Game Of Thrones: Iron Throne | Brewery Ommegang

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by MadScientist on 03-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
824
Reviews:
147
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
109
Gots:
196
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 824 |  Reviews: 147
Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
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

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Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColSanders123
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Atlas1
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really like the GoT show, so... there you go. No idea what to expect from this partnership. HBO isn't exactly known for the brewing connections, but whatever. What I'd like to see them do is create a show about a brewery. That would be cool.

Pours a pretty opaque, golden straw color. One finger head, some lace. The nose is subdued with notes of light fruit (apple, pear) and lemon. The taste is faintly sweet and malty, but weaker up front than I expected. It mellows out over time as it warms to room temp, so don't be afraid to let it sit for a while between sips. More nuanced flavors emerged over time with this one, and it finishes tart and a bit spicy in the end. Mouthfeel holds its own.

Suitable for a king? Maybe not. But a nice light-hearted blonde ale. I've had far better from Ommegang before, but I'm glad I tried this. Open and let this one sit a bit before really digging in.

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Photo of Warrior2187
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigdb
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stignacious
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucoli
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gonzo000
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickS95
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Milky golden yellow pour sitting under a HUGE cloud of white bubbles. Little particulates of goodness are suspended in the beer. The head lives forever. Originally as many fingers thick as you want it to be, the head eventually falls around the edges leaving a peak in the middle. Thick lace clings to the glass as the liquid disappears.

It smells amazing. The nose is full of lemony citrus and savory Noble hops.

Taste matches the smell with lots of citrus and spicy yeast. The malt backbone moves forward with a cracker like quality.

Very sharp and crisp mouthfeel. Multi-layered, it's sweet, tart, and spicy. Light bodied with a large punch of carbonation throughout. It's exceedingly dry in the finish as it simply scrapes your palate, making you beg for the next sip.

What a pleasant beer to drink. Not really the season for this beer, with just 6.5% ABV, it's an easy drinking beer.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the 750 ml bottle in a snifter. This very solid BPA pours a lightly cloudy blondish amber with a FANTASTIC head of off white foam that settles slow to a rocky fluffy layer with excellent lacing. Nose of sweet candy malts, yeasty funk, lemon grass, orange peel, and spicy hops. Flavors follow the nose with sweet Belgian candy malts with lemon and orange notes to the middle and sides. Zesty hops play for dominance on the back with moderately high carbonation keeping it prickly and lively with a subtle dryness.
A solid brew from a great brewer.

Cheers

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Satsuma
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color to style with a large foamy head with lots of carbonation that slowly subsides to leave nice lacing. Aromas of Belgian yeast, with some lemon and grass as well. Despite the high carbonation, mouthfeel is not as prickly as expected, but still clean and crisp. Taste is an interesting hybrid of belgian style banana and clove with farmhouse peppery, spicy flavors as well as some tart apple and pear. Finish is slightly dry. Overall a nice offering that pairs well with a variety of foods.

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Photo of Kerrie
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DevinsBeerList
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jmski
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice foamy head - tasted a little sharp at first but grew into the taste - enjoyed the bottle overall.

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Photo of bdeluca1
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ryan4120
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krome
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twage04
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastes somewhere between a blonde, saison, and wit. I was getting a perfumish spicy flavor that was either coriander or yeast. As others have mentioned it is easy drink and complex at the same time. There is a little bit of hops, some tartness and acidity with a prickly carbonation. A pleasant enough offering but not something I'd pick over a good tripel.

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Photo of SadMachine
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dd43
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this on draft. Pours beautifully, highly translucent with a large two finger white head that laces with abandon. Aromas of Belgian yeast, pepper, clove, and a little bit of grassiness from noble hops. Flavors are definitely in the pepper and Belgian sugar realm but it isn't overly sweet. Malts have a bready sort of biscuit like quality to them. The mouthfeel is really nice, it's smooth and soft despite being pretty well carbonated. Very easy to drink, not overly complex but the appeal is really in its subtleties.

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Game Of Thrones: Iron Throne from Brewery Ommegang
3.85 out of 5 based on 824 ratings.
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