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Ommegang Adoration Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 1,051
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 73
Gots: 177 | FT: 4
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: akorsak on 08-04-2009

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Photo of Sailscall
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Burkbom23
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a very dark amber color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of fruits, spices. Taste is dark fruits, malts, spices, some alcohol, a bit sweet at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

Photo of McMatt7
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattboyer182
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gemini6
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IchLiebeBier
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: hazy brown with some red in the body; sediment floating around as well; effervescent; medium sized frothy head, long lasting with good lacing.

Smell: sweet malts; candi sugar; coriander and cardamom notes apparent; slight orange peel aroma; smells fantastic

Taste: sweet malts with candi sugar right up front; citrus hits quickly, too; mace and cardamom stands out pretty well also, almost like German speculatius cookie; finishes smooth with a little bit of dryness on the end; very well balanced and delicious with a big kick

Mouthfeel: creamy and smooth

Remarks: very nicely done; I love this one

Photo of hardy008
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy brown with a large beige head, with good retention and lacing. The aroma has caramel, bananas, coriander, cardamom, and dark fruit.

Has a sweet taste with some bitterness for balance, and a lot of spices. There is caramel, bananas, cardamom, coriander, dark fruit, pears, and apples. There are more spices in this beer than I can pick out, in addition to the two I mentioned.

Medium bodied with average carbonation, and a caramel and spice aftertaste. The alcohol is well hidden for a 10.0 % abv beer. I'm glad I had a chance to try this, and would gladly buy it again.

Photo of 2Xmd
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcsbeer
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewlinson
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arizcards
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at TW Arrowhead in late November for $3.99. Packaged on 9/11/14, best by 9/2019.

Beer poured burgundy brown with no head.

Nose is holiday spices and dark fruits.

Taste initially is heavy on the holiday spices but as the beer warms the dark fruits are starting to shine thru. Initially I was a bit put off by the heavy spicing. Alcohol is warming.

Mouthfeel is not as light as I would expect for the style but is fairly smooth.

Overall a pretty solid beer that I think would be better with some age on it.

Photo of garymuchow
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I guess I didn't realize how big this was when I purchased it. It is big boy at that.
Initial aroma is classic malt character for style and then after a break from that it changes to the spices that are the additions to the recipe. The coriander at first and then it finishes with a fresh orange peel that is really nice with a bit of lighter fruity sweetness. I get some vanilla in taste and creamy feel. Not sure of the source but I like it. Very nice
Huge somewhat noisy tan head that takes its own sweet time to settle down. The body is a muddy looking brown. NIce lacing with a heavy ring left in a way I've not seen previously.
Flavor is nice mix of classic heavy malt flavors for style with a nice shot of alcohol and dried fruit, however the spice additions kick in and offer their own unique and pleasurable contributions. These flavors are more upfront and present an interesting and well balanced mix. Really done quite well. They are both distinct and blend nicely.
Alcohol immediately gave me a ping in the frontal lobe, even with a relatively full stomach.
Big soft feel, but really not too rich.
I like this. Interesting and unique. The spice additions and esp. the fruit add in a way that works well for me. I think I'll keep this in mind for my own BDSA next fall.

Photo of LiquidSwords1201
4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Falcone
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious dark fruits, flavors of coriander and orange peel and other spiciness. Sweet but never cloying. Slight warmth of alcohol. Excellent sipper. Perfect winter warmer. Ommegang crafts another winning beer.

Photo of Valentno7
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rdmiller89
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fastwalker19
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bierleichen
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacobob10
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Packaged on 9/1/2014. Best before 9/2014.

12 oz bottle.

Copper colored beer with a creamy, beige head. Clear when held up to the light with some orange highlights. Fair amount of lacing on the glass.

Hard to tell if the flowery aroma is coming from the hops or the spice additions. Decent amount of citrus from the orange peel. Heavy on the malt for sure. Plenty of bread and caramel providing the base for the spices to work off of. Some must and even a touch of soap from the yeast, but it's not off-puting.

Full bodied with a chewy texture. Banana, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, and ginger. Slightly effervescent from the carbonation. Light chalky finish.

Long-lasting flavor and a heavy sweetness that sticks to the inside of your mouth. A potent yet drinkable brew. I'll be buying this again next winter.

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Ommegang Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
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