Ommegang released Valar Morghulis in October and I snagged a few bottles for the Game Of Thrones beer stash. Last night I cracked open a bottle to prepare for the GoT season premier tonight. A friend had the beer when it first was released and found it underwhelming. I must say my opinion mirrors his. The 8% ABV dubbel was overbittered and the malt presence was filled with molasses character and that is not something I find desirable in a dubbel. It was a good beer, but could have been better.

In case you are wondering the Valar Dohaeris on the cork means “All men must serve” which is the traditional response to Valar Morghulis, “All men must die.”

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