Ommegang Adoration Ale - Brewery Ommegang
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4.41/5 rDev +7.8%
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
11-23-2013 06:40:52 | More by hopsputin
4.24/5 rDev +3.7%
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.
11-23-2013 05:02:01 | More by Givemebeer
3.98/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
11-22-2013 03:30:20 | More by facundoCNB
3.89/5 rDev -4.9%
12oz Bottle from Party Source Syracuse NY for $3.50
Appearance - Slightly hazy brown colour with a massive size beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, caramel, dark fruits, clove
Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and lots of dark fruits.. cherries, dates, and raisins. There is also some yeast and clove.
Overall - This beer reminded me a bit of the Keizer Blauw mixed with St Bernardus 12. A definite sipper. Lots of sweetness and lots of spice. A great seasonal beer and something that seems like it would age well.
11-19-2013 01:35:45 | More by spinrsx
4.18/5 rDev +2.2%
12oz bottle, bottled on 03/30/13, best before 08/2018. Poured into a tulip glass. Careful pour to keep the sediment out.
Appearance: Hazy amber to ruby red with shades of brown. Light tan head. Persistent strands of lacing noted. Beer glows a bit when held up to the light.
Smell: Lots of spices - hard to pick them out at first. Can definitely pick up the orange peel along with a hint of tart cherry under it all, but surprisingly muted for something with so much in the way of spices in it.
Taste: Very complex. Very spicy front, then boozy cherry / spice / caramel malty sweetness. Finish is spices again, some orange peel bitterness. Belgian yeast flavors also come out toward the end right before the citrus bitter finish. Malt sweetness more pronounced as the beer warms up past 50 F.
Mouthfeel: Airy carbonation, mild spicy burn, very warming from the higher ABV, but not an alcohol burn, it's definitely a mild warm from the alcohol.
Overall / Drinkability: A beer for slow sipping and savoring. Highly complex with all the spicy notes; they're right there at the tip of your tongue, but fleeting so you can't exactly pick them out. If you keep going back for more and more sips to figure out what they are, you'll be in trouble quick. Alcohol is hidden, but it is there just enough to tap you on the shoulder and remind you this is a winter night for sipping slowly and perhaps retiring for bed early. Drink too fast and you'll be in trouble, and the beer has enough flavor and nuances to keep pulling you back in for more in a quick manner. So if you listen to the beer and just go along for the rich spiciness of it all at a leisurely without trying to figure everything out you'll be fine. Try to break into what it's all about and you'll be done for. Therefore, I overall feel this is a great beer for a winter's night, and probably even with the right dessert this beer would be awesome. Drinkability though, I think one is enough for me, but, I could see how this could drag me into another and another until I'm in deep deep trouble and would be best adoring my bed in hibernation mode.
Does make me wonder what this beer would be like with cellaring as recommended on the bottle. Might it mellow out and not be as warming? Would the spices come out more or muddle together to make more of a mulled beer flavor? I think I need to find out.
11-19-2013 00:10:07 | More by damndirtyape
Ommegang Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
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