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:
826
Reviews:
149
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
110
Gots:
199
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 826 |  Reviews: 149
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Dface
3.26/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of gillagorilla
3.26/5  rDev -15.5%
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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3.26/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Drank from a goblet. Gearing up for the season premiere.

A: Pours an impenetrable rich gold with a robust, staid frothy-light head.

S: About as sweet, fruity as you'd expect. Biscuit flour, lemon, nougat. Cinnamon and coriander. Boozy overtones.

T: Bready malt intermingles with spice, dried fruit and lemon. The overwhelming sweetness dominates any potential bitterness. What is not dominated is the alcohol, which slices through the whole enterprise.

M: Oily and substantial. Heavy on the tongue and chewy.

O: Good example of a Belgian Pale Ale. Just as well that it's flying off the shelves, though, as I cannot imagine myself drinking it again. There are equally satisfying (and better) BPA's that aren't co-branded with HBO and therefore less pricey.

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3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

First had: bottle from Edgemont Beer

Served in the #properglassware Ommegang Game of Thrones tulip, a clear, straw-yellow pour with a large puff of frothy white head that soon settled to a thick collar, leaving lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of pale malts, grainy, Belgian yeast, light fruit esters. Taste of toasted grains, Belgian yeast with a bit of clovey spice, earthy, leafy hops; a bit stale, but non-offensive. Not really my style, but for the style, I guess it's not too bad. Light-medium body, and pretty solid overall, but nothing I'd go for again.

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3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Iron Throne pours a beautiful shade of gold, but that's about all it has going for it that's well above average, which is strange for Ommegang. I don't smell anything, its taste is not offensive but I doubt I'll remember it when I finish this glass, and it feels almost bitter on the tongue. An average beer at best.

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3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

**

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3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into snifter

Keep this quick...
Color, clean but slightly hazy, was served to me from a fridge. I heated it up but still slightly hazy.

Smell... Not much, belgian yeast smell..pretty plain

Taste, about the same, not much to it

Mouthfeel very carbonated

Overall it was clean tasting and refreshing but not a whole lot there, I wouldn't buy it again.

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3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very hazy, pale golden yellow color with straw/banana hues and a frothy, pillowy white head.  Great retention, only slowly settling into a lasting cap/ring.  Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.  

Strong bready yeast character in the aroma with zesty spice, banana and cirus fruit notes.  Some bubblegum character along with a strong banana and yeast presence.  Peppery spice with hints of clove, coriander, lemon zest and grains of paradise.  Somewhat inviting aroma but the yeast and banana are really strong, negatively affecting the aroma, in my opinion.

On the fuller end of medium body with lots of bread/yeast and zesty spice flavor.  Again, there's a very strong banana bread flavor along with some bubblegum, clove, coriander, pepper and grains of paradise followed by zesty orange peel.  The spice character is strong and his beer has some good zesty citrus fruit sweetness but the yeast and bubbllegum/banana flavors are too strong for my liking.  Decent but a bit disappointing given the pedigree of the brewery and my excitement over the possibility of this series.  Hopefully the other beers in the series turn out better.  

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3.39/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pale golden, white head comes on strong, good retention

S- banana bread yeasty character, some sweet malt

T- banana, sweet bready malt, some bubblegum in the finish

M- pleasant thickness, I'm happy it isnt thicker, I think it would become cloying with the sweetness, nice amount of carbonation

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Game Of Thrones: Iron Throne from Brewery Ommegang
3.86 out of 5 based on 826 ratings.
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