Game Of Thrones: Mother Of Dragons | Brewery Ommegang

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Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

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

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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of EMV
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip. Very cool bottle artwork.

L: Nearly black pour... ruby red around the edges when held up to light. Massive fluffy off-white head. Ridiculous retention and lacing.

S: Tart cherry, roast, and light smoke.

T/F: Sweet/tart cherry juice up front... faint smoke... moderate roast character with burned sugars and grains. Very mild cocoa in the background. A pretty unique blend of styles... medium to light bodied. More fruit tartness and smoke at the finish.

O: A pretty awesome beer... never had anything like it, and it really is a mixture of a kriek with a smoked porter. Light enough on the ABV to be drinkable. Cool beer... works with the dragon theme. Well done Ommegang.

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Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a brown color with some reddish hues, light tan head sticks around for a while and leaves some lacing. Definite cherry in the nose, with a little smoke as well. The mouth gets the same, in a nice way.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jesticals
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Was neither good nor bad. Wouldn't buy again

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkblr
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle with no visible date poured into a becher glass at fridge temp 6.6% ABV per label. The beer pours dark brown in color with mahogany highlights and light brown head. The aroma is faint but displays cherry first and then roast and smoke. The taste is more of the same with a porter base that highlights smoke and cherries on each sip. The bitterness is mild. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, very good. Very nice interaction of the smoke, cherry and roast to create one unique flavor.

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3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into an Ommegang stemmed pokal.

Deep cola brown / near black. Short tan head.

Cherry, cocoa, caramel, lactic acid, lemon, and hints of oak.

Tart cherry, cherry cordial, and cocoa powder. Caramel and root beer. Light lactic acid and lemon juice. Touch of red wine vinegar.

Medium-light bodied, crisp, sweet, tart, and semi-dry.

Tart cherry, light cocoa, and some lactic tartness. Enjoyable enough.

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3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antg8989
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My only real problem with this beer is that the kriek sort of dominates. Not completely, but enough to push the smoked Porter far enough in the back where I can't really appreciate it.

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Photo of NYRunner
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful reddish-brown color with tan head. Overwhelming smell of sweet cherries, like sweet wine or cherry coke.

The taste followed the smell, no discernible smoke taste. I’m glad I tried this entry in the Game of Thrones collection, but one was enough.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kuhndog
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmcki13
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Absolutely stunning looking beer. Pours a very dark brown/ruby with a dark tan head. Smells very fruity - mix of cherry and plum. Taste almost overwhelmingly cherry, sour at first with a sweet finish. Medium body, quite a bit of carbonation. Overall, great if you love cherry, just too much for me.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pouring clear dark brown with red hues, a tall tan froth settles to a thick blanket leaving tall ridges and some pock mark lace.

Smell is mostly sweet red cherry with light brown roast.

Taste has a cherry start and a slightly smoky bbq malt middle that has brown toast and almost chocolatey undertones, but also finishes with an unfortunately metallic note.

The medium body is softly frothy with a semi-dry chew.

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3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a half finger dark beige head that left a large pillow of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of cherries are present in the nose along with hints of dark malts.
T: The taste has flavors of cherries and dark malts with bits of smoke. There is a light amount of bitterness. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has an interesting mix of cherries and smoked malts, the latter of which becomes stronger as the beer warms up.

Serving type: bottle

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

Photo of hopphead31415
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love Ommegang and I love Game of Thrones. So, I had to try this one. This variety has 6.6% ABV and is a blend of smoked porter and tart cherries.

Smell-I smell mostly cherries and molasses.

Look-It pours an impenetrable black color with faint red hues on the edges when viewed through a light. The head is thin, silky smooth, and brownish white with a red tinge if I’ve ever seen one.

Taste-It’s a Christmas party in your glass. It has cherries, nutmeg, spice, molasses, and tastes very nice. The dark porter forms a robust background upon which the twang from the cherries sound out. The brew is smooth and medium-bodied with plenty carbonation, alcohol, and a zesty bite from the tart cherries.

Overall-This is a nice brew and certainly is a tricky style to do properly. Ommegang doesn’t fail. It’s a brew fit for the
Queen of the Andals and the First Men and Mother of Dragons for sure!

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BGCoon
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Such a dark ruby looking beer with just a 1/4 inch of mocha head that fades rather quickly to a ring.
S - Smells of a good Kriek bright cherry notes slightly sour not getting much smoke.
T - Well you can taste the mix it's still sour bit the roast makes it quite muddled. Still quite good slight smoke and chocolate flavors mostly sweet.
M - Light to medium easy going brew.

Overall kind of a cherry chocolate in a more natural way? Sour smokey and balanced it's obscure but works well!

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Game Of Thrones: Mother Of Dragons from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 84 ratings