Valar Morghulis: The dubbel ale for geeks

A while back I wrote about my desire to get hold of a bottle of Ommegang’s latest Game of Thrones-inspired beer, Valar Morghulis.

Well, this weekend I did

Here it is:

And you know what? It’s good. Dang good. Of course, it took me a few hours to drink it while hanging out with my roommates. You can taste every bit of this beer’s 8% abv, but in a good way. It was a very pleasurable experience drinking this beer – it’s strong, but smooth.

It’s really the Game of Thrones branding that makes it special. It’s not that this is some vastly new kind of beer – dubbel ales are common (but delicious). The bottle has an attractive label and it adds to the nerdy experience. I could imagine myself and my friends sitting down to binge a few episodes of the show drinking Ommegang’s offerings out of metal steins and feeling really awesome about it.

I found Valar Morghulis, of all places, at a produce market near my apartment that also happens to sell beer and smoothies. No, it doesn’t make much sense to me, either. But they’ve got a rack of Ommegang beers that I’ve been checking religiously every time I go in for Valar Morghulis or any other new Ommegang I haven’t tried. This time, I lucked out!

If you get yourself a bottle of Valar Morghulis, be sure to let me know what you think in the comments.

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