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Game Of Thrones: Iron Throne | Brewery Ommegang

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3.77/5
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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
Ranking:
#19,002
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
829
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
110
Gots:
201
Trade:
6
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In Ommegang fashion, this is well done and purely a Belgian ale. A slightly yeasty tone with earthy funk in a minimal sense also with the requisite sweetness. The detractor to me, since I am critiquing, is that even though it's consistent, it falls off a bit too quickly somewhat. I think when I got more of the yeast this was not so much so. Regardless. A consistent and fairly solid ale. I can dig it.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a cage and cork bottle into a snifter, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, honey-gold coloring that is almost opaque with a steady stream of carbonation throughout the body. Tall, frothy, small bubbled head starts out around 2 inches on the pour, and steadily settles into a quarter inch of head that retains nicely as you drink. Nose of biscuits, honey sweetness, lemon zest, all spice, grains of paradise, and an overall roasted character. Smells tasty. Flavors are tangy sweet forward, with a tart lemon character that puckers slightly. Toasted bread backbone supports, with a charge of spices coming in to the mid-tongue to calm the sweet and robust flavors. The end of the palate tastes like a lemon-bread, with a heavy does of all spice, clove, and grains of paradise. The body starts smooth, but quickly becomes light and effervescent as it passes across the tongue. The aftertaste is short-lived, with a roasted and sweet blend leading into a clean, frothy, effervescent finish. Tasty brew, and extremely easy to drink.

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

750 ml cage-corked bottle - Poured into the Ommegang Game of Throne glass it came with:

Pours hazed golden with a white head that holds up. Trailing lace slides down the glass with spotted sticking.

The smell is of spicy lemongrass with bubblegum and grain.

The taste is of sweet bubblegum and crankery grain balanced by spicy lemongrass. Spicy black pepper-ish finish.

It is effervescent, fuller side of light body and refreshing.

A nice interpretation of a Belgian Pale Ale. Sweet, but with a spicy balance. Another winner from Ommegang!

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3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an Ommegang flute glass. Pours a light golden amber with a massive half glass head the slowly dissipates into larger bubbles, leaving pillowy lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, Belgian yeast and a faint hair perm component (what is the proper term for that?). Flavor follows with sweet malt, Belgian yeast and spicing, particularly clove and coriander; turning rather drier and finishing with light stone fruit, bittering hops and biscuit malt. Light bodied, but nice mouth feel from active carbonation. A pleasant light Belgian pale, nothing stands out, but well made and fun to drink.

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Game Of Thrones: Iron Throne from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 829 ratings
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