Game Of Thrones: Mother Of Dragons | Brewery Ommegang

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3.94/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Smoke Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Smoked Porter & Kriek Ale Blend

A beer for Daenarys. A blend of delicately smoked porter and tart cherry kriek. Brewed for those who nurture dragons.

As the war for the Seven Kingdoms rages to a climax, Ommegang presents the "Royal Reserve Collection." This collection of four exclusive and extremely limited release ales available in 2018, is brewed as an homage to the four epic figures still standing against the annihilation of mankind.

"Mother of Dragons" -- a beer for Daenerys -- is a richly complex blend of smoked porter and Belgian kriek. It pours a deep ruby-brown with alluring aromas of tart cherry, dark roast and hints of smoke.

"Mother of Dragons" is the third release in our Royal Reserve Collection. These are the beers representing what a court brewer would offer a noble lord or lady, perfect balance and pure drinking pleasure.

Added by superspak on 07-15-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
41
pDev:
5.58%
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of rajendra82
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The deep reddish brown pour was a touch lighter than most Porters, but was beautiful to see on its own. The smell was more Kriek than Porter, with a distinctive sour cherry note on the nose. The taste was a bit of a clash between styles, as the sourness fought for attention with a chocolate like sweetness. The feel was soft and smooth, and the finish was long and sour. This was an unusual beer, but I would have preferred something with a bit more oomph to be the labeled the Mother of Dragons. Something with some chili peppers, perhaps. Dracarys.

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Photo of msscott1973
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nephilium
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown with red highlights, and a light tan head. The aroma is more on the tart cherry side then the smoked side, there's a little roast coming through to let you know it's a porter. The smoke flavor in this is very mild, coming through just a touch in the finish, with the tart cherries coming through more. The roast and porter help balance out the cherries, making it come across almost like a chocolate covered cherry. Medium body, with a bit of dryness in the finish. Overall an interesting blend, although I would have liked a bit more smoke in there.

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Photo of BerryKumquat
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dmbphoenix
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Riff
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an inky, black color, with a thick, off-white head that slowly fades away. Smell is cherry, toasted malts, hint of smoke. Taste is cherry, little smoke, coffee, light chocolate hint. Medium body, fizzy in a good way carbonation. I'm digging this, wish there was a little more smoke flavor but I'm pleasantly surprised by the cherry flavor, too many times it comes in artificial but this is just right.

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Photo of TLWalsh
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from black bomber directly into Ommegang chalice. Very close to jet black with thick off white foamy head, intriguing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and cherry is prominent. Taste is semi sweet cherry, chocolate, toasted dark bread. Feels a little thick with fizzy carbonation on the tongue. Finishes dry with a lingering smoky cherry aftertaste. A real decent "specialty" beer for sure.

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Photo of JohnDon
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on Draft in a snifter glass. Overall Excellent Beer.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Quite interesting brew that was surprisingly refreshing and drinkable. I liked it.

Look: Dark brown/black with hint of red, and a thick fluffy mocca colored head

Aroma: toasted malts, cherry, coffee

Flavor: The flavor is sweet toasted bread, chocolate, tart cherry and maybe raspberry, coffee, and smoke.

Feel: Medium body, refreshing, thirst quenching, quite unique.

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Photo of jlindros
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big fizzy foamy head, good retention and lacing, dark molasses color

Nose mild smoked malt, little birch wood smoke like, mild sweet caramel molasses thing, with light candied cherries

Taste cherry candy and cherry cough syrup, sweet candy molasses sugar, hint dark malt, mild smoke, light wood like birch smoke, plenty of candy like and little bitterness, drier finish but little sticky

Mouth is med bod, bright fizzy carb

Overall not bad, can't drink much of it, and not much actual porter in there

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Photo of Suds
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a large, Belgian-style bottle, this brew is utterly black. The head is thick and blanketing...off-white, creamy in color. The aroma is interesting...a little smoke, a little tart cherry, a little wood, a little grain. Not In-Your-Face, but rather subtle and well-rounded. The taste is balanced, if not a little dry. Drinkable and interesting.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 750 ml bottle into a snifter; no obvious production information, but clearly produced and released recently.
A: Pour a fairly clear, very dark brown color with a three-quarter inch, mocha head, solid retention (surprisingly so, given the lambic element) and limited lacing.
S: Sharp up front. Aromas of cherry, lactate, and dark roast coffee predominate throughout. Maybe some plum and more chocolatey at the end.
T: Sharp and semidry. Cherry and lactate flavors front and center with roasty elements (dark roast coffee >> chocolate) and molasses notable in the background. Bitterness most evident as an aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied with medium to strong carbonation.
O: I didn't know what to make of this blend, but it worked for me. I didn't detect too much of the smoked element, but actually found that to be a big plus here. Still trying to tune my palate to Belgian style ales, but, as far as I am concerned this was a hit. Valar dohaeris!

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Photo of BeanBump
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Its alright, not great. The flavor blend sounds like its going to be this amazing, smoky cherry beer but thats not what you get. The pronounced flavors of both beers seem to cancel each other out and you get a taste thats not overly smoky, sweet nor cherry. Its light and drinkable but nothing about it really stands out to me; its sort of like a super mellowed out flanders red.

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Photo of NeoClassicist
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pstam87
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigdb
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of penguinsgoboom
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a thick 2 finger head. Almost pitch black, but the little light that pierces through shines like blood red. Minimal lacing.

S: Cherry, malt, roasted nuts, chocolate, brown sugar. Sweet and smoky, exactly as it should be.

T: Again, the cherry is prominent, with roasted bitterness and dark chocolate coming through the back.

O: I'm trying to not let my fandom affect the scores. While I feel Ommegang nailed almost everything about this beer, it's still not on par with some of their better offerings. I do wish it had some chili pepper to give it a kick to balance out the cherry sweetness. It would represent Daenerys so well too. I feel the cherry kriek overpowered the porter a bit as well and would've like a bit more porter. Nonetheless, this is a good beer that is a must get got fans of the show.

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Photo of socon67
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzlyo
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is sweet cherries/raspberries/fruit and earthy Belgian yeast. The flavor is cherries/berries, fruit, malts slight spices and a sweet fruit finish.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Giggy
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bret717
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look- Pours cola brown with a fluffy tan head that settles very slowly; ample lacing

Aroma- predominantly getting cherry along with a little bit of cocoa. No smoke

Taste- follows the nose pretty closely with with tart cherry and bitter sweet cocoa. Just a hint of smoke in the flavor that comes out more as the beer warms

Feel- medium light bodied with moderate carbonation and a semi-dry finish

Overall- decent blend of smoked porter and kriek with the flavor and nose favoring the kriek. More smoke would have been nice.

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Game Of Thrones: Mother Of Dragons from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 41 ratings