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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1140) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
1 OZ sample at Beer Revolution courtesy of @kgamiller. Clear golden pour, weak white foam that bubbles away slowly. Aroma is earthy malts, hints of caramel, and mild floral. Taste is a mild sweetness, honey, citrus, little bit of pastry shop malt, and just nice and light. Fruity, yeasty notes also. A delicious blonde worthy of the Iron Throne, for now. Can’t wait for more in this series.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottled February of 2013.
Appearance: The body is hazy despite sitting upright in my fridge for a few hours, though before then it was laying sideways so that may be my fault. The head is tall and dense with excellent retention, slowly dissipating unevenly while creating a mess on the side of the glass.
Aroma: The first things that come to mind are sweet orange and an earthy, slightly leathery, presence with a spicy touch. There’s sort of a homebrew extract brew malt aroma as well. Not very enticing.
Taste: Wheat and lemon are the first things of note with an earthy presence throughout and a touch of prickling spice on the finish along with orange peel. Pretty mellow and the finish is rather abrupt. Not really impressed.
Palate: Medium bodied with lots of carbonation.
Overall: I can only assume that either I’m getting sick, which I am not, people are overhyping the beer due to it’s correlation with the wildly popular show, or this beer is too old. I know for a fact that there is no way that a 6.5% blonde ale will age 2 years like the bottle indicates, especially if it’s not very good 6 months after release.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
Pours a hazy pale gold colour with a decent sized white head leaving average lace up the glass. Aroma is noble hops, cloves, wheaty/yeasty. Flavor is cloves, yeast, noble hops, mild bitterness, spicy and a little dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1513) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
Pours a hazy golden straw color with a nice frothy white head that leaves tons of lace. Aroma of grass, crisp noble hops, citrus, sweet floral esters and some spice. Taste is bitter orange peel, spicy nobel hops and some sweet fruitiness on the finish. Very crisp and clean finish a d a nice refreshing blonde ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamChandler (3589) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2013
1 finger head, pale straw colored. I get orange peels and clementines. There’s a mild funky leather brett nose. Loads and loads of wheat for miles. bland from middle to finish. wouldn’t want a 750 of this

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
naivepegasus (354) - USA - AUG 7, 2013
Pours a cloudly yellow with a few fingers of pure white, slowly dissipating head. Nose of clove and wheatgrass. Taste strongly of lemongrass, a crisp beer, though not as drinkable as you’d want.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
750ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours hazy yellow with a standard white head. Aroma of spice, citrus, grains and hops and yeast. taste is somewhat dry for the style. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle [750ml]. Pours a cloudy pale yellow-gold with a massive lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast along with bready notes, spices and fruit. Flavour is yeasty, spicy & herbal along with some fruit and some light hops showing up as well. Spicy finish. Medium bodied. Really pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yumyum (217) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
Disappointing especially after Matilda. Not overly flavorful. Not a bad beer by any means just not overly impressed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a slightly hazy very pale yellow/golden colour with a bunch of foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Smell is decently malty with a bit of biscuit, and a bit of cereal (though not in a bad way), there’s also some distinct citrus from the hops. Palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a huge amount of carbonation that just seems to explode and foam in your mouth. Taste is a bit bitter but also decently sweet and a bit of lemon rind. The taste isn’t bad, it’s just a bit simple. Still, as far as blond ales go, pretty decent.


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