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Ommegang Adoration Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

957 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 957
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 66
Gots: 147 | FT: 3
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 08-04-2009)
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(2014 bottle - carefully poured into a Chouffe tulip)

L: cherry-juice russet colored liquid, moderate haze... plush, sudsy foam... the yeast helps a pad of head remain until you dive in... fair bit of lace sticks to the glass

S: yeast spice, dark plum... hints of the coriander and orange peel, though their mostly woven into the melange of spicing and not standing out boldly... overall, cakey malt and clove/nutmeg yeast character reminiscent of some of the classic strong dark Belgian ales like a Chimay blue or Rochefort 10... red Twizzlers?... the spicing merely adds a soft flair and doesn't take the beer into new territory

T: vinous-like dark fruit, plum, perhaps a highlight of date... pulsing bitterness coupled with cordial-like booze in the background... solid, rather dense malty base, though not quite caramel-rich and not as sweet as some of the flavors beg for - the spices and laid-back wave of booze do a nice job of rounding out a fine overall balance

F: medium-full, filling the palate with expansive carbonation, though blanket soft on the edges and not quite parching dry... mild film of gummy sediment slides back down the palate

O: they do well here... wonder what it tastes like without the spices - I'm guessing still somewhat decent, though without as much excitement/depth... I could definitely do a second bottle after this, but I have a thing for malt and spices, so this is hittin that nerve

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Very attractive, thick, pillowy head.
Aroma of raisins or figs.
Mild raisin and spice flavor with a little alcohol kick.
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Ommegang Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 957 ratings.