Fire And Blood – Ommegang Brewery

Fire and Blood is the third in a limited edition series of Game of Thrones-inspired beers by Ommegang Brewery. Following the Iron Throne, a blonde ale, and Take the Black, a black stout, Fire and Blood is a red ale spiced with Ancho chilies.

Per the Ommegang website: “Named after the motto of House Targaryen, Fire & Blood was inspired by Daenerys Targaryen and her three dragons; Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion. To celebrate the rebirth of dragons, three different labels have been created, each depicting one of Daenery’s feared dragons.”

Fire and Blood Ommegang

Not sure which dragon we got on our label

We happened upon a bottle of this at one of our favorite beer & wine shops, Full Throttle Bottles. As I was oohing and ahhing and fan-girling over a Game of Thrones-inspired beer, Ray casually quipped “Perfect for weddings!”

We decided to break it out on the premiere of the new Game of Thrones season. I had my nifty new Game of Thrones glass that I also picked up at the beer & wine shop, so I was ready to go!

It poured out of the bottle with a large cream head, the color was a deep amber brown. The aroma was overwhelmingly Belgian yeast, which kind of surprised me. It tasted of cloves with a slight fruit taste. The chilies were barely noticeable, very slight on the finish with no heat.

Overall, I liked it, but not as much as I was hoping to. I was expecting more of red ale taste and more chilies.

Ray’s View:

I haven’t been swept up by Game of Thrones, and this beer didn’t sweep me up either. Reds are not my style, and although I have been encountering many exceptions to this generalization lately, this brew was not one of them. My opinion is not going to be relevant to anyone, so I am going to forgo giving it.

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