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Ommegang Adoration Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang Adoration AleOmmegang Adoration Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

800 Ratings
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Ratings: 800
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 50
Gots: 91 | 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)
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Ratings: 800 | Reviews: 311 | Display Reviews Only:
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london1o1

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-16-2012 04:26:19 | More by london1o1
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-14-2012 02:02:14 | More by BugTownPub
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futurecode

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-12-2012 19:22:34 | More by futurecode
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deanhead

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +10%

04-09-2012 14:27:54 | More by deanhead
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SweJon

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-08-2012 02:48:44 | More by SweJon
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DaleB50

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

04-06-2012 16:13:27 | More by DaleB50
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-05-2012 18:24:25 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-03-2012 14:50:15 | More by TheNightwatchman
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JTSbeerislife

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz serving poured into a DFH Signature snifter at my request, thanks Maria. While not the best glass this was certainly preferable to the miserable tall narrow tulip that was offered. Again my thanks to Maria.

Pours a light 1/8” head, off white, and rapidly diminishing. Fair lace.
Deep amber/red color.

The aroma is very distinctive. It hits you first with distinct Belgium yeast, spicy and aromatic, followed by distinct apple, orange and dried fruit. Huge yeasty nose, wow! Complex.

Crisp entry on the palate of distinct Belgium yeast, very refined malt and yeast, golden malt, distinct cherry, Belgium candied flavors. Medium crisp, full bodied, Champagne like carbonation with a medium sweetness. All very well balanced. Exceptionally flavorful and complex.

Very, very long finish of candied Belgium yeast.

This is an excellent Ale of the style. Best at 45-50 degrees. Incredible yeast in nose and flavor.
I did not detect a lot of the spice components mentioned by Ommegang, at least not distinctly, but taken as a whole there is a lot going on here, orange and yeast and Belgium candy and golden malt.
Rather complex. The 10% ABV in not noticeable at all. Delicious! Elegant and extremely drinkable.
Highly recommended!

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2012 00:45:15 | More by JTSbeerislife
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msgraceffa


4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-29-2012 01:40:37 | More by msgraceffa
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Bergysmalls


4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-28-2012 17:07:08 | More by Bergysmalls
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1.5 finger head with good retention and nice lacing on a cloudy deep amber brown body. Aroma is very sweet and smells like candy and pineapple. Flavor Is mostly dark fruit including plum and raisin mostly. Belgian yeast and cinnamon round this one out. Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Overall very complex flavorful and drinkable. An excellent beer and must try.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2012 03:23:38 | More by kylehay2004
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Clear deep red, two finger head

S-Dark fruits, plums, peppery as well, very spice heavy.

T-Similar to the nose, dark fruits, some caramel, cardamom comes through, belgian yeast notes as well.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation, smooth.

O-A tasty brew, the higher alcohol content does get to you after a while though. Will gladly have again.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 20:36:09 | More by rlee1390
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robieobie1

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-16-2012 14:58:08 | More by robieobie1
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brown with ruby red showing up near the bottom, one finger of tan coloured head, little to no lace. Smell is overwhelmingly spicy at first, corriander and mace, dark fruit shows up under a layer of alcohol, earthy, orange peel, mollasses and some yeast round out the nose. Taste is also quite spicy, cardamom, citrusy orange flavours, cinnamon and pepper, fruit rolls in with yeast, chocolatey with some hot alcohol in the finish with more spice and dark fruits. Medium high carbonation, full body and weight. Pretty good and better as it warmed up but at points seemed to be over spiced and boozy, decent drinkability that may have improved with a few more months in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 16:25:24 | More by peensteen
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david131

California

4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep, hazy blood red liquid with some orange highlights. The light brown head is creamy and settles to a thin covering.

S- This smells amazing. Abundant dark fruit, brown sugar, a bit of spiciness, some alcohol, and candy store. Very complex and inviting.

T- Sweet and malty, with caramel and toffee coming through at first. The spices and alcohol come through next. The finish is sweet and the Belgian aspect really comes through. Delicious.

M- Very creamy carbonation with a smooth body and a slightly boozy finish.

O- A delicious and really well made beer. The more of this I drink, the better it gets. For the alcohol content, this is dangerously drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 04:24:54 | More by david131
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-11-2012 21:57:06 | More by thegerm87
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MaLu


3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

They certainly are true in their advertising, this is a beer you want to sit down by a roaring fire with and maybe some great winter dishes. I could taste the cardamom but the other advertised tastes were more muted, yes you can detect the spice, orange peel, coriander...but mostly malt and caramel. It's an above average, pretty well balanced winter ale which is saying something for 10%. I would recommend trying in a group of 2-4 with lamb or a suitably strong complementary flavor. Tasted on 3-6-2012.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 03:46:39 | More by MaLu
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Aschap

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-03-2012 15:31:38 | More by Aschap
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-03-2012 05:41:43 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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disemgrowler

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-03-2012 04:24:51 | More by disemgrowler
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phishsihq

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Adoration is the first Strong Winter Ale released by Brewery Ommegang, and this brew pours a dark cherry, features a thin beige head that provides very tick lacing. Some malty notes are overwhelmed by dark fruit, clove, cinnamon, and Belgian yeast. Dark fruits are very heavy on the pallet, cherry, fig, and raisin hints blend very well with some spice and brown sugar. The alcohol, 10%, is very well masked in this medium bodied, medium-high carbonated winter warmer. Love this brewery!

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2012 01:28:15 | More by phishsihq
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elec

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

02-26-2012 04:38:17 | More by elec
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Thickfreakness

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-25-2012 11:41:29 | More by Thickfreakness
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jlove5

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-21-2012 16:25:20 | More by jlove5
Ommegang Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
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