Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ommegang Fire and Blood

Brewery Ommegang Fire and Blood Red Ale
Cooperstown, New York

And the third installment! We've had a blonde ale for the House Lannister, a stout for the Night's Watch, and now a red ale for House Targaryen. There are even three different labels, one for each of Daenerys's dragons.

Review:  Let's break it down...
  • Blood: Red ale. I love red ales. They are typically made with malts specially selected to give fruity tones along with caramel flavor and color.
  • Fire: Ancho chilies. A nice smokey heat.
I had really high hopes for this beer. Unfortunately, I think this is my least favorite of the three GOT beers so far. I was looking forward to the sweet fruity notes from the red ale combining with the heat to make for an explosion of flavor. Instead, it fell a little flat. I think this series of beers is meant to have a broad appeal, but that seems to have taken the spark out of Ommegang.

Bottom Line: Meh. Not a bad beer, just not as interesting as I wanted it to be.

 Beer Geekery:
  • BREWER: Brewery Ommegang 
  • STYLE: Red Ale
  • PLACE: Cooperstown, New York
  • BOOZE: 6.8%

Where did I get it?  Crystal City Wine Shop 
What's the damage? Mid Priced, per 750ml bottle

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