Game Of Thrones: My Watch Has Ended
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Style:
American Brown Ale
Ranked #247
ABV:
8%
Score:
86
Ranked #21,435
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 10.82%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
33
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Very Good
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Notes: Imperial Brown Ale brewed with maple syrup and fenugreek.
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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brewery Ommegang "Game Of Thrones: My Watch Has Ended"
1 PT 9..4 FL OZ brown glass bottle, corked and caged. "BEST BY092521..."
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Look: A clear deep-chestnut/mahogany brown body offers ruby red highlights when held to the light. The head is a full cap of creamy light tan colored foam. The head retention is average but the lacing is limited.
Smell: Toasted malts, caramel, maple syrup, dried dark-skinned fruits.
Taste: Really nice caramelish and toasty malt base with maple syrup stepping in immediately behind. Milk chocolate and cocoa powder. The dark skinned fruit follows (raisin, fig, date). Subtly spicy. A median bitterness leads to a leafy, dry finish with a mild bitterness and hints of dark skinned fruits lingering.
Feel: Medium bodied on the fuller end and gently crisp and tingling.
Overall: Interesting, well-balanced, and nicely rounded and polished.
Review #6,891

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with a two finger dark khaki head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of light toasted malt, maple syrup, Belgian yeast; lightly earthy. Flavor is medium toasted malt, maple syrup, raisins, figs, graham crackers. Lightly hopped maple and dark dried fruit finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A solid brown ale with some old ale character in the dried fruit character, but the flavor is dominated by maple, both from the maple syrup and fenugreek. The yeast leans to Belgian, which is no surprise from Ommegang. An interesting end to a novel series of mostly Belgian style ales that were all good, and some quite stellar. Super bad distribution in Seattle, I missed some of these completely despite being an aggressive and constant beer shopper. I only stumbled on this one in an out-of-town, unexpected store. It was a good run while it lasted.

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Photo of teromous
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

There doesn't appear to be a date on the bottle or label.

Appearance: It appears dark brown around the edges and black in the center. The head is medium-sized, tobacco-stained white, and fluffy. It maintains a head shortly then drops out to a thin ring. No real lacing.

Aroma: It smells a bit like plums with some brown sugar. A bit of raisin aroma is in there. There is a light bit of alcohol and as it warms up a bit some toffee, maple syrup, and vanilla come through. The beer has a clear Belgian yeast aroma that starts cropping up the more the beer is poured into the glass.

Taste: Up front it has a nice toffee flavor with a bit of raisin character. Towards the middle of the palate there is a pleasant vanilla and maple flavor with a touch of toast crust. It finishes with a light bit of candy sweetness and dates.

Mouthfeel: The body is light and thin. Very little texture aside from the wash of carbonation.

Overall: It is a very pleasant, fruity and sweet beer that has an almost playful character about it. It does feel thin and a bit lifeless on the palate but the flavors are sure to win most people over. It's an odd beer because while drinking the beer it feels like it's missing something, but after taking a sip it feels like it is delivering a character that Belgian beer lovers crave. It's this odd seesaw effect that makes the beer even more enjoyable. The label states that this is an "IMPERIAL BROWN ALE BREWED WITH MAPLE SYRUP AND FENUGREEK." I don't believe I have had fenugreek before but the maple syrup flavor and aroma are both present, although it feels a bit like an afterthought because it does not really stand out. I did enjoy the beer and although this is another limited release, I could drink it again. It's worth picking up if you enjoy Belgian style ales.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Great looking beer and an even better smelling beer with hints of pears, peaches, and malt, but that's about it. Mouthfeel is carbonated more than I prefer, an aftertaste metallic, and a taste that was more malty than anything else. Not a terrible beer just something more than what I expected from Ommegang.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Closing down the Game of Thrones flavor saga, the Brewery Ommegang’s swan song for the series rests upon an imperialized Brown Ale, aged in bourbon barrels and bolstered with maple syrup and fenugreek herb.

Russet brown and kept in a slight yeasty haze, the billowing froth rolls off the rim with the lavishly sweet and savory scent of maple, brown sugar, spice and bourbon in a fresh baked spice cake fashion. Nearly as sweet on the tongue, the maltiness of brown sugar, maple syrup, caramel, light cocoa and coffee align in a decadent but drinkable introduction.

As the ale marches onto the middle palate, the ample Belgian-esque carbonation pulls the sweetness from the tongue and highlights the fruitiness of plum, date, fig, raisin and grape; along with the spices of peppercorn, allspice and red wine. As its Belgian tendencies relax, the afterglow of maple and caramelized bourbon leave a legacy of coconut, booze and vanilla on the late palate.

Medium full but retaining a high rate of drinkability despite its imperial status, the Game of Thrones ale series ends on a high note. Its lavish maple character doesn’t overpower the session but gives this dark beer another layer of complexity to assist the yeast’s fruit and spice to nearly pin-point perfection.

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Photo of avalon07
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark, mahogany brown color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, off white, somewhat long-lasting head. No lacing to speak of.

S: A decent, but not spectacular, aroma of maple syrup, malt, brown sugar, hops, and a nutty quality.

T: Tasted of a good amount of malt (present throughout; a major ingredient), some maple syrup (it seems to come and go), a bit of the brown ale nuttiness, a hint of hops (mostly in the finish), and a little brown sugar. Not a bad flavor, but it seems a little overly subdued. Some of the ingredients needed to be pushed further.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An uneven beer, but it has some good qualities. Worth a try.

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Photo of TonyLema1
2.32/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

L: dark brown color, tan, wispy head
S: at first, faint Belgian yeast, then a chemical smell
T: not good, I don’t know what fenugreek tastes like, but if that’s what I’m tasting, it’s awful
F:has an oily feel with decent mouthfeel
O: awful, drainpour

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

apparently the last beer in this seemingly endless stream of game of thrones releases, a show i still have yet to watch, but i trust ommegang completely, and always look forward to new beers from them, no matter what the sell is. this is a strong brown ale with maple syrup and fenugreek, a cool combination of added ingredients and a seemingly somewhat common one, i have had at least one beer from the bruery using maple and fenugreek together, among others over the years, but it works. the fenugreek is subservient to the maple in this deep amber to pale brown colored brew, a bit of haze in it and a tall tan head with exceptional retention. not much cocoa to it in the nose from the grain, more sweet toasted malts to me, with the sugar of the maple right up front, some soft baked notes and earthy spice behind it, and a real bread yeast complexion to the fermentation profile, way less belgian than i have come to expect from these guys, almost more old world english to me, but it still has a little ester to it in the aroma and flavor. the taste here is sweet, but its not one dimensional at all, forward as the maple is in the mix here. i also get subtle vanilla, honey, brown sugar, and graham cracker, even a light nutty thing to the grain and just a dusting of dry cocoa. the fenugreek is appreciable but subtle, and there are black pepper, raisin, and even rum and oak notes in this as well. its medium bodied, hides its strength well, and is still unique in its fermentation. effervescent carbonation lightens up the residual sugar, and in the end this wasnt to sweet to drink the whole large bottle myself, although im paying for it a little bit this morning, a bit big for a solo nightcap maybe, but another extremely well made beer from ommegang. ill be sad to see this series go, it has been a lot of fun to see and drink such creativity from what i have always known to be a classic belgian style operation, i hope they find another outlet for unique recipes like this moving forward...

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Photo of russpowell
3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Opens with a resounding pop, pours auburn with a thin cream colored head. Dissapointing head retention & lacing

S: Brown bread, a little maple

T; A lot maple almost reminds me of Wheaties with maple poured on top, leafy hops as well up front. More leafy hops, dryness & maple as this warms. Dry with leafy hops & cloying sweetness

MF: Medium body with plenty of carbonation

This just didn't work for me, too much cloying sweetness up front, the accompanying flavors didn't do much to balance it out

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass; bottled on 9/25/2019, best before 9/25/2021. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red/copper/brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, maple syrup, fenugreek, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and brown bread/crust; with lighter notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, licorice, raisin, plum, prune, apricot, fig, date, red apple, smoke, herbal, wood, grass, peppercorn, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready/light roasted malts, maple syrup, fenugreek; and light-moderate earthy hop, fruit/spicy yeast notes; with big strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, maple syrup, fenugreek, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and brown bread/crust; with lighter notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, licorice, raisin, plum, prune, apricot, fig, date, red apple, smoke, herbal, wood, grass, peppercorn, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal, woody, grassy, roasted bitterness; and peppery yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, maple syrup, fenugreek, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, brown bread/crust, milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, herbal, wood, grass, peppercorn, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malts, maple syrup, fenugreek; and light-moderate earthy hop, fruit/spicy yeast flavors; with an awesome roast/hop bitter/sweet and spiciness balance; with no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, and moderately creamy/silky/bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is an awesome imperial brown ale. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malts, maple syrup, fenugreek; and light-moderate earthy hop, fruit/spicy yeast flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp to drink with the mellowly bitter/spicy/drying finish; nicely soft feel. Awesome balance of rich malts, maple syrup, and fenugreek spice flavors; with solid earthy hop presence/balance, and restrained Belgian yeast. Light residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and impressive Belgian style example as expected of the brewery.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

DATE: November 12, 2019... OCCASION: tomorrow, I find out my clinical fate--celiac, gluten intolerant, gluten allergic, or something else... thus, it may well be that my beer watch might end... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... dark as the Night's Watch itself, with a roiling, fizzing, self-perpetuating light brown head... this looks ominous... thick maple syrup, vanilla bean, red velvet cake, chocolate tootsie roll and candied fruit... the coffee is late and brooding... slightly smokey too... a sweet toasted oat finishes the profile.... like a cognac or a sherry, this sips with viscous strength, slickening the throat and residing for a good time after... its 8% ABV is subtle, hidden in its cola-like effervescence... a fireside drink, fitting for a season-ender, or a beer-ender, if fate will have it... its flavor profile is hearty and dessert-like: chocolate fruitcake, candied toffee, decaf coffee, textured grains, and licorice... robust, full, and breathing some smoke after all--this becomes a cordial with rum-like or butterscotch qualities as it finishes... this mirrors the series' finish--so much to talk about, yet the experience is a shadow of the former offerings--most notably For the Throne, King in the North, and Take the Black... God bless Ommegang, for seeking this marriage between a fantastic brewery and a once-in-a-lifetime story...

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Photo of jlindros
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A good beer for the first really cold night
Pours an off white foamy creamy med sized head, medium retention, some soapy lacing, dark ruby but semi clear color

Nose big sweet brown malts, toasty brown malts with caramel, toffee, little molasses add will as nice maple, a touch nutty, mild perfumey alcohol, touch of spicy earthy hop

Taste rich sweet malts, toasted brown malts, biscuity, with some caramel and molasses, big toffee, rich caramelized sugars, fair maple, quite rich, light perfumey alcohol hints at fusel, medium to lighter bitterness with some earthy spicy hops, a touch Smokey, and burnt marshmallow, medium sweet sticky finish with more alcohol

Mouth is med to fuller bod, a bit syrupy rich, some warming tingly alcohol, medium to a bit lighter carb

Overall mixed, delivers what it promises but the beer is tough to drink, sweetness is up there, hops clash a bit and alcohol is stronger than it should be

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Photo of dcferris
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 750ml bottle from the Ommegang Brewery. A fairly inoffensive, pleasant beer, as a good brown ale should be. Strong maple and bourbon notes, which are a little cloying for my taste. The flavor is nice, but there's very little smell. Not bad, but might not be worth the $11.99 price tag. Always happy to see more beers in this style.

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Game Of Thrones: My Watch Has Ended from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 33 ratings