oRos (1516) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from total wine. Pours red with creamy head. Aroma of slight pepper. Taste is plain. Belgian yeast esters and a slight tingle from the peppers.
DandyWolfFloyd (1017) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - yeasty Brett like yeast, caramelized sugar, a dark fruit presence
Appearance - nice red amber color; clean with nice nucleation’ head was beige and 2" and settled very slowly; great lacing
Taste - a Belgian yeast like quality, caramelized sugar, dark fruits are present
Palate - body is medium; texture has a hard to describe fine slickness; carbonation is lively; the finish is coating of the tongue and subtly astringent
Mannybdoy (7) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fire and Blood has a deep, dark red hue with a persistent, creamy off-white head. Aromas of ripe fruit, raisins, malt and slight spice, followed by a slightly floral and spicy hop character. A fruity, sweetish malt taste gives way to faint drying provided by the hops and rye. Underlying flavors of raisin and prune from the ancho chilies give way to a balanced malty and spicy finish. Malt: Pilsner, Cara-60, Midnight Wheat, flaked rye and spelt Hops: CTZ, Styrian Golding, German Tettnang
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DearBeer2013 (94) - - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Too yeasty for me................................................
khughes9478 (2) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is one of the best. It’s a great red ale and I could brink it for datys
jw0406 (1097) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle pours a dark red color with a nice tan head. Aromas of yeast, dark sweet malt, chile. Medium bodied, notto much heat, a nice beer.
EithCubes (5475) - New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750mL corked and caged, got the one with the fire on the label. Nose is spicy and phenolic, clove leaking into stale air and plastic, with a fruity and slightly floral background. Better once it’s in the glass, some chocolaty and earthy character reminiscent of dubbels and Doppeböcke, touch of yeast, and the floral character is more easily identified as buckwheat or spelt rather than hops (just as fruit is narrowed to ’stone fruit’). Pours deep, dark red-brown with a rocky, solid and dense beige head. Lightly airy medium
again a little vegetal and stale, sweet but not cloying, low bitterness but a gradual drying helps expose a little bite. Yeasty despite my careful pour, with some grit. Heat from the peppers arrives late and is extremely mild (to the point I wouldn’t have guessed they were here, maybe said there was a grains of paradise addition); given the complaints I just made about vegetal and airy qualities, it probably would have been better to leave the peppers out if they were going to be used in such small quantities. Moderately creamy and a little slimy. Additionally: black peppercorn and light lavender, the previously suspected malt backed off and lost most all of its complexity, but there is light fruit and lighter citrus. Disappointing.
sloshgator (685) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ommegang Game Of Thrones - Fire and Blood is a worthwhile red ale but nothing special. Pour is a dark red (hence the Blood in the name) with a thick head that is almost too thick. Taste is malty with some fruity sweetness and a nondescript spiciness in the end (but not unpleasant). The beer comes in a bomber bottle adorned with a artfully depicted dragon which I assume has something to do with the Game of Thrones TV show. Fire and Blood is a tasty red ale great for drinking with meals.
Aurelius (4996) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big, yeasty aroma. Great label, Belgian bomber. Hazy, tea-colored brew. thin bone-colored head. Tangy, mouldering, tannic. Spritzy-peaty. Medium to slightly light body. OK, but I was looking for more. New Leaf Market.
EcnarM (112) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap into a tulip. Absolutely beautiful dark red color with a thin lacing head. Chili is apparent in both the aroma. Which is mixed with floral notes, and the taste. Chilis are a little too up front, but the aftertaste is nice mixed wither he smooth character.
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