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Ommegang Adoration Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 800
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 50
Gots: 91 | FT: 1
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: akorsak on 08-04-2009)
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CrellMoset

Virginia

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

Ommegang Adoration, on tap at Beer Run, Charlottesville, VA. Served in a 10 oz. nonic, if I recall correctly. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance: A turgid mahogany that arrives sporting the remnants of a half-finger head, fine height for the 10 oz. glass. All that's left, however, is a thin and intermittent dusting, a delicate and dense but thin collar, and some erruptions of sporadic lacing.

Aroma: Festive, with a heavy contingent of spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves - and sweet, roasty malt accompaniment. Caramel, light toffee, breadiness, and a few fruity overtones - bananas, sweet cherries. Also, a slight fishyness and that dog food malt smell are the only two detractors.

Taste: Overripe banana esters are prominent, perhaps the most prominent note here. Up next is a strong, spicy note, very phenolic, and not without a strong hint of alcohol. It doesn't betray much of the olfactory spice notes nearly as much as it should or as I'd like. Caramelized malts, sweet, roasty, and bready form the basis of this one and are accompanied by vanilla, floral notes, and those aforementioned spice notes, albeit too faintly.

Mouthfeel: Well-carbonated, betrayed by the fluffy and evenness of the mouthfeel, and just thick enough to manage to contain it all.

Drinkability: A solid beer from Ommegang, though not an outstanding one, and one I didn't think particularly worth: 1) it's abv% level; or 2) it's price. It's worth trying once, perhaps, but only to say you have.

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2009 18:55:31 | More by CrellMoset
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a hazy light brown color with a short 1/4" head that breaks down to a spotty surface foam.

Smell: loads of spice, yeast, and hint of chocolate.

Taste: big caramel sweetness with plenty of yeast, pepper, clove, plums, figs, nutmeg, and a moderate bitterness is wrapped in a warming alcohol blanket. Complex beer.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp to start, smoother and a bit dry at the finish. Long aftertaste as the flavors linger in the mouth.

Drinkability: alcohol kicks this down a notch. A real slow sipping beer that provides a nice warming feeling. Wonderful beer to enjoy over a longer period of time.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2009 18:14:24 | More by Gavage
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firkinhophead

Georgia

4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a snifter.

Russet reddish brown, a bit cloudy, with a neat ring of tight tan bubbles around the edges.

Aroma of Belgian candi sugar, maple, clove and banana, orange zest, and some alcohol esters.

Mulled spices and hard cider, along with a solid hit of Belgian yeast lead the taste profile. More fruitiness comes through mid-palate with plum, blood orange, overripe banana, raisin, and cherry. Rich spice melange and a faint sherry alcohol come on strong in the finish, leaving a little hotness on the breath. Some metallic tanginess lingers, but in a clean way. Amazingly tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium-full, with a bit of stickiness and a nice tingle. Alcohol is not hidden and encourages small sips. Very warming and boozy, but sophisticated and complex. Carbonation may be a bit high.

Fantastic winter sipper. Balances fruit and spice, sugar and alcohol in the tradition of a classic brown liquor coctail. Should be even better next year when the alcohol is better integrated.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2009 04:03:58 | More by firkinhophead
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flannelman808

California

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This one is a deep dark reddish brown and is very opaque. pours with light white head and has good head retention.mel

S: On the nose I get dates and caramel. There are definitely fruity esters in the forefront. I do get spice as well, but the beer smells sweet.

T: Mexican chocolate and ripe dark fruit are most present. Spice and orange rind follow in what proves to be a rather long finish. I do get some tart citrus at the very end of the finish which do linger and I would say are pretty notable.... unique. Interesting brew, and I am not sure just what I might liken it too so it earns points for uniqueness. Great deal at 12.99 but not a mind blowing beer.

M: There is a frothy foamy mouthfilling quality to this one. Long finish but its not overly syrupy either.

D: Pretty high, as this is a high alcohol and relatively dry finishing beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2009 08:01:23 | More by flannelman808
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged bottle served at 52 degrees in my DFH goblet. Poured a hazy garnet with ruby red highlights when backlit. A one inch, creamy, off-white head slowly recedes into a solid 1/8th skim. Thick swaths of lacing are revealed as the brew is consumed. Nose is spicy - grains of paradise and coriander come out, as well as a hint of citrus esters in the background. Taste follows nose - however, some nutmeg also comes out in the mix. Mouthfeel is medium-light, a little bit creamy, and a lively background effervescence. Definitely a holiday brew - closer to an intense winter warmer than a Belgian Strong Dark in my opinion. Very tasty and complex flavor profile; however, a bit too big and slightly cloying for a 750ml to be consumed solo. Best shared amongst three people. A nice beer to share on Xmas Eve.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2009 01:25:52 | More by Jwale73
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jwinship83

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged poured into my chimay goblet.

A- this one pours a murky reddish brown colored body with a small beige colored head that quickly becomes a crown.

S- very sweet. lots of candy and brown sugar. cherries, plums, figs, and dates. lots of strong christmas-like spices also. no trace of the alcohol, which is a feat at 10%.

T- just as sweet as it smells. very fruits. plums, dates, figs, and cherries. brown sugar in here also. the alcohol makes itself known but doesnt come off too strong and kind of adds to this experience.

M- light and bubbly. highly carbonated and thin. moderate warming from the alcohol in this one.

D- easy enough to finish but at this strength one is enough. a nice winter seasonal that seems to capture the tastes and smells of the season with a nice boozy warmness also. cant wait to see how this one ages.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2009 05:05:58 | More by jwinship83
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Nickls

District of Columbia

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(From notes)

A - Clearish coppery brown hue; thinner lightly tan head

S - Dark fruitiness; malt sweetness; bit of candied sugar; alcohol doesn't even come close to sneaking in; some warming spice notes coming close to nutmeg and cinnamon

T - Rich pluminess that moves to sweeter dark fruit flavors; malty and rich; another wave of sweetness; touch of spices; a touch of booze does sneak in

M - Medium MF; sticky; and surprisingly snappy carbonation

D - Nice sipping; tasty; warming; and I can't wait to get back to he US to enjoy this in a proper winter time setting :)

Would consider this a wonderful brew for the holidays.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2009 20:36:47 | More by Nickls
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Avagadro

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: dark copper in color with an off-white head and extensive lacing.

S: aroma is reserved, with hints of dried fruit and spice.

T: dried fruit, bananas, cloves, and ginger are well balanced.

M: thin body with a ton of prickly carbonation.

D: a delicious brew in celebration of the holiday season. Worth checking out if it is available to you.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2009 18:21:56 | More by Avagadro
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing Jon. Great aromas, the mace abd ornange, ginger and yeast. Big head and lacey. Taste is decent, complexity of spices, pepper including black,cardamon,ginger,corriander, cloves, a littl chocolate, slows down drinkability to a sipper. Average plus mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2009 16:35:14 | More by Sammy
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dino213aa

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Complexion is a slightly ruddy brown like fine leather.. sparse lacing with a light head that maintains throughout

S: Peppery and spicy. Noticeable whiffs of coriander

T&M: Luscious and succulent, this spicy, warm and slightly tart brew is smooth on the palette. The orange peel adds a delightful finish.

D: Does any beer go down easier than this? This stuff is like drinking silk. Highly smooth and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2009 01:16:03 | More by dino213aa
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WesWes

New York

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a ruby red color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a wonderful dark fruit and spice aroma. It has a kick ass warming crystal malt scent with bits of orange peel and cardamom as well. The taste is awesome. It has an incredibly smooth flavor that boasts of pale, crystal, and roasted malts along with an excellent selection of spices that really compliment the dark fruit flavor of the Belgian yeast esters. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a very good beer. It's adequately spiced as well as having a great malt bill.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2009 01:38:55 | More by WesWes
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dirtylou

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the malt house - been quite pleased with the last few releases from ommegang (rouge, adoration)

cell-phone notes

appearance: served in a festive anniversary ommegang tulip - dark garnet body, mahogany, creamy tan head

smell: strongly spiced - nutmeg, ginger. rum, raisin, heavy dark malts, brown sugar and candied sugar

taste: nice belgian dark - rich brown sugary body, spiced rum, nutmeg, ginnger, raisin, fig - lots of heavy flavors. nice one - will order this one again...

mouthfeel: rich and full bodied

drinkability: good

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2009 22:54:56 | More by dirtylou
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icemanrulz

New York

4.78/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ommegang's new Christmas offering is a must try for any Belgian dark ale fan. First had the chance to try this one at the sneak preview at the Craft Beer Fest and have been anxiously awaiting it's release ever since. Adoration did not disappoint. Enjoyed out of the bottle in a chalise. Pours a dark orangy amber with not a ton of head. Smell is rich and malty sweet with just a hint of sugary citrus. The first sip reminds you that this beer is 10%, but the alcohol does not overpower the other flavors. A nice sweet, spicy flavor with stronger notes of the orange peel and correander. The finish is smooth and sweet with those candy sugars. Very smooth, rich and full mouthfeel. It's definitely a beer to be appreciated over a long period of time, the flavor gets better as it breathes and warms up. The name is fitting, any belgian strong ale fan will adore this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 23:24:36 | More by icemanrulz
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wrightst

Maryland

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ommegang's new beer is a winter offering, unveiled on Oct. 10. It pours a deep red or copper and appears cloudy. I don't drink beer for its head or lacing, so who cares about such nonsense?

I could smell the spices right off, but couldn't isolate any. It's a nice package. Of course, I also notice the alcohol (at 10% it's hard not to) and a lovely citrus quality.

The taste and the mouth feel were luxurious. Again the spices are immediate as is the alcohol. I could pick out the orange a bit, but again, it was really the whole blend I noticed most. Although it's a sipping beer, I was tempted to indulge more quickly. The flavors make for a richly complex Belgian style experience. Better than most of the Belgian winter seasonals I have had.

Overall, a damn fine beer!

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2009 03:05:57 | More by wrightst
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Beerzebub

California

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a big wine glass at 52F.

Deep orange-red color, small beige head, nice drippy rings and dollops of lace.

Aroma of ripe fruit and warm spices, with some toasty bread and a whiff of alcohol, sweet and attractive. The fruit is mainly apple, but also delicate orange, white grape, and apricotty peachy notes. A cohesive blend of spices, hard to identify except for the coriander and caraway seed, surprising since four spices are listed on the label and none of them is caraway.

The spices come through more strongly in the flavor, along with the orange peel. I wish I had tasted this without reading the label first; I clearly taste a kind of nutmeg flavor that must be the mace, along with coriander, but I have no idea whether I would have identified mace without the expectation of it (despite that I have bagful of the stuff). I'm tasting caraway even more strongly, especially in the finish, and there was no expectation of that. Sweet, fruity (apple), with some alcohol that works well with the other flavors, all well balanced by the abundance of spices. Fairly long spicy finish, like a toasted slice of light rye studded with plenty of caraway seeds and smeared with apple butter, with the sweetness dropping off considerably.

Fizzy due to high carbonation, but a good amount of swirling eventually fixes that, rendering it smooth and cushy, with a medium level of viscosity. The bubbles are nice and tiny, and there's a tingliness from all the spices. Good balance and dry finish make this very drinkable.

This is an excellent beer if you're a spicehead in need of a fix. Do you buy mace in bulk? Do you brew your own chai, with grains of paradise in it? Is Polish food awesome, but the next day you hit the Pakistani buffet with a vengeance?

Any criticism for overspicing is totally valid, but I like it the way it is.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2009 09:28:19 | More by Beerzebub
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CavePainter

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A rich, reddish amber. Cloudy with a fading, off-white head.

Smell: Robust. Dark Fruit and spice. A bit of astringency and almost a bit cidery.

Taste: Rich and complex. Wonderfully smooth malt taste that almost instantly yeilds to a mix of tart and dark fruit. Well spiced, but never overpoweringly so. This beer is a full tongue experience - with a nice bit of alcohol warmth. I pick up some cidery, pear-like tastes, plum...

The spices are well mixed and you can't quite tell where one taste ends and the other begins. They seem to hang in the foreground - you know they are there, but they refuse to take center stage.

Mouth Feel: Full bodied, but finishes remarkably dry.

Drinkability: Warming. A sipping beer. A winter warmer. This beer is meant for nursing, not quaffing. This is a different sort of social experience; a sipper intended from nights around the fire.

You will not be disappointed in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2009 20:57:39 | More by CavePainter
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frothyhead

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy brown orange with solid one-finger tan head into a tulip.

Nose is boozy and astringent. Dark fruit, brown sugar, some peppery spiciness and a hint of orange. Some hints of chocolate coming through as it warms.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a bit of chewiness.

Taste is a solid Belgian strong dark ale with all the added spices mingling and adding some nice flavor. Similar to the nose, the alcohol comes through a bit, though not overpowering at all. A mild astringency and dryness in the finish. Orange, dark fruit and brown sugar notes throughout.

Drinkability is good given the mostly hidden 10% ABV. Easy to put away a full bottle without a second thought.

Overall this is another nice one from Ommegang. It's a little different, and that certainly makes it worth trying. Great for a cold winter's night, spicy and warming. I have another bottle of this I'll be saving for a night closer to the holidays.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2009 03:08:33 | More by frothyhead
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scottg

Vermont

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Ommegang Adoration Ale glass which is a chalice type glass at the Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, VT.

This is a Belgian Dark Ale brewed in the Belgian Winter style, so it is a spiced beer. Pours a hazy dark copper, light brown color with a 1/2 finger off white head with good retention leaving light patchy lacing. Spicy and fruity aromas- ginger, corriander, orange, cherry and candy sugar. The up front taste is of the spices, mainly ginger and corriander with some others mixed in which lead to some light hop bitterness and yeast with some vanilla with the spices fading out. Medium high carbonation, medium body there is a nice clean mouthfeel. Quite drinkable, the alcohol is noticeable but very smooth for 10%. The balancing of spice flavors is very nicely done.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2009 22:35:45 | More by scottg
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froghop

Washington

3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a hazy dark maroon with a small yellow-beige head, and some lacing.

smell is of caramel, roasted nuts, alcohol, spice, and dark fruits.

taste is smooth, spice, prunes, raisins, red grapes, pepper, some caramel, and a touch of cocoa, ends dry and a little bitter.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 21:55:31 | More by froghop
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Billolick

New York

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had a taste or two of this at the recent BA Belgian fest in Boston, glad to see it today at DeCiccos's in Ardlsey, NY. $13.99 for the typical Omme. caged and corked Belgian style bomber. (w/o vintage dating BTW.) Dark brown, cloudy, darker khaki head, huge initially, slowly, slowly turning to a thicker film, collar and then respectable larger blots of lace. Sweet malty nose with hints of rum, raisins, figs, dark ripe fruit. BSDA in feel, tasty and personality. More sweet malt, rum notes, raisins, figs, light smoke, chocolate, thoroughly delicious, w/ 10% nowhere in sight. Complex, tasty and oh so wintery good. High quality sipper. Seek out and enjoy

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 01:28:02 | More by Billolick
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JasonA

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours medium translucent (almost transparent) carmel. Not much head, though lacing is solid.

Bready, malty, yummy. Light candi sugar, booze. Swirl kicks up a good amount of carb which is nice to see. Definitely Belgian.

Wow. What the heck is that. Bready, something, carmel malty, spice, and then something else at the end. There are 2 flavors in there I cant place. Something in the begining and the finish is beyond me. My only guess for the finish is Brandy. Maybe some special barreling or cubes.

ABV is powering, not over powering huge difference. Lets face it, this is a 10% brew, alcohol is expected. I love the balance for a winter brew and this is exactly what I want when it gets cold.

Outstanding. When winter comes, this is exactly what I want. Im going to go and raid the store and sock some away for a few more winters.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2009 23:09:22 | More by JasonA
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

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

On tap at the Publick House.

Pours a hazy dark orange/brown, a bit muddy looking, thick light tan head forms, settles to a thick ring and layer, some decent lacing, looks good.

Smell is neat, sweet and spicy, cinnamon, ginger, cherries, lots of fruit, caramel and brown sugar, biscuit, touch of dark fruit/chocolate, reminded me a bit of a spicy St. Bernardus abt 12.

Taste is similar, dark fruit, ginger and cinnamon spiciness, cherries, toasty and candi sugar middle, yeasty, light bit of chocolate and raisin, pretty cool.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Pretty neat stuff but maybe a touch too spicy. I liked it though.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2009 14:26:27 | More by Viggo
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DanielClouser

Georgia

2.28/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

750 ml into Duvel tulip.

Picked this up at Hop City today.

Ugh.

I love Ommegang's work. I love out-there beers. I even love super-spiced beers that everyone else whines about being out of balance.

This one is just bad. Maybe I got a bad bottle, but I don't think that I'll want to shell out $13 for another try (I think that's what it was: I just bought it without even checking the price).

I didn't drainpour it but, but if I was the drainpouring type, it would be flowing through the sewers right now.

The only thing I've tasted that was anything like this was a hefeweizen I brewed before I understood the brewing process. I added mangoes to it, spiced it with too much coriander (I know, I know--that belongs in a witbier, not a hefe), and fermented too warm. AND it got a bottle infection.

Oh, but Adoration has a lot of chocolate in the flavor profile, too! No mango, of course, but they make up for it will the overabundance of other spices.

It's a little better as it warms, but it's just not a good beer. The yeast provides great flavor, as usual, but the rest of it just destroys it.

All the other reviews of this one are very good, so this makes the likelihood of a bad bottle much higher (especially considering that it tastes most like an infected homebrew). But it really tastes like this is coming from the spices.

Sorry to be a downer, but I would avoid this one and pick up Hennepin, Biere de Mars, Ommegeddon, or any of Ommegang's other spectacular brews.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2009 01:27:28 | More by DanielClouser
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John_M

Oregon

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a dark reddish brown color with good head retention and lacing. The nose on this beer is pretty sweet, with lots of brown sugar, cinnamon and spice. Flavors on the palate replicate the nose, and the beer is definitely on the sweet side. Mouthfeel is full and fairly smooth, with the alcohol pretty well disguised (considering the 10% abv.). However, the combination of spice, sweetness and fairly high alcohol do detract just a bit from the beer's drinkability. Still, this is a pretty enjoyable, easy to appreciate winter warmer.... though a little bit goes a long way.

Sampled again on 10/28/10 at Mahaffey's. The newest version had a bit more spice I thought, as well an addition of hops I would guess. As a result, I got more citrus on the nose and palate, as well as some pepper (which helped to counter the sweetness). As a result, I upped the taste score a half point.

The current version is probably the most Belgain-like beer I've had from Ommegang to date.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2009 21:23:07 | More by John_M
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had a full serving of this in a Duvel tulip on draft at BCTC'09.

A -The appearance of strong brewed tea, dark caramel color w/ a few fingers of rocky ecru capping

S - Medicinal notes of yeast, spiced/herbal w/ mild toast. A caramel malt note which has an accent of nuts, the phenolics win out w/ mild alcohol aroma though

M - Very dry feel w/ herbal again phenolic dry finish. Mild crisp texture w/ high relative effervescent and slight alcohol which distracts

T - Loads of strong biscuit and astringent almost star anise type acrid flavors. The taste struck me like peanut brittle without the candy edge, mild caramel from the malt. The taste gets even more dry near the finish with yeast and alcohol flavors giving more spice.

D - A strong dark Belgian that didn't win me over, might just have been the climate, but it has too much liquer effect with alcohol overdone, not one I would try again unless they sell it in bottles most likely.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2009 14:12:00 | More by Slatetank
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Ommegang Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
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