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Ommegang Adoration Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang Adoration AleOmmegang Adoration Ale

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Ratings: 1,052
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 73
Gots: 178 | FT: 4
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Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: akorsak on 08-04-2009

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4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and hazy brownish amber orange with a lot of bubbles. About two fingers of light tan head that fade into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A yeasty, juicy, and roasty Belgian style aroma with big hints of dark fruit and toasty malt. Upfront Belgian yeast with a big mix of spices including hints of clove, nutmeg, cardamom, coriander, and slight cinnamon among others. Toasted malts with hints of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, toasted bread, dark chocolate, and dough. Big hints of banana, pear, and apple along with slight bubblegum. Sweet hints of Belgian candied sugar. Big presence of dark fruits with hints of grapes, prune, raisin, fig, dates, and plum. Hop presence is light. A very solid Belgian aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a yeasty, roasty, and fruity dark Belgian taste with big notes of fruit and dark malt. Belgian yeast upfront with a mix of spices including notes of nutmeg, coriander, clove, cardamon, and cinnamon. Bready toasted malts with notes of biscuit, sweet caramel, toffee, grains, dark chocolate, toasted bread, and slight cookie dough. Sweet taste of Belgian candied sugar. Big fruit taste with notes of bananas, pear, and apple. Big dark fruit taste with notes of dark grapes, fig, dates, prune, raisin, and plum. Subtle hop presence in the background. A very good Dark Belgian taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, spicy, and fairly creamy. Smooth and fairly dry. Alcohol heat is masked nicely.

Overall: A really solid version of a Dark Belgian Ale. Very good mix of spices and dark malt with the fruit flavors.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of dheacck11
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours really murky cloudy brownish red. Tan finger of head. Smell is pretty sharp and biting. Fig cedar and a little smoke. Tastes fairly woody and sweet. Lots of raisin and some scotch notes as well. A little damp and peaty. Opens up more as it warms. Nice thick feel

Nice dark Belgian. Would like some more diversity in flavor but really good balance for what is there.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle with no date

Look is a brown amber, with a bunch of fluffy suds. Smell is stinky belgian yeast, a touch of alcohol, and dark fruits. Taste is similar: fruity, spicy yeast, powdery dry feel, hints of juicy dark fruits and earthy hops.

Drinks below its 10% and isnt too sweet or spiced.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

holiday beer from ommegang, and while it is very festive given its broad spice profile, there is nothing about this beer that says to me it cant be enjoyed all year around. its a medium shade of brown on the pour, like iced tea, with a lot of fizzling carbonation and some yeast bits. the nose has a sort of indian/Asian spice profile with ginger and possibly cardamom, not out of balance, but prominent. darker malt profile and Belgian yeast give additional spice notes of white pepper, molasses, and even vanilla as it warms up. all of these smells are tastes too, with the yeast being the dominant feature. i am struck both by how well the alcohol is hidden, and how light this feels on the palate despite its looks. its extremely bubbly, which eases its rich malty sweetness, and it finishes more relaxed than it starts. a gentle beer for what it is, with much wider appeal in my opinion than just the holiday season. another gem from ommegang.

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4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Electric ruby-mahogany with minor haze. Beige/off-white head, frothy, thick and sticky. An impressive looking beer.

S - Cloves, cardamom, pear, grapes, booze.

T - Oh my. All of the above and more. Plums and dark cherries galore. What a stately punch this beer is.

M - Full-bodied and smooth. Chewy-thick.

D - An elite beer. One of the very best beers - if not the best - I've had this year. This is a big, big beer.

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Ommegang Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 1,052 ratings.