Beer Name: Iron Throne
Brewey: Ommegang (Copperstown NY)
Beer Style: Blonde Ale (House Lannister)
Size: 750ML Bottle
Beer Advocate: 84
RateBeer: 93 overall and for 96 style
If you guys didn’t hear, Game of Thrones premiered tonight. What better way to celebrate the premiere than by taking down a 750ml bottle of Blonde ale created by Ommegang for the show? It makes my heart tingle with joy to know that HBO went with a craft brewer rather than a mass produced piss beer that isn’t even fit for wildlings. Even though I am kissed by fire, I am 100% Team Khaleesi and I spent the whole week looking forward to drinking this beer while staring at her.
The first beer in the series is dedicated to the Lannister House and is appropriately a blonde ale. It pours easily and emits a perfect golden glow from the glass. It has a nice light head and smells of Belgian yeast and spices. At only $7.50 for a 750ml I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the first taste was very enjoyable. A very light carbonation delivers a nice combination of light spices and paradise grains. The lemon peel is also there and adds just a slight bit of tartness to bring balance. This is a very crisp and clean beer and is very well executed by Ommegang. This is a very approachable beer that should garner interest from non-craft beer drinkers and for that, I love it. The beer finishes as clean as it starts and carries a very light mouthfeel.
Sessionability: 2 Pack, a 750ml is right around two 12oz bottles and should suffice
Overall: 5pack. A very well executed and approachable beer, just missing the WOW factor. The house of lions would gladly fill their chalices to the brim.
Best Consumed: while using your remote to engage in fake sword fights and while pondering how much you want pet dragons and pet direwolves.