Brewery Ommegang Game of Thrones Winter is Here – Witbier at 8.3% ABV

Brewery Ommegang Game of Thrones Winter is Here Witbier at 8.3% ABV (C$13.32 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 750 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 13-Dec-2017, reviewed 26-Jan-2018)

Appearance: hazy straw with one fat finger of fluffy white head, good retention and heavy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: wheat, banana, clove, coriander, white pepper, floral. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, mild peppery spice. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lightly spicy finish. (4/5)

I’m pretty sure this is the first Double White Ale (i.e. Imperial Witbier) I’ve ever had, and it’s pretty well done: in particular, the aromas and flavours are pretty much spot-on for a Witbier, but the high ABV doesn’t intrude at all. Among the best of the GoT tie-ins so far, and for that matter among the best Ommegang beer in general. Plus, I’m a sucker for glassware… (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze