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:
#16,681
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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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of DMXLOX22
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up in what was probably the last bottle at my local establishment, Civera's in Drexel Hill. I really don't watch the show, but I'm excited to try out something rare. Lets see how it matches up.

Appearance: pours a hazy, golden yellow with a very slight hint of orange, but not very noticeable. Barely visible body that completes with a one inch frothy head.

Smell: gives off a great aroma of malts, slight spices, wheat, some yeast, and some floral hops. Also noticeable is a slight hint of lemon zest. Quite nice and gives off a thin body.

Taste: first sips give off a great flavor of roasted malts, but not overpowering at all. Lemon zest is also apparent, along with a moderate flavor of spices and bread-like malts. Another round gives a great fruit skins like flavor. Clover spices are obvious in this brew. Quite smooth also. Overall is a solid, well-balanced complexion of spices and fruity flavors.

Mouthfeel: medium body, medium carbonation. Smooth body, slighty dry finish.

Overall: coming into this beer, I was a little excited considering its rarity and friends of mine who love the show (not going to lie, I bragged a little when I picked this one up). It's brew was quite good, awesome body, nice balance of bitter spices and fruit-like hops. The yeast is quite delicious here. Wish there was a slightly more hoppy character. Glad I picked this brew up. Pretty much sums up a very solid Belgian pale ale. I would have again (if its available again) and I would totally recommend to a friend. Cheers!

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ommegang iron throne.

Served on tap at Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford CT.

Pours a Light copper. Heavy foam and active bubbles. Mild malt nose, but other wise nondescript.
There is Light sweet taste minor Belgian yeast strain. Fairly typical for the style. Not incredibly distinguished.

Not bad - but maybe more about the packaging? 4 35 4 4 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy, copper color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, hops, hint of citrus, and cherry. Fits the style of a Belgian Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hops, alcohol, hint of hop oils, and cherry. Overall, good appearance and blend, decent aroma and body.

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3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a mini pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy yellow with a huge head. Nice lacing and great lacing.

Smell - Lots of esters. Clove is big. Very Belgian. Pale malt.

Taste - Not what I expected. Much less sweet. Very earthy and spicy. Pale malt, but never sweet.

Mouthfeel - Dry. Well carbonated. Spicy as hell.

Overall - Quality, clean beer. Not terribly interesting, but well made.

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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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