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Ommegang Adoration Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 1,053
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 74
Gots: 180 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of fx20736
4.74/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a wired and corked 750ml bottle, served at cellar temp.

Rich Umber like a tawny port with a creamy cappuchino head that recedes quickly and leaves little lacing. I subtracted points for the poor head retention and lack of good lacing.

aroma is fruity with apples, white grapes, apricots. Serious butterscotch aroma with a faint echo of herbal hops.

mouthfeel is soft and slippery.

taste: an Explosion of flavors; cocoa, plums, dates, butterscotch, molasses, grapes. A slight booziness but overall the 10% abv is well hidden.

Notes: OMG! one of the best smelling and best tasting beers I have ever tasted. I love this beer

Photo of CA_Infidel2o9
3.04/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber to a Tulip

A- merky copper, 1/2" quickly fading off white head

S- sour, grapes, apple cider, bubblegum, typical winter spices, pumpkin ale

T- sweet soured grapes, apple cider, wine, medicine, spices, ginger bread, alcohol, pumpkin ale

M- medium body, crisp carbonation, alcohol heat

O- my first ommegang and i must say its barely tolerable. It's like someone took a bunch of grapes and apples, put them in a jar until they rotted, and poured it into my tulip. Intensely sweet & sour grapes/apples dominate everything, with holiday spices and bubblegum yeast playing the supporting role. I sit here with half a bomber left and continue to tell myself "it'll get better, let it warm a bit." I'll try my hardest not to drain pour this, but i can't guarantee anything...

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Strix
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy reddish-amber, huge head that stays around awhile.

Malt, caramel, full of spices - cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg - it's like a spice rack fell into this. But in a nice way.

Similarly complex flavors - lacking the typical "dark fruits" feel of the style, with the spices in the forefront. Coriander, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, brown sugar, booze. Nicely done.

Very smooth mouthfeel.

This was unique and quite enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL (best by 9/2015) into a chalice. Pours a clear mahogany w/ a 1-finger khaki head, lively carb.

Aroma is fruity and sweet. Brown sugar, molasses, dark fruit. Has a floral, almost perfumy quality.

Taste follows nose. Lots of sweet candi sugar, dark malt, figs, dates, red grapes, and a warm kiss of booze. Brown sugar, toffee.

Mouthfeel is crisp, clean with a dry finish. Evaporates off the palate. Very nice, true to style.

Overall a world-class BSDA, among the best I've had from anywhere.

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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 28/10/12, thanks liamt07 for the bottle

A some sediment in a brownish amber body, not much for visible carbonation but a three finger light tan foam sinks rather quickly with just a random patch of lace

S licorice root, nutmeg, cola and root beer come out fairly strong with some booze and more spices but strangely enough I don't really get any of whats listed on the bottle, some rum raisin, caramel, and Christmas cake with a little coco, smells pretty darn good

T more of the same really, boozy Christmas cake with some real licorice root and rummy raisin, decent Winter Warmer, a little strong perhaps it just needs too be colder outside, not as brilliant as the nose but pretty tasty

M a little thin and it quickly foams up then flattens out, some faint heat but well managed for 10%, a little dark fruits on the finish

O the great nose didn't quite follow through in other areas but not lacking by any means, perhaps some age would bump this up into another class but I'd buy another if I could in my part of the world

I get lots of Ommegang in Alberta but not this one, thanks again Liam for shipping the bottle. I'd recommend throwing this one under the stairs for a while but I had no way to know that with the single bottle

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of claspada
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2010 bottle.

Pours a hazy, mahogany-hued color with a medium-sized quickly dissipating foamy beige head.

Aromas begin quite fruity, with strong generic spiciness and fairly sweet-scented maltiness with layers of melted caramel candy and more than its fair share of notable alcoholic "hotness". I imagine this had more spice characteristic fresh and I am surprised by the spicy alcohol.

The tastes begin with sweet caramel maltiness further boosted by an additional sugary candy sweetness is complemented by a clove/cardamon/cinnamon spice blend which adds a peppery bite. As it warms you get plenty of dark and stone fruit tastes and some more of that unpleasant growing alcoholic hotness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The finish is both spicy and sweet with a pinch of boozy heat.

Overall, I deserve what I get from Ommegang. They just continue to displease me over and over again. Even with age the the bold spiciness serves only to accentuate the hot, fusel alcohol character of the beer. I've am officially done with Ommegang until further notice, especially because of the excessive price point of most of their beers. For good American examples of Belgian styles seek anything from Allagash.

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Ommegang Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 1,053 ratings.