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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Collaboration with HBO for the Game of Thrones series.

Blonde ale with malty sweetness and a touch of fruity spiciness, Noble Hops aromas and notes of citrus. Suitable to serve to kings, or pretenders to the iron throne.

Pour slowly so as to not disturb the yeast sediment, but with enough vigor to create a luxurious head and release the rich bouquet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10242) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Fairly typical belgian golden ale, though you can count on Ommegang to put together a well constructed brew. Overly carbonated, but surprisingly soft on the palate. Spices. light fruit and hops and the palate and the nose. Nothing special, save for the bottle itself, but a solid beer."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
basaywhat (182) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Clear golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is hay with mild banana. Flavor is very delicate, like a very dry white wine with a decent yeast presence. Clean, crisp with a light sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldmanriver (59) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2014
Light in body, slightly lemony/citrus. Finishes with nice bittering hop notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3095) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Single from the LCBO with a best before APRIL 09 2015. Pours a hazy light-golden colour with a big white frothy-creamy head, great retention and some foamy lace. Spicy aromas with some grass, citrus notes and mild Belgian Ale yeast. Medium-full bodied, smooth, almost creamy. Wheat taste with the citrus and grassy hops all well-balanced. A nice Belgian Blonde Ale that goes down well with the American-twist on it, with stronger hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Golden pour with a puffy head. Mild yeast aroma with some lightly sweet spices. Couldn’t get much hops in the aroma. Flavor is yeasty and spicy at the start with a smooth and grainy middle and a lightly bitter aftertaste. Well crafted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertjm (853) - Albany, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
(trade with OLking) - Only makes sense that I finish out this season with a bottle from the very first release of this series. Absolutely amazed the huge size of the white frothy head that poured out of the bottle. Orangey body. Lots of carbonation in the middle. Light yeast aroma. Still has a flavor of fresh yeast! This is easily the best of the three releases IMHO so far. "To Ygrette! You’ll be missed."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2014
750, enjoyed this very much, lots of hops even though it sat for a while. The base beer is light and complex, fruity and belgiany. Not that american Belgian version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neongolden (1254) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
(750mL bottle from LCBO, aged ~1yr) Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a huge, densely frothy Duvel-like white head, very persistent loads of lace. Aroma has doughy combination of pilsner/wheat malts and yeast, a bit of pale malt sweetness, lemon zest, grassy hops, light spicing from yeast/additions. Flavour reasonably typical for a Belgian golden with additions, a moderately sweet and slightly doughy malt core balanced with fairly mineral crispness, lemon peel shows on the palate to lend fruitiness, along with fairly subtle spice notes. Towards the finish, some herbal/grassy hop character, more spice apparent, while it dries a bit there is still a fair bit of lingering sweetness. Average mouthfeel for the style, medium but with a creamy effervescence to the carbonation. This is a decent blonde Belgian ale, not really anything to make it stand out but certainly not bad either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Delicious and sexy golden Belgian beer. Had on tap a couple of times at National 10th Ave. Big head and spice yeasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3328) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Pretty cool beer i suppose. Fruity and spicy with a lot of doughy character. Sweetness and light grassy hops on the finish but doughy sweetness is a bit too dominant.

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