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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle from LCBO. Pale golden pour with a thick white head - a slight yeasty haze. The aroma is lovely. Softly bready notes with a touch of light apricot, pear and lemon citrus. There is a very slight muskiness on the aroma initially with a touch of light vanillla as well. Moussey palate with a little bit of wheaty spice and a touch of light kiwi/gooseberry. Bright and lovely with a touch of light bitterness. Hops are perceptible - adding a little bit of light citrus and some herbal character as well. I really enjoy the balance of malt character with some minty/spicy yeast character. Lovely brew.


4.1
nuplastikk (6225) - 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.

3.7
Niko100 (2891) - Chicago, Illinois, 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.

3.4
Mep3222 (1547) - 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
boto (2193) - 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.

3.6
luttonm (6172) - 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.

3.3
PhillyCraft (7117) - 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

3.4
bergstaden (2937) - 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

3.9
HighlanderOne (1317) - 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.

3.2
brigg (672) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2016
(Bottle) Clear, bubbling orange body with a stiff, foamy, medium white head. Aroma of banana, spices, white bread. Light bodied. Flavor has yeast, light lemon, lightly spiced. Mild sweetness. Finishes light.

4.2
Dacrza (962) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2016
DATE: OCCASION: binging on Game of Thrones the last few nights, it’s time for Naked and Afraid XL--and this beer... GLASSWARE: Chimay 150th chalice... thick, hazy orange amber body... a central eruption of bubbles says something is alive and at work here... the head is a thing of beauty--white-as-Ghost’s fur, thick as Tormund’s beard, and clinging as the Prince of the Eyre... citric orange and pineapple play with cracker malts... apple and pear suggest a crisp spiciness and a natural sweetness... the palate is the epitome of drinkability, with a frothy head greeting each sip and a lingering sweetness at each finish... a striking balance between dryness and liveliness... as to the flavor, besides the aforementioned aromas, slight nuttiness and vanilla, with a winelike sweetness--such a complex contrast, and yet, so drinkable... as biased as I am--towards the brewery and the novels/shows--there’s no empirical data denying this beer’s quality, and although it is a one-off, I will not deny seeking this our again if I have the chance...


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