1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Ommegang Adoration Ale - Brewery Ommegang

Not Rated.
Ommegang Adoration AleOmmegang Adoration Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

823 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 823
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 55
Gots: 101 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 08-04-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 823 | Reviews: 313 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Lagerhouserules
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Lagerhouserules, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of themegamancave
4/5  rDev -2.2%

themegamancave, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of sneaks2210
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

sneaks2210, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of Woodman70
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Woodman70, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of Xandrose
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Xandrose, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of ironyisoverrated
4.5/5  rDev +10%

ironyisoverrated, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of eddsan
4.5/5  rDev +10%

eddsan, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy dark orange color. The pale yellow head has that typical Belgian frothiness, and stands high at two fingers high. Retention isn't fantastic, but I didn't expect it to be. Some soapy lacing is left behind on the glass, too.

S: While it has that restrained sweetness I expect from a good BSDA, the more it warms up in the glass, the more the witbier-esque spiciness pops out. And it's a good fit. Orange peel, coriander, and grains of paradise all come out strongly without wrecking the balance of everything. I don't really pick up any alcohol, either. While it doesn't hit me immediately, just a few whiffs tell me this is a heck of an aroma.

T: Its spice profile hits the palate first. The coriander and orange peel will gradually give way to its sweet caramel finish, but not go away entirely. If I have any complaint here, it's that the sweetness could be better defined. There's too much general sugar, and not quite enough dark fruit for my personal tastes. However, this has the side effect of showing off all the spices better - and it certainly does that quite well.

M: Like you'd expect, the carbonation is assertive, and this helps to (somewhat) counteract the sweetness. It certainly doesn't drink like a 10% beer. Aside from warming the orifices, I don't taste much booze at all.

O: I won't call it too sweet. I will call it too generically sweet, if that makes any sense. It isn't quite on par with, say, Keizer Blauw, but it is a super solid spiced BSDA. It's certainly worth drinking again, and doubly worth aging a year.

ThisWangsChung, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of DonDonLongJohn
4.5/5  rDev +10%

DonDonLongJohn, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of Tyrolaspenleaf
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Tyrolaspenleaf, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of ChrisSaysBeer
4/5  rDev -2.2%

ChrisSaysBeer, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of Loot
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

appearance is a dark ruby brown.... fluffy off white head... disappears quickly

not much in the nose.... definetly Belgian....cloves and biscuit...

first sip...apple pie is the first thing that comes to mind... starts with an Apple pie like flavor, then to cinnamon and cloves... with biscuit and pie crust...finishes with an herby wet hay...

awesome journey.... super smooth... Barely showing the abv..

nothing but what I expected from ommergang...after the acquisition by duval things seem to be actually be getting better... looking forward to the future

Loot, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of ThomasAWilson2
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

ThomasAWilson2, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Oakenator
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Oakenator, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev -2.2%

ajdemma, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of CloudStrife
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Packaged on 09/03/13.

A: Pours a hazy orangish ruby brown with a dense slightly tanned head. Real nice head retention on this one. Leaves spots of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Dark fruits are the first thing I notice, spices back this one up nicely reminding you its a winter beer. Bit of carmel sweetness from the malts and hits of orange. Must be the mace that gives it a sharp spice.

T: Strong belgian overtones on this one with a quality yeast aspect. Dark fruits and a touch of molasses. Spice isn't as pronounced as it is in the aroma. Touch of booziness at the end.

M: Medium to full body with a creamy feel. Booze is warming but doesn't come across as too hot. Touch of stickiness on the finish but for the most part clean.

Overall just had one of these that was a couple years old and its a whole different animal fresh. Much of of a Belgian quality and less spice. Great beer either way and really fits into the winter scene well.

CloudStrife, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

TheBeerAlmanac, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of csurowiec
4/5  rDev -2.2%

csurowiec, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of hopsputin
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a: a combination of ruby red, amber, deep purple, and a hint of mahogany. 3 finger bubbly frothy off white head

s: whoa momma this smells good. plums, figs, raisins, milk chocolate, citrus zest, real nice Belgian yeast. also some sweet berry in here as well. hint of bubblegumy/wheat, sweet sweet caramel malt - end here reminds me of a dunkel for some reason

t: some alcohol heat, then heads into what i picked up in the nose. sweet malts and the Belgian yeast flavor come right away. figs, sweet plums, dry raisins, sweet berries, more caramel and toffee. the spice is there too, but in the background (which is nice). coriander, some slight pepper, and what i assume could be cardamom. also do taste some of that citrus peel - thought that might just be because the bottle tells me its in there

m: lighter side of full. there is a nice amount of carbonation in here, and this coats your mouth almost like a bubbly syrup

o: real good stuff - just what i've come to expect from Ommegang. its advertised as a dark winter ale, and thats just what this is. light a fire and watch the snow fall as you drink this. the spices, fruits, and malts are all blended nice here. smooth winter drinker

hopsputin, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Givemebeer
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Light brown amber color with a huge fluffy head and very nice lacing

S: Dark fruits - plums and cherries

T: Yeasty sugary sweet plums raisins cherries some caramel like flavor in there. Tons of flavor.

M: Creamy medium-full bodied

O: A delicious brew once again from Ommegang. Great winter seasonal a real sipper.

Givemebeer, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of salinasa
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

salinasa, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of GTB
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

GTB, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a deep amber in color with 2 fingers of off-white head, lots of great lacing left behind. lots of banana and raisins in the aroma, almost smells like banana nut bread.. figs, pecans, typical quad with a hint of sweet pie spices. the flavor is pretty much exactly the same as the aroma. sweet raisiny, fruity, with a bit of an alcohol bite. a full body beer with modest carbonation. this is surprisingly good.. picked up a 12oz bottle, and i recommend doing the same. doesn't taste like much of a holiday beer, just a really good quad.

facundoCNB, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of bubseymour
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

bubseymour, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of tdmccarthy
4/5  rDev -2.2%

tdmccarthy, Nov 22, 2013
Ommegang Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 823 ratings.