Personally, I lean more toward the hoppier American IPAs and clean Eastern European pilsners myself, and I was a little put off by the first sip. It had strong, caramel notes and was more flowery than House Tyrell. But, I soldiered on, and with each subsequent sip, the delicate balance of this refreshing beer revealed itself. The citrusy, peppery flavor from the grains of paradise, alongside the floral notes and the fluttery carbonation make each mouthful akin to biting into a crisp, juicy, autumn apple. The deep golden, cloudy color even reminds one of sparkling apple cider, but at 6.5% ABV, you’d do well to watch how much you drink in a sitting. The Iron Throne Blonde Ale has the weight and sharpness of its namesake but without all that pesky bloodshed.
It is available for a limited time and would, with its tongue-in-cheek label, make a fun and delicious addition to your finale viewing party this weekend. I know not all marriages are perfect, but the good people at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY, teaming up with HBO seems to be a match made in Heaven!
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