VoodooBear (49) - San Juan, - MAY 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Presentation: 750mL brown bottle with a "bottled on" date and a "best by" date printed on the neck.
Served in an oversized wine glass.
Appearance: It has a cloudy pale yellow color with a fluffy,white, 2 finger head that sticks around and leaves lots of lacing.
Smell: It has a dominant spice aroma, courtesy of the grains of paradise. Itís a very peppery smell, but there is also a whiff of banana and some malt in the background.
Taste: Itís quite spicy, just like the nose, with a pepper taste at the forefront. Thereís some citrus and alcohol notes as well.
Mouthfeel: Itís highly carbonated, with a medium body. Itís smooth and creamy with a clean finish.
Overall: A solid brew but nothing extraordinary. I donít get the Game of Thrones tie-in or the Iron Throne name, seeing this is a pretty tame drink. Itís something cool to have if youíre a fan of the books or the series, but itís not worth the price tag for everybody else. This is supposed to be the first in a series, so lets hope Ommegang can step it up and create something a bit more special and unique.
HighlanderOne (1233) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of malt, lemon, spice. Good lookin dark gold with foamy white head. Tasting dry malt, yeast, citrus, spices and herbs. A nice, pleasant beer for a summer day.
brigg (616) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Clear, bubbling orange body with a stiff, foamy, medium white head. Aroma of banana, spices, white bread. Light bodied. Flavor has yeast, light lemon, lightly spiced. Mild sweetness. Finishes light.
Dacrza (851) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
DATE: OCCASION: binging on Game of Thrones the last few nights, itís time for Naked and Afraid XL--and this beer... GLASSWARE: Chimay 150th chalice... thick, hazy orange amber body... a central eruption of bubbles says something is alive and at work here... the head is a thing of beauty--white-as-Ghostís fur, thick as Tormundís beard, and clinging as the Prince of the Eyre... citric orange and pineapple play with cracker malts... apple and pear suggest a crisp spiciness and a natural sweetness... the palate is the epitome of drinkability, with a frothy head greeting each sip and a lingering sweetness at each finish... a striking balance between dryness and liveliness... as to the flavor, besides the aforementioned aromas, slight nuttiness and vanilla, with a winelike sweetness--such a complex contrast, and yet, so drinkable... as biased as I am--towards the brewery and the novels/shows--thereís no empirical data denying this beerís quality, and although it is a one-off, I will not deny seeking this our again if I have the chance...
mjmoen (324) - - JUN 4, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
B+. Pours a hazy yellow color with pillowy white head. Wait till it warms up to 55
HippieFee (325) - - JUN 4, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Large format - Very cloudy orange color. Sweet smell. Belgium style sweetness with little bitterness. Strong floral notes on the palate.
Beachmaster (451) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into a tulip. Pours a hazy light yellow,with a large white head. Nose is Belgian yeast-bananas, cloves, and citrus. Taste follows, with bread and fruit notes dominating. Well-balanced.
mansquito (5307) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Associated, Brooklyn bottle: pours slighty hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is yeasty, with fruity notes. Taste is lightly hopped, kind of sweet, and rather yeasty. Easy to drink Belgian style ale with good character.
BillKismet (3839) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blonde bodied with a luscious creamy off-white head. Toasty, slightly burn grain and spicy peppery bouquet. Bready and yeasty body with a prominent white-peppercorn flavor. Rather thin and uncomplex. Ok.
Dogbrick (11467) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample during at Daily Growler Powell during the "5th Friday $5 Fest" on 04/29/2016. Hazy orange-amber color with a medium thick ivory white head that recedes gradually. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, yeast and malt. Medium body with flavors of fruity yeast, malt and herbal hops. The finish is herbal and citrusy with a yeast aftertaste. Above average overall.
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBC Plaza LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
July 23, 2013
Beer pours a hazed dark gold with orange hues and a huge white long lasting head. Aroma is yeast, spices, grains and citrus. Mouthfeel is weak to meadium bodied with average carbonation. Was hoping for something less thin. The flavour is yeast, citrus, and the spices really come through as an herbal addition to the grains.