Game Of Thrones: Iron Throne
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Style:
Belgian Pale Ale
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 11.32%
Reviews:
153
Ratings:
836
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Brewery Ommegang
 
New York, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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SCORE
85
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Game Of Thrones: Iron ThroneGame Of Thrones: Iron Throne
Notes: Brewery Ommegang and HBO are partnering on a series of beers inspired by the critically-acclaimed drama Game of Thrones. Launching ahead of the season 3 debut on March 31, Iron Throne, a blonde ale, is the inaugural beer in the series and the result of a creative collaboration between Brewmaster Phil Leinhart and HBO.

“No one enjoys their job more than I do -- producing and developing new brews to delight lovers of fine beer, add to that the opportunity to collaborate on a beer based on the cultural phenomenon of Game of Thrones and exploring ways to make the beer truly reflect aspects from the show. It made us approach development in a completely new way and I think the first edition Iron Throne reveals that. With a Lannister currently on the throne, it made sense to do a delicate, but piercing Golden Blonde Ale with Noble hops. Iron Throne is certainly fair in color and soft in appearance, yet it still possesses a complexity and bite to be on guard for.” -Phil Leinhart, Brewmaster at Brewery Ommegang
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maddogruss from New Jersey

3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

(bottle)
A: pours hazy blonde body with thick white head with excellent retention and lacing
S: sweet, yeasty smell with some sweet, fruity notes
T: dry, sweet fruity notes with a dry, yeasty finish
M: medium bodied and fairly smooth; a little more carbonation than I would like, but pretty good
O: nice blonde ale; pretty good beer

Aug 14, 2019
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BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

2.77/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Taste: crisp lite blond with some spice, grainy and easy finish. Same with the nose. Gold hue, clear, tall white foamy head and some lace. light body.

Nov 26, 2018
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CHickman from New York

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy gold color with a lot of sediment floating around, and a massive 2-3 finger foamy bright white colored head that was packed with bubbles and faded extremely slowly while leaving craters as it went down. The head left excellent foamy lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of lemon zest, wheat, biscuit, toasted grains, hay, peppery spices, coriander, sweet buttery toast, light caramel and mild fruity notes. Lots of grains, biscuit and earthy notes which blend for a complex nose where lemon comes out as the strongest aroma.

Tastes like with smells with a malty, caramel sweetness up front, followed by lemon zest, toasted grains, peppery spices, floral hops, orange peel, Belgian yeast and wheat bread toast. The sweetness is kept in check by the spices and some mild hop bitterness. Overall an enjoyable blonde ale.

Sep 02, 2017
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BlurryVisi0n from New York

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a flute from 750ml bottle.

Appearance: Cloudy gold color with a super thick white head rising about a notch or so over two finger's length.

Smell: Ligt yeast and malts with hints of lemon skin.

Taste: Light sourness with a citrus like hop feel. Yeast like the scent is righht there.

Mouth: Semi sticky feel, I'm think of a sour dough bread with light zest of citrus.

Overall: Nice grab, held on to it for a while just to watch on an episode of GoT, smooth with descent punch. Salud!

Aug 14, 2017
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Boto from Connecticut

3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle: This one pours a clear, darker yellow color. There is a huge white head on it that leaves some lacing. It has a good nose. Some yeast, banana, clove and other faint spices. The taste is good. Some banana, citrus, spices, clove and earthiness. Nice.

Jan 26, 2017
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Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm not a blonde ale type of guy. After this beer, I'm still not. It's decent though. Moderate flavor, great carbonation and a decent color. Unless you love blonde ales, I wouldn't go out of my way to buy this.

Nov 24, 2016
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q33jeff from New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

**
11/01/15
Bottle to Snifter
Aroma is yeast, esters.
LOOK: Gold color, big white head.
Taste is Light, a little fruity.
Some Wang, but ok. Feel is lively.

**

Oct 22, 2016
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smitbo7 from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very tasty brew. Hearty but bright and refreshing. Citrus tones and sweet fruity finish. Enjoyable beer to accompany a binge session of Game of Thrones or sitting by the fire.

Oct 09, 2016
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dacrza1 from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

DATE: OCCASION: binging on Game of Thrones the last few nights, it's time for Naked and Afraid XL--and this beer... GLASSWARE: Chimay 150th chalice... thick, hazy orange amber body... a central eruption of bubbles says something is alive and at work here... the head is a thing of beauty--white-as-Ghost's fur, thick as Tormund's beard, and clinging as the Prince of the Eyre... citric orange and pineapple play with cracker malts... apple and pear suggest a crisp spiciness and a natural sweetness... the palate is the epitome of drinkability, with a frothy head greeting each sip and a lingering sweetness at each finish... a striking balance between dryness and liveliness... as to the flavor, besides the aforementioned aromas, slight nuttiness and vanilla, with a winelike sweetness--such a complex contrast, and yet, so drinkable... as biased as I am--towards the brewery and the novels/shows--there's no empirical data denying this beer's quality, and although it is a one-off, I will not deny seeking this our again if I have the chance...

Jul 11, 2016
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SD-Alefan from South Dakota

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold with a voluminous white, bubbly head that leaves plenty of lace down the glass.
The aroma is funky and fruity with banana and clove and cracker.
The taste follows the nose with lemon, banana, clove and funk with a bit of bitter snap at the close.
Mouthfeel is bubbly and cleansing.

Jun 12, 2016
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Jadjunk from Georgia

3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Blonde ale with malty sweetness and a touch of fruity spiciness, Noble hop aromas and notes of citrus, suitable to serve to kings, or pretenders to the iron throne." Brewed in the style of a Belgian Pale Ale, available in 750ml. bottles and on limited draft. Entry #1 in the Game of Thrones collaboration series.

(Appearance) Pours an ivory head of a smooth foam consistency over an aggressively carbonated light amber body with slight sediment but otherwise high clarity. Retention is very good and lacing is moderate and clingy. 4.5

(Smell) Pale malts, grain and softly toasted bread malts with underlying sweetness, the soft light stone fruit character with a drying impact. Potency is mild. 3.5

(Taste) The flavor largely follows the aroma, with a slightly more pronounced malt profile of pale syrups, toasted grains, undertones of fruit juices. Slightly peppery, earthy, delicately spicy. Finishes slightly dry. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly creamy, smooth, slick, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a modestly crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is slightly earthy, hoppy and grainy bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is mild and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) I was highly skeptical that an ale as simplistic on the surface as this one would hold up as gracefully as it did. Fortunately, this beer was recently re-released alongside the next entry, so those who missed out on the first entry will get a second opportunity. It's a tasty beer, nothing outstanding but also nothing offensive or out-of-balance. Fairly enjoyable and reasonably priced. Promising first entry in this series. 3.75

Brewery Ommegang's
Game Of Thrones: Iron Throne Blonde Ale
3.74/5.00

Jun 02, 2016
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BranfordBound from Connecticut

3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank during Game of Thrones last night (I thought it to be apropos) and into a snifter glass it came out a lovely dark gold color like honey with a small white head that didn't leave much lacing.

Smell was pretty light and sweet, some herbal notes as well as a bit of Belgian character to it. Iron Throne has been my lightest of the GoT series beers thus far. It's light with a subtle sweetness, bit of lemon and citrus, hints of spicy Belgian yeast, some chewy malts. Overall I found this to be a nice drinking beer for a spring evening and polished off the bottle by myself during the show.

May 16, 2016
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secondtooth from Indiana

4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden, with a huge frothy head of pearly white suds. Spotty clouds of lace.

Aroma: Crisp wheat, citrus, sharp grains of paradise, lemon…really good!

Taste: Light and sunny somehow, not at all appropriate for the Game Of Thrones Iron Throne motif. That said, this is maybe my favorite so far of the GoT brews…refreshing and delicious, this is a solid beer.

May 08, 2016
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bobv from Vermont

4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Season #7 premiere:
Just revisiting this after 4 years in the bottle.
Original rating:
4,4,4.25,4, and 4 overall (4.1.)
New rating:
4,4, 4.25,4.25, and 4.25 overall (4.18.)

May 02, 2016
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Gobearswalter34 from Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, lemon straw color with lots of carbonation and a huge, white head. Leaves much lacing.
Smells of yeasty, breadlines and lemon. Some hop detected.
Taste of lemon rind and nice breadlines in which sweetness lingers. The funkiness creates is enjoyable. The hop used is in small amounts, but adds to experience.
An immensely refreshing and crisp taste.
This was a unique and pleasant effort. I will try more game of thrones.

Apr 13, 2016
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CoryBraiterman from New Jersey

4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the standard 750ml into a beer stein. Large amount of head - more so than perhaps any other Ommegang brew I've tried. Very citrusy, crisp, but still smooth and quite tasty. I've yet to dislike an offering from their GoT run, and this is no exception.

Mar 02, 2016
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a thick foamy head. Head retention and lacing are excellent. Has a Belgian yeast aroma. Maybe mild citrus. Belgian yeast taste. Very mild citrus. Higher than normal carbonation. Light bodied. Good berr.

Feb 21, 2016
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NanookinTexas from Texas

4.54/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml Bottle; Corked & caged; 6.5%ABV; No "Bottled on Date"; Acquired Nov./Dec. 2015; Poured into an Ommegang Brew Stem.

A: No doubt as to the bottle conditioning, as with several other Ommegang Brews. POPs like fine Champagne! Pours a beautiful, cloudy, blonde, golden hue, with a 3-finger pure white head that slowly dissapates, leaving lots of lacing on the glass.

N: Yeasty, bready, malty, hoppy, mixed with lemon and orange rind aromas, all very well balanced. ABV is not that great, so it's very well hidden.

T: Slight hoppy bitterness on the front as well as on the finish. Yeast, bread, citrus notes. Fresh orange and lemon rind, without being overwhelming, IMO. Nice balance. Somewhat complex. Alcohol, though low, is very well cloaked, making this brew very easy to drink (I love 750ml bottles for this reason!).

F: Nice mouthfeel. Clean, crisp, refreshing. Semi-dry. Very active on the tungue, due to the bottle conditioning.

O: Brewery Ommegang re-released this brew in autumn 2015. I am very glad they did! This is another VERY fine brew from the Brew Masters at Ommegang! Needless to say, I stocked up on it, just as I did with Three-Eyed Raven! It's clean, refreshing, the citrus element is not overpowering, making this, for me, a very easy brew to drink, and a fine brew to share with others that may not be "into" craft brews (because some may think all craft is heavy, and very strong). If you're still able to find it, I'll encourage you to try it!

CHEERS!!!

Jan 17, 2016
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BigDaddyWarbuxx from Iowa

3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A good amount of both orange and lemon peel flavoring here. It tastes like it has a stronger alcohol content than the 6.5% suggests. Pretty good, but when I think of Game Of Thrones, I'd expect a stout or porter.

Jan 04, 2016
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Zylod from West Virginia

3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice Golden cloudy hue with fair amount of head. Light smell of citrus. Lots of lemon here on the front end. Closes with a little bitter kick on the end. Not bad but doesn't scratch the surface of some of the better Belgians out there. Decent.

Jan 03, 2016
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scootny from New York

3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A rustic ale that has the appearance of a good saison. Large and pure white head. Cloudy golden amber liquid. Slow fade leaves decent lacing and a light covering. Nose is excellent. Pilsner malt and honey with light pepper. Apples and faint grape. Floral hops. Taste is a hoppy Belgian pale ale meets saison. Seriously dry, funky and an sharp clean hoppy finish. While there is a malt body with those apple and pear notes they a just enough to balance an excellent hop display. Feel is smooth and creamy while having a crisp and easy drinkabilty. An superb session ale despite the 6.5 percent. I'm diggin' this one.

Jan 02, 2016
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BierRunner from Ohio

3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I am not familiar at all with Belgian Pale Ales, so not sure what's part of the style and what is not. It looked great in the glass and the nose was lovely florals. The taste was wonderful malt and yeast that turned bitter on the finish. Perhaps that is meant to end that way but, to my taste, not where I wanted it to go. It was intriguing enough that I will continue to explore the style.

Dec 28, 2015
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Cannibalgasm from Minnesota

3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml bottle into an Ommegang Game of Thrones chalice.

A: Pours a crystal clear light golden blonde with some visible bubbly carbonation. Two fingers of foamy white head retains very well, also leaves behind some beautiful lacing.

S: Aromas of light bready malts, honey, lemony citrus, banana, white pepper, as well as a slight clove, and a spicy hop aroma.

T: Flavors of slightly sweet bready malts, honey, banana, and lemon, with a nice citrusy crispness up front. In the middle you find some light pepper, and clove spiciness. Finishes with a crisp hop forward taste that leaves a pleasant lingering aftertaste. Very pleasant to drink.

M: Light bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Very crisp and easy drinking yet has enough body to create a smooth feel and a lingering spiciness.

O: I really like this brew. It is easily one of the best blonde ales I've ever had. I am not typically a huge fan of the style but if this was regularly available it would be a frequent purchase. Very nice and light, it's incredibly drinkable and would be equally fitting on a cold winter night as it would a hot summers day. The aromas are very nice and flavors are great. Overall I hope to get to have this brew again in the future and would recommend grabbing the gift set if you see one around.

Dec 26, 2015
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hopphead31415 from Virginia

4.34/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this 750 mL bottle with a champagne cork and black skirt. This is one of the famous Game of Thrones themed beers and is a delicious 6.5% ABV Blonde Ale ‘fit for kings’.

Look-It pours a delightful golden yellow like the glint of the morning summer sun off Lannister gold. The head comes in thick and full even with a moderate pour. It has a medium haze and relative clarity. The color is absolutely brilliant!

Smell-It smells of lemon citrus and spices as well as yeast and honey malts.

Taste-It has an amazing complex flavor. I get a plethora of citrus flavors like lemon merengue pie, lemon peel zest, orange rind, candy malts, honey suckle, nutmeg, essences of cinnamon, lemon curd, custard, tapioca, bread pudding, Belgian yeast, bubblegum, and noble hops. The finish gives some mild hop component that is subtle among the strong and complex malt backbone.

Mouthfeel-It is slick and chewy as well as silky and regal. It is sharp and crisp and has a huge amount of carbonation throughout giving it a fizzy mouthfeel that tickles the palate and stimulates the taste receptors.

Overall-Of course, this is an excellent beer and I believe it is underrated. I am seeing an average of 3.8 on here and I feel that this variety is absolutely brilliant deserving a world class rating. Cheers! Valar Morghulis!

Dec 25, 2015
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BradtheGreat7 from Ohio

3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad ale, but I'm not sure the Lannister's are drinking a beer this light in alcohol. I was thinking more of a big Tripel or Belgian strong pale ale. But what do I know

Dec 08, 2015
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Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 836 ratings