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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Fire & Blood is a 6.8% ABV Red ale, brewed with pilsner, Cara-60, Midnight Wheat, flaked rye and spelt. Assertive hopping includes CTZ, Styrian Golding and German Tettnang hops. Spiced with de-seeded Ancho chilies. Fire & Blood has a deep, dark red hue with a persistent, creamy, off-white head. Aromas of ripe fruit, raisins, malt & 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 & rye.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewballs (215) - USA - APR 27, 2014
This is the 3rd installment in some narrative. Iím a big fan of Ommegang and I liked the previous stout they put out. This one? Not so much. It is like some Belgian Ale without the Belgian Ale. Blood red hue. Flat head. A taste of rosemary, a tinge of cherry. It lacks body and a real depth. It feels like an ale you would eat at some mid-level fancy place than at some palace with dragons. Itís an alright beer but for Ommegang a bit of a mistep. Like Star Wars Episode 6.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4645) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Rated on 7-26-2015 (Corked and caged bottle) This beerís appearance is a huge smooth ivory head that mostly diminished, amber transparent body, very little carbonation observed, floaties, and a good amount of lacing adorns my glass. The aroma presents rye, fruity, spicy, pepper, and malt. The flavor is spice, rye, chili, rye, dark fruits, and yeast. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light-medium bodied. A drinkable beer with a good flavor and it is worth trying.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sirmixsomewhat (170) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
When I first saw the Valar Morghulis brew, I asked the cashier where I was buying the beer if heíd had it. He told me he had not, but that it was probably the best Game of Thrones beer because it was closest to their regular Dubbel, and that some of the other Game of Thrones beers were "brewed with some crazy stuff." This one is like that in that it incorporated Ancho Chiles, and they can be tasted just as you swallow, and theyíre there just enough to take a point off. The rest of the experience is great; strong but not too strong, rich in color, and smells great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Pours a very dark, deep golden amber color with mahogany edges and a massive off-white foam head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Possibly over carbonated with visible bubbles rising up rapidly. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind. Sweet, slightly spicy malt aroma with hints of bread, biscuit, caramel and toffee followed by subtle vinous fruit, ground peppers and spicy rye. Subtle earthy pine needle with grass, straw and oily resins. Peppers stand out as it warns along with the toffee, caramel and biscuit. Some rose water and flower petal along with dark berry sweetness. Smells pretty interesting. Medium body with a strong peppery spice presence up front that lingers over the sweeter notes and earthy hop bitterness into a lingering dry finish. Lots of crushed chili pepper(but not overly hot/spicy) and spicy rye character giving this beer some uniqueness but it somewhat overpowers the other elements of the style. Muted sweetness but it comes to the forefront as it warms. Some dark berries and candy apple flavor along with caramel and toffee. Yeast character with bread and biscuit before hops come on strong toward the back of the palate. Dry piney bitterness with earthy resins and a touch of citrus sweetness. Oily, dry and bitter complimenting the rye/peppers and balancing the sweetner notes. Nothing to extraordinary but itís an interesting take on the style. Iím a fan of the strong rye and pepper notes but they tend to overshadow the other flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2015
Rating #1146 - Bottle bought at Sherbrooke because of Dragons. This was a deep coppery brown coloured pour with a mild tan foam that faded to a ring. Nose was teddy graham cookies, chocolate, vanilla. Mild alcohol warmth and carbonation (well disguised at 6.8%) Taste is roasty, mild heat from ancho chilies. mild peppery smokiness from the rye grain, mild toffee and caramel malt sweetness. Something has de-"throned" the balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (916) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Poured clear copper color with a 2-finger bone-colored head. Aroma of smoky chili pepper and spice, maybe some caramel underneath. Body is medium and well-balanced, with a soft finish. Flavor of nutty malt and spice, giving way to a smoky, fruity note from the ancho. A touch of heat at the back. Mild notes of bitter hops and grass appear as it warms.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1572) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle, picked up somewhere in the US. Deep reddish colour, white foam. Soft mouthfeel, spicy, I guess rye. Maybe chillies although I didnít get any heat. Big Belgian yeast. Balanced hopping. Quite restrained and yet nice.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (5282) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 26, 2015
This corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of all foam finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated transparent cola brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The balanced aroma was brown malt and musty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The nice flavor contained notes of toffee sweet mild hops and brown malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - JUL 6, 2015
I think this was the most underwhelming of the series so far. The recipe just kinda missed for me. It was easy to drink, but didnít really have any depth of complexity.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
citydave (69) - - JUN 14, 2015
Pours plum color with large cream head. Dark fruit and some malt in nose. More hoppy and bitter than I expected.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4726) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Dark red color with a large head. Aroma of wheat and light red pepper. Yeasty flavor. Light sweet malt and raisin flavor. The pepper has almost completely faded out. Medium body.


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