Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ommegang Game of Thrones Three-Eyed Raven Dark Saison Ale

This 7.2% ABV dark saison is from the Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York. Ommegang is part of the Duvel family, and is essentially a Belgian brewery plopped down in New York State. It is one of their special releases tied to the HBO television series Game of Thrones. This is, I believe, the fifth release in their Game of Thrones series.

The beer pours extremely dark brown to black in appearance. There is a tall, raggedly foamy head, tattered by large bubble spaces, and light tan in color. The aroma is yeasty, floral, with some sweet roasted malts. The taste follows the aromas, but puts the malts up a notch, more roasted, more sweet, but with the sweetness counterbalanced by the dry floral notes. The beer drinks smooth, medium-bodied, with the fine, effervescent carbonation of a bottle conditioned beer. There is nothing wrong with this beer, but I wouldn't call it my style.

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