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Ommegang Adoration Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 879
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 64
Gots: 124 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: akorsak on 08-04-2009)
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

2GOOFY, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of fourstringer
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. "Best by" space on the label is conspicuously blank. Presumably 2013 vintage. Awesome cork with multiple Ommegang lion prints.

A: Very cloudy, instant iced tea brown. 1/2 finger light tan head with ok retention. Minimal lacing.

S: Very sweet nose. Brown sugar/molasses. Licorice. Toffee. Raisin. Black cherry. Fainter orange notes. Dark chocolate. Light Belgian yeast.

T: Semi-sweet flash up front with Belgian yeast/augmented spiciness. Gradual transition to rather tangy, roasted malt notes. Dark chocolate, black licorice, peat/oak/wood notes. Wisps of orange. Touch of banana. Semi-dry finish with a pronounced booziness. A surprisingly assertive hop/spice bitterness develops and lingers in the aftertaste. Coriander is buried, but cardamom and mace are evident.

M: Moderate carbonation with a prickliness that is out of proportion. Perhaps the spices? Moderate to fullish body. Sticky.

O: Unique brew. There is a lot going on. I love Ommegang, but this one just doesn't come together for me like the others. Kinda jumbled and astringent. Maybe some age would mellow?


fourstringer, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Immortale25, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

bschinelli, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Louski
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Louski, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 8/30/2013. Pours moderately cloudy reddish copper color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and rocky light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big plum, pear, raisin, apple, orange peel, caramel, toast, coriander, clove, pepper, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of yeast, malt, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of huge raisin, plum, pear, apple, orange peel, caramel, molasses, toast, coriander, clove, pepper, licorice, brown bread, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, plum, pear, apple, orange peel, caramel, molasses, toast, coriander, clove, licorice, brown bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of robust malt, fruity/spicy yeast, and spice flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick, crisp, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent spiced Belgian strong ale! All around awesome complexity, balance, and robustness of malt, yeast, and spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Dec 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Noonan425, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

eklie, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

rwilde, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Jakob, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

jpaulsen, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

KevinGordon, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

david18, Dec 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

blange3, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

sunofneurot, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of BB1313
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a goblet. Pours a murky dark amber with a haze; fluffy light khaki head that fades slowly and leaves great lacing and retention. The aromas are full of yeast and malts. The orange peel is there. Lots of dark fruits like plum and raisins. This has cherry notes as well. There's also hints of subtle holiday spices. I think I'm picking up subtle notes of cinnamon. The flavors are robust. The spices really come through in the flavors. There's a nice amount of coriander. More dark fruits. There's a nice sweetness to this one. Hints of orange. Some banana. Yeast is there. More cherries, most likely black cherries. Dates and raisins are there. More fresh plum. The spices are there and blend well with everything else going on it. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is wonderful. It's full-bodied; very creamy and fluffy. Moderate carbonation making this very smooth. Nice stuff.

This is good stuff from Ommegang. It's very fitting for the winter and during the holidays. It has alot of Quadrupel characteristics and is in the ballpark. I would imagine this beer aging very well. Recommended.

BB1313, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

timoteo833, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

WanderingFool, Dec 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Tumble, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

aszatk01, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

DJoe, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Makes a loud psssttt, and pours to the very top of my Game of Thrones tulip/goblet hybrid glass as the head rises all teh way to the top and teases my pour in over flowing the side, so I have to slow the pour to keep it built up on the sides without going over. The huge pillowy head fades at a med pace with long bubbled columns fading first, then it settles to a thick 1 finger frothy whipped cream like head with big pillars of thick lacing on the sides, and a dark murky mahogany ruby colored beer.

Nose is basically what it promises, a Belgian strong, big sweet malts, candy sugar, dark candy and reddish toasty malts, caramel and toffee, little candy syrup, etc. Then into Belgian yeast additions with some warming booze that even tingles the nose ever so slightly, esters in there, fruity aromas with some dark raisin and fig, brown sugar and brandy coated raisins, and a mild phenolic profile with the booze. In the background is a touch of a citrusy orange peel and ginger like component with hints of basic baking holiday spices.

Taste brings more of the same, starting a little creamy though, and some earthy root like flavors, a little sasparilla spice. The malts and sweet flavors come on strong, again that reddish candy malt with little syrupy and fairly sweet, into caramel and toffee, little molasses, and then again into plenty of candi sugar and more toffee, and a touch nutty. The sweeteners lead to booze, a mild booze warmth and even tingle again, some phenols with that. Then into mild ester profile again, and dark fruits, again that fig and brandy brown sugar coated raisin like character. There is also a hint of baking spices and mild very mild bitterness, touch of coriander, hint of cardamom, and other generic holiday baking spices, but don't really get the orange peel this time. Finish is sticky sweet but much drier than I expected, with more lingering baking spices, candied raisins and fig paste, candi sugar, toffee, and hint of booze tingle.

Mouth is fuller bod, nice popping carbonation that makes it more drinkable than it should, and plenty of warming slightly tingly booze.

Overall pretty nice, delivers what it promises with nice dark candi sugar, candied dark fruits, phenols and booze, sweet malts, etc. Pretty much a Belgian strong dark ale with touches of baking holiday spices.

jlindros, Dec 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

BlazedNug, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

wonothesane42, Dec 26, 2013
Ommegang Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
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