just fine for champagne in times of celebration... dry and honeyed, with a bit of cracker malt late... Ommegang don't make junk, and this series continues to produce both excellent episodes and outstanding themed beers...

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Photo of jjquinter
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Difinetely more Belgian than sour. Would've liked a little more sour taste.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Hazy, translucent gold with a huge foamy white head. Medium retention. A thin film always lingers, leaving streaks of lacing.

S: Apple, pear, lemon, clove, hay, banana, orange; mild funk and light tartness, dryness.

T: Tart peach, pineapple, lemon, orange, even a hint of mango upfront. Tart, juicy fruit qualities upfront. Toasted biscuit, hay, and lemony funk come in on the mid-palate, along with more esters of banana. Dry and lightly spicy on the finish, with clove and hay.

F: Medium-light, fluffy pillowy carbonation.

O: A really well-made blended ale. It leans more toward Belgian golden ale than a sour, but it's very good.

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Photo of RWHolden
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Pours a nice Hazy, Dark Gold

Aroma - A sweet scent of lemon and other citrus, with some Belgian yeast, and malt. As it sits, other lighter spices also become evident.

Mouthfeel - On the tongue its pleasantly carbonated with a nice medium body.

Taste - The Belgian yeast is a constant throughout; however, the lemon notes and lighter spices add a nice fruitiness. As it finishes there's a pleasant sourness that bring everything together.

Finish - Leaves a pleasant citrus aftertaste with a light lingering sourness.

Overall - This is a great example of how to blend Belgian yeast, malt, citrus, and spices to create a wonderful beer with a nice sour taste.

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Photo of UniversalDiablo
2.38/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

Tastes like insanely old nasty church wine. Never having this again.

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Photo of avalon07
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a snifter glass. Had a golden yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a 1 1/2 inch, creamy, extremely long-lasting head. Fantastic lacing.

S: A sweet, fruity aroma of apricots, Belgian yeast, malt, citrus fruit, and light spices.

T: Tasted of a good amount of Belgian yeast (present throughout), a bit of apples, some spices (peppercorn, cloves), lots of apricots, a little melon, and a light funky, barnyard quality. Like the aroma, the taste was pretty sweet and fruity. It's lighter on the sourness than I expected, but still tasty. Balanced and subtle.

F: A solid amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a well made, easy to drink beer. Well worth a try.

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Photo of prototypic
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CaptainHate
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's funny how as my knowledge of other brews increases, I'm drinking less beers from Ommegang which used to be my most frequent go to brewery. With the weather pretty damn hot today I wasn't in the mood for any of the high alc malt bombs I've been cellaring so I thought this would be appropriate.

Poured into a DFH tulip, I honestly don't know how the look can be improved, an orangish yellow with a fluffy head that never entirely dissipated. Smell was of a grassy winey funk which effectively was replicated in the taste. Mouthfeel gets a slight bump up for just being refreshing. Since this is a one off, I don't know if I'll try this again, but it was a positive experience.

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Photo of pstam87
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 5/21/2018. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky off white head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts this whole glass. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Insane appearance. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, and biscuit dough; with lighter notes of peppercorn, clove, banana, bubblegum, musty funk, oak, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy/funky/light acidic yeast, bready malt, and light oak/earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, and biscuit dough; with lighter notes of peppercorn, clove, banana, bubblegum, musty funk, oak, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/grassy bitterness, peppery yeast spiciness, and Brett/lacto tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, peppercorn, clove, banana, bubblegum, musty funk, oak, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy/funky/light acidic yeast, bready malt, and light oak/earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness and tart/tangy yeast balance; with zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tart/bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, bready/grainy, and lightly sticky/acidic/tangy mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.4%. Overall this is an excellent Belgian blonde/sour ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy/funky/light acidic yeast, bready malt, and light oak/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly spicy/tart/drying finish; not overly acidic. Great balance of Ommegang house yeast and pale/wheat malts; with solid Brett/lacto presence and complexity. This is supposed to be a blend of BPA and sour; not a ton of sour/wild character, but adequate. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example as expected.

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Photo of ajdemma
4.37/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Game Of Thrones: Queen Of The Seven Kingdoms from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 24 ratings