Game Of Thrones: Iron Throne | Brewery Ommegang

Game Of Thrones: Iron ThroneGame Of Thrones: Iron Throne
BA SCORE
69.1%
Liked This Beer
3.78 w/ 828 ratings
Game Of Thrones: Iron ThroneGame Of Thrones: Iron Throne
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
Ranking:
#16,697
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
828
Liked:
572
Avg:
3.78/5
pDev:
11.11%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
110
Gots:
200
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 828 |  Reviews: 150
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Photo of utopiajane
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours fantastic. Light straw yellow, turbid, hazy and with a fluffy white head of foam that never fell off completely. Left plenty of soft lace all over the glass. Champagne bubbles too, this is visual perfection. Nose is superb. Belgian yeast, tart lemon, floral and earthy. A touch of banana, bubblegum, clove, those grains of paradise and underneath- good bread and soft malt sweetness. So perfectly light. It’s buoyant on the palate. All components have a brightness of character that is full but never maxed out. Taste is smooth, bubblegum and sweet bread. Malt is no stranger in this drink. It’s flavorful but delicate. Leaves just dry with a hint of hop oil bitter to make your mouth water and a lingering sweetness.

This is a visually stunning ale that is soft and silky and drinks like it was made to be drunk. It’s Belgian spice character that doesn’t overwhelm with the sheer number of things, it’s hops that aren’t blown all out of proportion & sweet malt at it’s full and subtle best. Ommegang treats you to some finesse with this one.

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2/5  rDev -47.1%

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3.26/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

750ml. bottle poured into a Flying Dog goblet

A: Golden yellow, quite blonde. Completely translucent with a decent head that diminished rapidly.

S: Slightly citrusy with your standard beer scents right in there. You can really smell the grains of paradise and lemon peel here. Nothing complex here.

T: A bit of citrus but really no complexity here to me. It is your standard belgian pale ale. You can taste both the belgian part and the pale ale part.

M: Quite a bit of carbonation there but not surprising considering it was corked and caged, which made quite a nice pop sound when opened. Crisp throughout.

O: Eh. I am not a big fan of regular pale ales (or Belgian ones either, but they are a bit better) but I had to get it because of the Game of Thrones tie in. Either going to turn it into some bread or give it to a friend.

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4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a beautiful golden color. Ample many fingers head and needs to be poured carefully. Head retention is great. Chunky lacing is present on the glass.

S: Malts, subtle hops, garden spices, flowers.

T: Clean drinking. Well balanced but not distinct in any particular category. Some spicing is present on the finish. Tastes great.

M: Medium bodied yet refreshing as one would expect.

O: Great brew.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden color capped by a very nice head that leaves a smattering of lace behind

Smell: Yeasty phenols dominate; somewhat lemony, peppery and grassy with grains of paradise in the background

Taste: Fruity, up front, with apple and pear flavors; by mid-palate, the yeasty phenols start to add interesting complexity, along with the grassy hops, lemon peel and grains of paradise; nicely balanced, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body, somewhat creamy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: A really nice beer that has enough complexity to be interesting; also, quite approachable for a wide audience

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Game Of Thrones: Iron Throne from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 69.1% out of 100 with 828 ratings
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