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Ommegang Adoration Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 1,025
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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.56/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ommegang – Adoration
Special Winter Ale – Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Bottle dated 7/18/11 and poured into a tulip on 1/5/12

A. Pours a murky deep reddish brown with a 1 inch off white head. Lively carbonation.

S. A soft and pleasant nose with so many things present. Belgian yeast is the most noticeable but hints of dark fruits, various spices, caramel, oranges and green apples.

T. A very balanced taste with not one flavor dominating. As to be expected the Belgian yeast is the one flavor that I pick out first. There is a faint citrusy note that is more lemon than orange along with winter spices and dark fruit. Alcohol pops up after a couple of seconds but very quickly disappears.

M. Initially there the carbonation is very fizzy and almost prickly but as it sits and the bubbles slow the mouth feel turns very creamy and delicious.

O. This beer is exactly what I expected from Ommegang as a dark spiced winter ale. Belgian yeast is the most noticeable characteristic on the nose and the taste followed by all kinds of subtle deliciousness. I would buy it again to sit on it for a few years to see what happens to it.

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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear mahogany with a lot of suspended material and two fingers of off-white head. Head has pretty good retention and leaves some good lacing.

S - Interesting aroma of raspberry/cherry, raisins, a bit of alcohol, coriander, and faint citrus. Also some chocolate and toffee. Very nice.

T - Taste starts with chocolate and toffee, quickly transitioning to dark fruits of raisin and plums covered with coriander and other spices. The raspberry/cherry notes return late in the taste. I don't think this is brewed with those fruits, so must be a similar aroma coming from one of the spices.

M - Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat creamy, with a bit of a dry finish from the spices.

O - I really enjoyed this. Not as heavy as some BSDAs can be, but still substantial. Definitely a cold weather brew. Some unexpected bright notes in the taste that complemented the spices nicely.

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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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep cloudy/unfiltered tan dirty orange rays,
finger khaki head, patchy lacing

S: mild spices, malt, ripe fruit

T: sweet orange peel, figs/dates/plums,
big malt,

M: med/heavy body, smooth mouth

O: Ommegang = good brewery
I really enjoy Belgian style beers,
but this could have been world class.
Recommend it, don't know if I would
get it again.

NICE, WORTH TRYING!

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy mahogany with moderate light tan head.
S: It smelled like licorice and prune and caramel, with wild yeast and clove, and a little creamy vanilla.
T: It tasted like licorice and earthy pumpernickel and clove, with wild yeast and a little vanilla and prune. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was oily with smooth natural carbonation. Very nice and slick body.
D: This was a nice beer with decent scent and taste, and excellent body. The alcohol was well hidden, so it was easy to drink. The flavor was very clean, but not my favorite profile, so it was somewhat enjoyable but definitely not top tier for the style. May age well, but fine to drink fresh.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ST: 750 poured into a snifter. Bottle lists ABV but not DBD

A: Mud brown with a thin off-white head.

S: Chocolate, coriander, orange, roasted malt.

T: Yeasty, orange, coriander, chocolate, sour fruit.

M: Medium and smooth.

O: I aged this for a year before drinking. A wonderful and drinkable beer, Adoration has lots of spice and sour fruit with a hint of chocolate. It is not as heavy as other noels, and the sour flavors add a cider or wine feel to the finish.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

A - Pours a cloudy amber muddied brown with a nice cream head, decent retention. Decent lacing too although its light enough to where it slides down the glass within a minute or two.

S - Sweet spices, yeastyness, coriender and citrusy orange

T - Sweet spice, citrusy orange/lemon, funk, fruity. alcohol, funk, and dryness dominate the backend

M - Medium body solid carbonation. Super drinkable, a refreshing 10%er which I think is an accomplishment.

O - Funky fruity, sweet spices, alcoholic but still super refreshing which is great

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4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass. Hazy hue of copper with almost a finger of head. Quickly gone though.

Big malt smell with notes of clove, orange zest, nutmeg and cinnamon. It smells like Christmas.

Malt taste too. Candy sweetness, alcohol heat, spices but I cannot pick them out. Really nice and balanced though.

Syrupy texture, sticky. Lots of visible carbonation and it comes through. Sips well.

Great balance of "normal" beer and the added ingredients. Easy to drink and enjoyable on a winter night.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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

750 mL bottle poured into Ommegang glass. Best by 7/2016.

Pours cloudy, amber-brown with thick, foamy, cream-colored head. Aroma is of cherries, plums, bready malt and aromatic spices. Can definitely note the coriander and orange peel, complemented by estery yeast notes. Malty, sweet flavor with dark cherry and other fruit notes. Lots of yeast and spices coming through, with ample ethanol heat on the back end. Definitely hitting at a good balance but it's a little rough around the edges. Medium body, good mouthfeel except the alcohol comes in a bit strong, especially as the beer warms. Admittedly though, alcohol heat is a good thing for this beer's context - "Sip it on a winter eve, sitting before a fire." The aroma is on the spot, but it seems the flavors could meld a bit more for it to be a truly great beer.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Ommegang Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
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