Sunday, April 12, 2015

Ommegang Valar Morghulis

Brewery Ommegang Valar Morghulis Dubbel Ale
Cooperstown, New York

Finally, my post on the fourth in the Game of Thrones series by Ommegang (you can find my thoughts on the Iron ThroneTake the Black, and Fire and Blood). I've been holding it since October, waiting for Season 5 to start, and the day is now upon us!

"Valar Morghulis" translates to “All Men Must Die" -- but this ale is one to live for. Delicious! A cute nerdtastic touch: the corks all say "Valar Dohaeris" (translates to "All Men Must Serve"), which of course is the High Valyrian response to Valar Morghulis.

Review:  This beer is a golden amber color, with a lacy foam head. It has strong aromas of toffee, torched sugar, and candied orange. The palate shows a slight sweetness, echoing the toffee and caramel notes on the nose, but finishing dry. I adore the texture: soft, supple, mouthfilling. So tasty.

Bottom Line: By far, my favorite so far of the GOT series. I've got the newly released Three Eyed Raven Saison queued up for next week! Stay tuned!

 Beer Geekery:
  • BREWER: Brewery Ommegang 
  • STYLE: Dubbel
  • PLACE: Cooperstown, New York
  • BOOZE: 8%

Where did I get it?  Crystal City Wine Shop 

What's the damage? Mid Priced, per 750ml bottle

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