If you are one to drink and know things, this just might be the beer for you. Ommegang Brewery announced earlier this year that a brand new brew was in the works in their Game of Thrones series, and now that beer has officially been released.
The Queen of the Seven Kingdoms is a brew inspired by none other than Cersei Lannister, of course, and is the latest collaboration HBO and Ommegang. It’s the second beer available in the Royal Reserve Collection which will consist of a series of four special, limited release beers. Each in the series is designed and brewed to pay homage to one of the four main characters fighting for the rights to the Seven Kingdoms.
The beer is described as, “an exceptional blend of Belgian sour ale and Belgian-style blonde ale, Queen of the Seven Kingdoms is fitting for the fair-haired ruler who is as acerbic as they come. Queen of the Seven Kingdoms pours a pale gold color with a brilliant white head. Aromas of melon, citrus, and lactic acidity meld together with fruity esters from the Belgian yeast. Tart citrus flavors soften to sweet malt flavors with notes of apricots. The finish is dry and crisp with a subtle citrus bite from the lemon peel. Queen of the Seven Kingdomspairs well with sharp aged cheeses and salty cured meats, red meat or dark poultry, and spiced desserts like pumpkin pie or apple tarts.”
Ommegang Brewery president Doug Campbell said, “Cersei is a complex character, and we’ve tried to emulate that profile with this beer, which blends a lovely, dry blonde ale with a subtly tart Belgian sour.”
Jeff Peters, Vice President of Global Licensing and Retail for HBO said, “When we set out to create the Royal Reserve Collection, we knew we had to pay homage the character currently sitting on the Iron Throne. We’re very happy to present this tribute to the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms herself, Cersei Lannister.”
Available throughout Ommegang’s distribution network now, Queen of the Seven Kingdoms is offered on draft and in 750ml bottles which retail for around $12.99. To find the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms beer near you, visit the beer finder at http://ommegang.com/blog/beer-finder/.
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