Ommegang Adoration Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang Adoration AleOmmegang Adoration Ale

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Ratings: 970
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 69
Gots: 151 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of neophilus
3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a burnt amber color, fiery yet hazy with some lacing on the thin head. First aroma is a whiff of musty yeast quickly followed by strong cinnamon smell.

Cinnamon tastes may be from the Cardamom on second look at the bottle label. The Cinnamon continues strongly in the malty body, with some nutmeg (mace?) to go with it. There is a very light hop bite up front.

The body continues through with a strongly spiced cinnamon/nutmeg flavor that accentuates some alcohol heat at the end. The beer finishes with more spices and some alcohol fumes making it hot in the aftertaste.

The alcohol heat and strong spicing definitely encourage you to sip this beer at a warm temperature. Perhaps what the brewery was envisioning as a strong winter ale. I enjoyed but there was a bit too much alcohol in the finish for my taste.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of M27
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ommegang Adoration

Pours a rusty brown color, hazed and topped with a creamy beige foam. Aroma of estery Belgian yeast, clove, cinnamon, and candied fruits. In the taste, sweet malts, raw dusty cinnamon flavor, orange peel, coriander and peppery spice bite. Muted fruit notes and little bitterness. There is a small heat from the alcohol, but 10% ABV it tastes not. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with an appetizingly dry finish. Overall, a fine winter warmer from Ommegang, but the presence of the Belgian yeast and traditional spices break it from the category. Guidelines aside, this is a tasty ale.

Photo of TobinMitnick
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of brendaniel
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Peyton5410
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of natsteff
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of bluesplit63
2.5/5  rDev -39%

Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of ummswimmin
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I aged this bottle for about a year in my cellar (unfinished basement). I plan to age another bottle for six to twelve months more.

As soon as I open the bottle, this beer smells decadent. It smells sweet with a lot of dark fruit coming off the top. I also picked up orange and malt.

The flavor was very rich. This is a sipping beer. I am glad that I poured this into a snifter.

This is a great winter beer. It is nice to just luxuriate in the richness of this beer and the spice that fits for the season.

Photo of SLeffler27
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, ruby copper with some carbonation and a quick, half-inch, creamy head that dissipates to a thin layer, leaving a fine lace veil and a viscous film on the glass.

Subtle maraschino cherries with fresh clove, vanilla and ginger. There is a clean malt background, followed by orange peel.

Spices come forward within a surprisingly bitter though certainly not high initial impression. With warmth, sweet fruits are revealed, like plum and black cherry, followed by a hint of port wine and eventually back to faint pumpkin pie. The St. Bernardus challis sustains a long finish with tart bitterness.

Full body and syrupy, much lower carbonation than other offerings from Ommegang. Alcohol is definitely present though not warming.

Adoration is certainly a sipper or for pairing with finger foods. This is a perfect match for a cold snowy day and a book.

Photo of fultonj
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of RickS95
2.58/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It's a deep, rich brown, with some lighter red hues thrown in for good measure. The head is a finger of light, off-brown bubbles. Retention is about 90 seconds and then it's gone quickly, save a light ring around the edges.

Honestly, I'm not sure I smelled anything. There's a bit of malt, possibly some toffee, but none of the ingredients listed on the bottle came through.

The taste is similar to the smell, there's not much too it. Either that, or there's so much going on I couldn't pin point anything. All I could pick up was a bit of malt and a lot of alcohol, though well into the finish there was a chocolatey sensation.

This is a strong beer. It's 10% ABV and it feels every bit of it. Definitely a beer to sip, as anything more feels like you're knocking back a shot of something. Slightly fruity and then some spiciness before nothing but heat to finish.

I like a lot of the beers from Ommegang, but not this one. It's simply too strong for my liking. I don't mind 10% ABV, I'd just like it hidden a bit better. More hops and/or more sweetness would be appreciated.

Photo of cfergusn
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rare tapping night for South Texas, so this was worth a try.

A: Clear red, with a slight head, not to thick.
S: Toffee, caramel, and sugar..
T: Sweetly spiced, not over done. Leaves a lasting thought, with a nice bite as you drink.
M: Full of body, but light on the overall content. Would have liked a little more of the alcohol touch..
O: Surprising that others had never tried this, but we all agreed this was one that would be good during the cold. Great surprise...

Photo of Zorro
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Chill hazed brown colored ale with a tall light brown colored head.

Smell is strong brown sugar with bruised banana and fig with some dates too. Spices are in here to, cinnamon and clove. Strong gingerbread cookie aroma. One of the best smelling beers out there.

Starts out sweet and spicier tasting than it smells. Sweetness abates quite a bit after a few sips and the alcohol can be sensed as warmness but not taste. Brown sugar and figs dominate the taste. Gingerbread and a little whipped cream. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel is full and slick damn close to drinking straight cream.

Overall, one of the best beers I have ever tasted.

Ommegang Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 970 ratings.