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Ommegang Adoration Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 1,030
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 72
Gots: 171 | FT: 3
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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 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.

Photo of Pug
4.89/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Floyd80108
4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boone757
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DomingoOrtiz
2.28/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I should have read the label more closely.

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

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

Photo of Hallertau
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 57md
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I missed drinking my one bottle of this offering on Three Kings' Day. The temptation to cellar it for a year was strong but since I never had this beer before, I decided to give it a go fresh.

Brownish copper in color. Low-level funkiness on the nose. Malty and smooth. There were sweet orange peel notes on the finish.

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jefftuck47
3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrunEngr
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MilkMan126
4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DaverCS
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Dark with a nice red hue. Ample carbonation.

Aroma is surprisingly light. It smells almost like a light-dark beer. I get licorice, potpourri, spice cake, and a bunch of herbaceous and earthy notes.

Taste immediately is pleasant with nice carbonation and maltiness. Middle of the mouth hits with a hodge-podge of different spices. This is the first beer under 90 that I have tried from ommegang. The spices make the beer just taste strange. I get black licorice, tarragon, some vanilla, toffee, butterscotch, clove, and some almost aromatic herbs like mint. Too spicy for my palate.

Overall this would pair well with an equally spicy spice-cake. To much going on... flavors are interesting, but they are just not for me. It gets an 82/100 from me.

Photo of AGust82
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmac093
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GFD400
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.96/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 ounce bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a gorgeous, deep, dark, mahogany color, with three fingers of off-white head that was specked with orange highlights. The head quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Tons of spice! Coriander, ginger, orange-peel, cardamom, Belgian yeast, malt. A little musty, but in that funky Belgian yeast/barnyard way.

Taste: Awesome!! Strong notes of Belgian yeast and spice, such as coriander, orange-peel, ginger, all-spice, followed by malt and more malt. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Chewy, but with some great carbonation! With an ABV of 10%, there is definitely a presence of alcohol on the palate, imparting a nice, pleasant alcohol warmth in the mouth.

Overall: Goddamn, this is an excellent beer! I love the spices and the yeast! It’s absolutely delicious! I’m getting this beer every year it’s released!

Photo of gillagorilla
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Chimay goblet (packaged on 9/1/14, best by 9/19)

A: Burnished copper with some sediment. Decent head with the slightest collar and no lacing.
S: Standard BSDA scents of roasted sweet malts.
T: Again, standard BSDA fare. Definitely a solid take on the style and quite true to it. Just not clicking with me, despite having had some great ones in the past.
M: Smooth with only the slightest alcohol slick.
O: Great example for the style, but not hitting the spot.

Photo of richj1970
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Ommegang Adoration has a thin-to-medium cream-colored head, very little lacing, a murky, rust-orange appearance, and lots of tan chunks floating about. The aroma is of assorted spices, spiced bread or cake, dark fruits, such as raisin, and low bitterness. Sweetness and alcohol abound. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Ommegang Adoration finishes semi-wet and somewhat boozy.

RJT

Photo of tvghost
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Ommegang Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
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