Ommegang Adoration Ale - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by ryan1788a5:
4.08/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle poured into a goblet.
A: Brown on the pour with some orange and ruby hues. Good clarity. Creamy beige head retains at a quarter inch for the duration. A thin sheet of lacing eventually breaks into spots and wispy lines.
S: Fruit cake and bread pudding. Plenty of brown bread, hints of cocoa, faint coffee, drizzle of caramel. Spicing is ample but nicely integrated. Orange peel and peppery aromas waft from the glass. Estery component of berries and currants. Earthy and nutty yeast undertones.
T: Crusty bread, light caramel drizzle, cocoa, and hints of toffee. Fruity notes of currant and red berries. Orange peel leaves a subtle oily sweetness. Flares of citrus. Peppery spices build steadily and own the back end and the finish. Cardamom is distinct. Earthy and dusty yeast tastes and peppery spice on the finish.
M: Medium thick body. Creamy smooth malt body gets some lift from high attenuation and ample prickling carbonation. Soft caress of warming alcohol.
O: Ommegang really nailed the style here. This is a perfect Christmas-style Belgian Ale. It isn’t as big and bold as some get, but it strikes a nice balance. Very drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2013 03:25:45 | More by ryan1788a5
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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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