crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pour with a hint of haze. Nice soapy white head that fades pretty quickly. Great clean aroma with notes of lemon and clove, as well as hints of bubblegum and herbal hops. The yeast-driven qualities of the beer come through just as clearly in the flavor, with the added bonus of very nice, dry citrus finish. Great prickly mouthfeel that compliments the flavors of the beer well. Overall, I’m pretty impressed. I’m excited to see what else Ommegang comes up with for this Game of Thrones series.
vtafro (5248) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Belgian, spice, floral aromas. Spice, herbal, floral, spice and year Flavors.
EithCubes (5304) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked and caged 705mL. Nose sweet and candyish, golden with a little spice, pours gorgeous rich golden with ample carbonation and a very large, very frothy bright white head. Taste dry with a little rubber/yeast leftover, golden and sunny pils malt character fresh and a touch grainy; light phenolic pepper and sweetness, some citrus peel presumably from the yeast. Light very very smooth and rounding noble hops, remind me a bit of Poperings Hommelbier without quite the bite. Gentle honey and floral accents, very smooth and nice. Lightly chalky feel, very crisp, medium-full body. Straightforward but bright and clean, refreshes and delights. Beautiful! Could drink this daily, nicely digestible. [2015.11.17: 3.9]
wlajwl (4922) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is wheat/bread, spices and a hint of fruit. The flavor is wheat, citrus, malts, fruit, light Belgian yeast and a mildly hoppy//slightly tangy finish.
Bif (1797) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Served a hazy pale golden color with a thick head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, bit of malt sweetness, spice and hint of yeast. Taste of citrus, malt sweetness with light fruit and trace of spice. nice bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth with a rich feel to it. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy.
George999 (288) - Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle it is clear highly carbonated and golden with a thick white head, aroma is citrus similar to a lemon peel maybe some cloves, the taste is a very good blonde ale nice malty notes, the mouthfeel is medium to thick with a finish that is more yeasty and bright
corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very hazy, pale golden yellow color with straw/banana hues and a frothy, pillowy white head. Great retention, only slowly settling into a lasting cap/ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Strong bready yeast character in the aroma with zesty spice, banana and cirus fruit notes. Some bubblegum character along with a strong banana and yeast presence. Peppery spice with hints of clove, coriander, lemon zest and grains of paradise. Somewhat inviting aroma but the yeast and banana are really strong, negatively affecting the aroma, in my opinion.
On the fuller end of medium body with lots of bread/yeast and zesty spice flavor. Again, there’s a very strong banana bread flavor along with some bubblegum, clove, coriander, pepper and grains of paradise followed by zesty orange peel. The spice character is strong and his beer has some good zesty citrus fruit sweetness but the yeast and bubbllegum/banana flavors are too strong for my liking. Decent but a bit disappointing given the pedigree of the brewery and my excitement over the possibility of this series. Hopefully the other beers in the series turn out better.
Kinz (3567) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had missed this when it first came out. Bottle. Poured a hazy orange yellow, nice head. Aroma was crackery malts, faint citrus, and some peppery spice. Flavor matched. Very enjoyable Belgian style brew, almost like a wit without the wheat. Good.
weihenweizen (2474) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at PNP Charleston. Clear light yellow with small white head. Aroma is light yeasty, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is light fruity malt and some yeast.
Strykzone (5896) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Bigelo’s. This looks and smells very Belgian. Full of haze, this is white gold with a white foamy head. Belgian yeast aroma with fruit. The flavor is much more vibrant with spice and citrus hops that grab. Some earth and herbal notes. Interesting stuff.
rdixon77 (1692) - Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty nice. Clear golden. Belgian yeast, biscuit, slight fruitiness. Big mouthfeel for a blonde, but still a clean tasting beer,