Ommegang Adoration Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 980
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 69
Gots: 153 | FT: 3
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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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3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A hazy amber brown color with a tall beige head. Medium carbonation buoyed the heead for a long while before fading.
Aroma was rich malts and Belgian yeast. I didn't take much notice of anty spices.
THe taste was malty with some big yeastiness and subtle hints of spices.
The beer is very prickly over the palate. Really too much.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Ommegang Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.