Ommegang Adoration Ale - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by Shoegaze99:
4.63/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
There are few American brewers who do Belgian styles as well as Ommegang. One of their most beloved beers is their annual winter brew, Adoration Ale.
And oh boy is it ever good. Poured this three-month-old into an Ommegang tulip glass and ... yeah!
From the moment you pour (A) it the beer looks great, a nutty brown with hints of purple/red and an aggressive head that threatens to engulf your glass.
The (S) smell is great, too, a slightly boozy aroma that is loaded with malty figs. Hints of orange peel here, but none of the coriander the label claims.
Once you start to taste (T) you wonder if this isn't from Rochefort. While you get a hint of the orange peel (again, no coriander and minimal other spices), you get dried plum, big figs, and hints of raisin, all in a malty, sweet beverage. It's delicious.
The beer is (M) smooth and full-bodied, feeling wonderful on the tongue.
And amazingly, considering its 10% ABV, it drinks (D) like a dream. Dangerously so. Thankfully this beer doesn't come cheap, otherwise it would be way too easy to put a few of these down. It goes down that easy.
Bottom line is, this is an outstanding, top-shelf beer and a MUST DRINK for lovers of Belgian styles. One of the best beers I've had the last few months.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2011 21:11:25 | More by Shoegaze99
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4.24/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a chalice. The beer pours a decent cream colored and creamy head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is an opaque brown with a hints of red and light purple. The color is close to that of a lighter plum color. The beer smell has sweet dark fruits notes and bready yeast notes as well. The beer also has a very subtle alcohol note along with a slight caramel taste. However, the dark fruit notes such as plum, a little bit of grape, and nectarine dominate the smell. The taste is similar but the taste also has some Belgian sugar notes. The yeast notes are stronger and counteract the dark fruit tastes very well. The mouthfeel is heavy bodied with biting carbonation but is still very smooth. Overall, a good beer and one worth getting when you can. I can certainly see why this thing would warm someone up at night.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2014 23:59:24 | More by HattedClassic
Ommegang Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
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