Saturday, March 30, 2013

Game of Thrones - Iron Throne

Game of Thrones inspired Iron Throne is a beer based on a television series based on a series of books.  You got all that? 

To be completely honest, I never heard of Game of Thrones - television show, book or otherwise - before the beer.

I bought a bottle because I love Ommegang beer and, let's face it, Game of Thrones is a pretty cool name.  The label is pretty spiffy, too.

Iron Throne (6.5% ABV) pours a hazy liquid gold .  Even with a moderate pour it builds into a big, frothy head.   As big and fluffy as it is, the foam diminishes quickly but clings desperately to the sides of the glass.

The aroma is very yeasty, very bready and sweet caramel malt.   Mmmmm, drooooool. 

The flavor was equally drool-worthy.  The yeasty breadiness in the initial sip is big and wonderful!  Malt washes in behind with a nice caramel sweetness followed by just the right amount of wheat.  The finish is lingering yeast and slight alcohol warming.  

The flavors in Iron Throne build and balance each other remarkably well. This brew gets a vigorous two thumbs up from beer swilling wench.  

Overall - very, very good!


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