matbigrey (118) - Mascouche, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2017 VoodooBear (49) - San Juan, - MAY 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Presentation: 750mL brown bottle with a "bottled on" date and a "best by" date printed on the neck.
Served in an oversized wine glass.
Appearance: It has a cloudy pale yellow color with a fluffy,white, 2 finger head that sticks around and leaves lots of lacing.
Smell: It has a dominant spice aroma, courtesy of the grains of paradise. It’s a very peppery smell, but there is also a whiff of banana and some malt in the background.
Taste: It’s quite spicy, just like the nose, with a pepper taste at the forefront. There’s some citrus and alcohol notes as well.
Mouthfeel: It’s highly carbonated, with a medium body. It’s smooth and creamy with a clean finish.
Overall: A solid brew but nothing extraordinary. I don’t get the Game of Thrones tie-in or the Iron Throne name, seeing this is a pretty tame drink. It’s something cool to have if you’re a fan of the books or the series, but it’s not worth the price tag for everybody else. This is supposed to be the first in a series, so lets hope Ommegang can step it up and create something a bit more special and unique.
750 ml bottle bought at Brandon’s package liquor store Peachtree City. Golden yellow with a big frothy head! aromas of spices, yellow fruits and grainy. very high grain presence in the taste, a little sour and a little sweet and a little tart. Aftertaste of spices and slightly hoppy. All of that accompanied by a great yeast character of bread phenols to smoothen the overall taste.. Just how I like it. Totally my type of beer!
Drank it while I sat through the new episode 1 of season 7 and I enjoyed it a lot
At first I thought it would be a gimmick beer with nothing special... Glad I was wrong! HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2017
November 29, 2013 - with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs & mabel - 750ml corked&caged bottle. Hazy gold with a solid lasting frothy white head. Smells more like a saison, but has the yeasty/spicy/sweet Belgian Golden character too - floral and lightly funky. Taste is like a soft tripel - pear sweetness, less floral bitterness, still plenty of spicy Belgian yeast character - modest alcohol. Average body, airy, increase floral notes in the finish and less sweet in the linger. nuplastikk (6416) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2017
750ml bottle. Pretty much nails it for the style. Very authentic flavor profile and mouthfeel. On the lighter, perfect side of full bodied. Excellent doughy malt tones, champagne effervescence. Its not so different than a classic Belgian Ale...that’s why I love it. Niko100 (2982) - Chicago, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Hazy golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast/funk, floral, some fruit, & spice; Flavor of malt, yeast, hops, citrus, some clove, and spice; Crisp dry finish; Nicely balanced; Solid. Mep3222 (1615) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Aroma is a banana nutty Belgian yeasty up front with almost a lager funk finish. Taste is like a malty lager with some Belgian yeasty qualities. Dry finish. Not a ton going on with this one, and not a beer that needs to be in a 750ml corked bottle. Drinkable and fine, but really a letdown for an ommegang beer.
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boto (2261) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2017
750ml bottle: This one pours a clear, darker yellow color. There is a huge white head on it that leaves some lacing. It has a good nose. Some yeast, banana, clove and other faint spices. The taste is good. Some banana, citrus, spices, clove and earthiness. Nice. luttonm (6647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Growler Guys, Seattle. Heavy yellow orange juicy pour. Seemed a lot of head as they poured, but they just left me with a full glass. Touch of waxy base, creamy sweet alcohol note and rosy ester. A bit of orange pulp with the banana note. A bit heavy and one note on its own, but I bet this can be paired wonderfully with food. Sparking carb, juicy Belgian yeast note. Solid. PhillyCraft (7731) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Backlog, Bottle from Cooks, Pours a hazy blonde gold shade with an average to larger sized top and nice lacing on the glass. Smell and flavor are green pepper, grain, lemon zest, dark fruit, and strong spices. Was a bit too much and unbalanced with the spicing. Some banana and pear as it warms. Medium bodied. Not my favorite but its not awful either bergstaden (3161) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2016
Golden with a white head - Malt with spicy yeasty aroma - Malt body with spicy yeasty flavours - The spicy yeast goes into the finish - This was nice HighlanderOne (1365) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Poured from bottle. Aroma of malt, lemon, spice. Good lookin dark gold with foamy white head. Tasting dry malt, yeast, citrus, spices and herbs. A nice, pleasant beer for a summer day.