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Ommegang Adoration Ale - Brewery Ommegang

Ommegang Adoration AleOmmegang Adoration Ale

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Ratings: 764
Reviews: 309
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.76%

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
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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Reviews by rangerred:
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3.49/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle into a goblet

Pours a somewhat hazy dark ruby-brown with a fluffy two finger white head. Very good head retention and ok lacing.

The aroma definitely has that Belgian yeasty spice that I am expecting but the added spices are also quite noticeable. There is a whiff of alcohol in there along with dark fruit; especially cherries.

Even more cherry in the flavor along with tons of dark fruit. It is almost a little too much. The spices are also prominent and the Belgian yeast character not so much. Alcohol warmth is present along with just a small ethanol taste. Very full silky mouthfeel but the sweetness is held in check with just a slightly sticky finish.

Overall, an ok Belgian ale but I feel it could use some time for everything to come together. The spices are just a little too strong and could use some time to fade. Nonetheless a good effort from Ommegang.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 03:37:29 | More by rangerred
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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04-06-2014 20:32:21 | More by delgotit99
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1.75/5  rDev -57.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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New York

4/5  rDev -2%

03-18-2014 20:25:50 | More by sunnytropic
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4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Snagged a single for $3.59 from Vintage Estate. Into my goblet.

A - Ow crap! Such an explosion of carbonation! I wasn't even able to get it all in the glass before it runith over! Color is a hazy oak brown with a ruby tint. The massive 2 inches of head have an opaque brown color almost brown.
S - Smells of tart cherries, mild oak, and big fruity yeasts. Maybe some plum or raisin its hard to tell since its mostly tart not sweet.
T - Big sour tart that quickly gets pulled to a Belgium yeast that is kind of sweet but no real candied sugar flavor. Finish has mild hops and bread but I am not getting much spice that others noted. Pity.
M - For such a massive ABV it drinks more medium to heavy body but still a sipper for sure.

Overall to me this is a very drinkable Belgium ale. Big ABV, light yeast thats not sure dry, and it has some fruity flavors mostly sour funk. Worth trying for 3 bucks.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 00:43:30 | More by DrDemento456
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-09-2014 01:35:20 | More by logicalparadox
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - murky chestnut brown color with tan head

Smell - nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, orange peel, brown sugar

Taste - brown sugar, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander, prunes, plums

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, spices from the Belgian yeast upfront, slightly sweet body, spices again in the finish, also slightly tart on the finish

Overall - this is a great Belgian winter warmer, another winner from Ommegang. Highly recommended

Price Point - $10.49/4pk/12 oz bottles

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 23:58:26 | More by keithmurray
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4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought at 4 pack of this at the Beer Store in Nashua NH. Being from TN, Ommegang brews are not easily available.

A: Dark amber with about a finger of creamy white head. Good lacing retention. Looks very "warming" for the cold winter.

S: Sweet malts, dark fruits, caramel, coffee, and the smell of alcohol. A big brew with a big smell.

T: Caramel, malts, and a bit of chocolate. And spices. Coriander predominates, but this is a heavily spiced, warming beer with a lot of alcohol content.

M: Carbonated very heavily. Bubbly and effervescent, very active feeling. Seems a bit odd for a beer of this type.

This is an excellent dark winter ale for those cold winter nights. The only catch is that you shouldn't drink as many as you want with a 10% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 02:02:21 | More by RyanPoff
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Ommegang Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
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