Friday, November 27, 2015

Ommegang Game of Thrones Iron Throne Blonde Ale

This 6.5% ABV Belgian-style blonde ale 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. It was the first release, and the only one in the series I had missed. Luckily, they re-released it this fall and I was able to pick up a bottle.

The beer pours golden yellow, with a light haze. There is a tall, foaming, fizzing, head of white foam, with ragged bubbles. The aroma is sweet, grain, bread, honey, floral, with a bit of a fruity tang as well, yeast esters. The taste follows the aromas note for note. While there is ample sweetness, the beer finishes dry, with a light floral and grassy bitterness. The beer has the intense and fine carbonation of bottle conditioning.  

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