Valar Morghulis

New York
United States
Brewery Ommegang Valar Morghulis Dubbel Ale beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Ommegang and HBO® announce the newest beer in the Game of Thrones® collaboration series. An Abbey Dubbel was selected by fans and it is perfectly represented by the “two- headed” coin given to Arya Stark by Jaqen H’ghar, one of the “Faceless Men of Braavos” – legendary assassins with the ability to change their appearances at will.

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ABV: 
8.0%
IBUs: 
21
Served at: 
50° F
Hops: 
Apollo, Hallertau Spalt
Malts: 
Pilsner, Specialty
Judges Review 
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Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer walks the fine line between the Belgian Dubbel style and its bigger cousin, the Belgian Dark Strong Ale. In the glass it is a deep brown with a reddish/orange hue and a big, white, rocky head. The Belgian yeast provides plum, raisin, maybe some green banana, along with cocoa, spun sugar and a bready malt aroma. The flavor is smooth, yeasty, banana bready-malt backed with spiciness, perhaps marjoram, or even some mace. Behind the spiciness, there are plum and currant flavors, with perhaps a touch of white grape. The hops provide enough balance to provide a creamy finish with a touch of alcohol warmth. Definitely a well done Belgian warmer.This beer walks the fi ne line between the Belgian Dubbel style and its bigger cousin, the Belgian Dark Strong Ale. In the glass it is a deep brown with a reddish/orange hue and a big, white, rocky head. The Belgian yeast provides plum, raisin, maybe some green banana, along with cocoa, spun sugar and a bready malt aroma. The flavor is smooth, yeasty, banana bready-malt backed with spiciness, perhaps marjoram, or even some mace. Behind the spiciness, there are plum and currant flavors, with perhaps a touch of white grape. The hops provide enough balance to provide a creamy finish with a touch of alcohol warmth. Definitely a well done Belgian warmer.This beer walks the fi ne line between the Belgian Dubbel style and its bigger cousin, the Belgian Dark Strong Ale. In the glass it is a deep brown with a reddish/orange hue and a big, white, rocky head. The Belgian yeast provides plum, raisin, maybe some green banana, along with cocoa, spun sugar and a bready malt aroma. The flavor is smooth, yeasty, banana bready-malt backed with spiciness, perhaps marjoram, or even some mace. Behind the spiciness, there are plum and currant flavors, with perhaps a touch of white grape. The hops provide enough balance to provide a creamy finish with a touch of alcohol warmth. Definitely a well-done Belgian warmer.