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Ommegang Adoration Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 1,023
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 71
Gots: 171 | FT: 3
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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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Photo of Vixie
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours kind of a brown with a hint of red, reminds me a bit of the look of root beer. Forms a large tan colored head.

Strong smell to this one, a lot of spices. I am not good at picking out individual spices, but comes across to me as a it of licorice, pepper, and a bit of candy like sweetness, similar to toffee.

Very spicy beer here. Not sure all I am tasting, but am assuming it is the coriander and mace that are giving it a spicy kick. It is a touch peppery, but can also taste some Belgian candy sugar, giving it a hint of a brown sugar flavor. Finishes with a bit of alcohol warming.

Thick yet smooth, nice feel.

Unusual twist on one of my favorite styles. Although a good beer, I do think turning down the spice level a bit would have helped, the spices tend to overwhelm what I like best about this style. Would be a nice beer on a cold winter night, but treat it with respect, it is a potent one.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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

Very enjoyable spiced Belgian Ale. Poured from a 750 ml corked and caged bottle into a pint glass. Murky mahogany color. Good sized light tan head, very bubbly and holds up well despite the 10% abv. Very little lacing.

Smell is bready malts and the spices. Coriander, cardamom and ginger are prominent. I don't know what mace smells like in a beer. Very pleasant.

Taste is similar. A malty backbone, not all that sweet. Plenty of spices but not the Christmas nutmeg/cinnamon potpouree variety. I tasted the cardamon and ginger..

Mouthfeel is very good as well. Very rich, spicy, a little bitterness and nicely carbonated. No hint of the 10% abv. A slow sipper based on taste only. Not aware of the high abv while drinking it.

This is a nice slow sipper. Light enough for year round but still very rich. Another winner from Ommegang.

Photo of gpblackgt
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Pegasus
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nearly opaque dark amber body with an abundance of haze, a moerate off-white head, which retains well, with hieroglyph-like lacing. The carbonation is slight with some flakes of sediment.

Aroma: Lots of spices, cloves, coriander, cinnamon, prominent bready yeast, and dark bread not\es, as well as a whiff of vinous alcohol.

Taste: Opens with sweet, dark malt, vinous alcohol, soon followed by dark bread notes, spies: coriander cloves, ginger, as well as caramel. Finishes with a lingering note of old hops, alchol, and brown sugar.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A file ale, well suited to a celebration.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-two ounce brown glass Belgian bomber sealed with a cork and cage, served in a Great Divide chalice

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass. Bottled 08/04/2011.

Appearance: A deep red-amber tiny sediments floating throughout, off-head somewhat thin maybe a 1/4" .

Smell: Very light yeast and feel of dark fruit. Light smell not overpowering.

Taste: Yeast with a touch of cinnamon and feel of banana, this is a little weird on my end but very likeable.

Mouth: Sticking after taste that is built for the best of every drinker.

Overall: You're kidding me if you don't try it, if you have the chance grab it. Little sweet in a awkward type of way but hard on raw yeast flavor. Keeping drinking, salud!

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Ommegang Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 1,023 ratings.