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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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 (210) - USA - APR 27, 2014
This is the 3rd installment in some narrative. I’m 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. It’s an alright beer but for Ommegang a bit of a mistep. Like Star Wars Episode 6.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
USMC4U (1) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
Scrumptious little gem with the Ancho chili’s. Delicious and yeasty, good setiment. Overall a great beer for the price!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tselloufc88 (206) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle from Petaluma Market, CA. Aromas of red fruit, funky yeast. Taste is red berries, some herbal resinous, and a slightly spicy finish. Definitely tastes 6.8%. Drinkable, but subtle for its strength.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (8691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours an opaque dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out notes of spices, earthy bready malt, and light red fruits. Flavour is unusual, with notes of spices, earthy, bubblegum, and an astringent hippiness on the finish. Not sure the flavours are in harmony here. There’s a weird spicy herbal quality to this. Not convincing, but certainly not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Dark amber color, hazy, with compact head. This red ale has a lean and clean caramel profile, rather dry, it could as well be a Bock; the bitterness is moderate; there could be a light smoke touch in the aroma. It has a not of sweetness in the final, a spicy touch, and mild fruity esters.
Balanced, elegant, well made although not the most complex beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1195) - New York City, TURKEY - APR 29, 2015
Draught. Reddish murky brown with creamy off-white head, light caramel aroma, low carbonation, caramel taste, longish finish. Very nicely packaged brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3548) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2015
750 ml bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker red with a creamy head of foam. The aroma has dark fruits, raisins, a bit of leather, and then there are some floral hoppy notes. Taste is sweet mostly, but dries out nicely. Medium carbonation and big body. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fritz123 (1274) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2015
Had a bottle last Sunday with GOT on HBO. Pours an amber with a solid two finger head in a snifter. Aroma is prunes, raisins, some Belgian yeasts, and some dankness. The taste was mediocre at best with some light prunes, raisins, an acidic aftertaste, and Belgian yeasts. I think my bottle may have been somewhat infected. Had to end up dumping the second half of the bottle. Very rare for me. Heavy carb, light body.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2571) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2015
Bottle from craft. Nice notes of raisin, spice, rye, caramel and hop. Nice sweet and spiced flavor...a bit warming.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4126) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2015
Draught. Pours a somewhat hazy dark brown color with a moderately large tan head on there. Nose is toasty with a bit of rye and Belgian yeast to it. Taste is toasty and a little crisp. Not bad, and like the rye notes.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2681) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2015
Bottle together with the season premiere. Murky deep red liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, raw sugar, light chocolate, biscuit, floral hops and earth. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of dried fruit, light chili, raw sugar, toffee and earth. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty decent.


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