Brewery Ommegang (Moortgat)
Ommegang Game of Thrones #6 - Seven Kingdoms
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Format: 750ml Bottle
Seven Hells! Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat Ale, the newest beer in the Game of Thrones series from HBO Global Licensing and Brewery Ommegang, is slated to debut this spring ahead of the premiere of season six of HBO's critically-acclaimed and Emmy award-winning show.
Seven Kingdoms is a marriage of a traditional Belgian-style wheat and a hop-forward American ale but unlike so many of the marriages on the show, the resulting hoppy wheat is pleasant, playful and inspired. At 6.9% ABV, it possesses a nuanced complexity that pairs nicely with the hop-forward characteristics that make it surprisingly refreshing.
We love bringing as much inspiration, thoughtfulness and creativity to the Game of Thrones beers as we can, said Mike McManus, Innovation Manger at Brewery Ommegang. This last season, the imaginativeness of the show was pretty astounding so we aimed for a beer that could hope to match that. A fusion of two wonderful styles was an idea that really excited our team.
With Seven Kingdoms, Ommegang has crafted another excellent brew which we know our fans will love, said Josh Goodstadt, Vice President of Global Licensing at HBO. The world of Westeros is varied and complex and this varietal embodies those characteristics while offering a new and unique taste to beer drinkers.
Seven Kingdoms pours a hazy pale yellow with a thick cap of pure white foam. The aroma is floral, citrusy with a touch of passion fruit and a slightly herbal hop aroma underpinned with yeast notes of banana, ripe fruit, and spicy phenols. The taste is a full, round hop flavour with tart orange and lemon with a substantial wheat maltiness and the finish has slightly lingering hop notes without being harshly bitter. The mouthfeel is smooth and silken owing to the wheat and oats.
The new brew is hopped with Bravo, Centennial, Citra, Cascade, and Columbus, and brewed with pilsner, white and red wheat, oats, and a touch of sugar to lighten the body. Ommegang's unique house yeast is used in both primary fermentation and bottling conditioning.
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