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Ommegang Adoration Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 1,032
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 72
Gots: 170 | 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 Fatehunter
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.

Photo of SolarMikey
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of missnecie
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of jsh420
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Ralphs66
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of goldbot
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.

Photo of murraymj
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of VaterRoss
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Aroma has strong dark fruit notes to it, with a rich molasses and booziness to it...spice is present as well. A good, Belgian dark ale nose.

Taste definitely has dark fruit and raisins present....that's the predominant taste along with a spiciness in the background and a strong bit of Belgian yeast there as well. Molasses shows on the finish with a fairly substantial dry finish for style that closes the beer out pretty well.

Very tasty beer, with great fruity and yeastiness to it. I'm not sure why it's a winter seasonal though, these beers are great year round!

Photo of sailorastro
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of KornWallace
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of leafs93
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of PhineasGage
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of monitorpop
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of PthPndr
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of yesyouam
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ommegang Adoration is a dim, cloudy brown ale with a light beige head that's smooth and elastic with pretty good retention. It has kind of a sweet aroma, with notes of raisins, prunes, cherries, figs and lots of spices. It's pretty full bodied and quite smooth. The finish is tidy. It tastes pretty sweet, fruity and spicy. It's kind of like a spice cake, with lots of dried fruit, especially prune. As it warms up, the cardamom really comes out. It reminds me of Trois Pistoles, but spiced. I like it a lot.

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

brown color was evident from the start with a rich looking hazelnut tone to it. The head finally calmed down after about twenty minutes but still dropped tons of foam and lace along the glass.

The aroma was very nice, a little bit ruddy at first. Hints of chcoalte and caramel, rich belgian spice and a wonderful bit of dark fruit all dancing around wonderfully inside of it. But it was once I took a sip that everything really came together for me. A wave of cascading brown sugar and tart apples just rolled across the tongue. Enormously rich and vigorous, this was just a wonderful thing to behold. Nice touches of chocolate and rich toffee like notes were all balanced well in advance of a lovely dark fruit tone that led the charge once the yeast kicked in. Nice notes of prunes and rasins, hints of plums and dark cherries were all very much evident in the profile.

Photo of Kromes
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A hazy light brown with a thin line of bubbles on top.

S: Funky Belgian yeast, cinammon, raisin, dark cherry

T: The flavors up front are a mix of molasses, cinammon, clove, funky yeast, and a bunch of booze. The finish mellows into a more raisin, brown sugar and alcohol burn.

M: Good mouthfeel. Medium body and medium-high carbonation.

O: A nice Belgian Strong Dark Ale, and strong is very appropriate since this beer is very boozy. Once the initial alcohol shock passes, the beer mellows to have some nice flavors.

Photo of slayer3604
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of GallowsThief
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Given to me by Brent owner of The House of Brews. Thanks Brent!!

Poured into my tulip.

A – Caramel brown on the pour that produced just a bit of light tan/white head. Recded quickly.

S – Strong on the dark fruit aroma. Peppery and spicy. Belgian funkiness.

T – I get a lot of the fruit flavors up front. Sweeter then expected. Has some brandy like qualities to it. Not nearly as spicy as the aroma suggests. Pepper flavor comes in late and is mild. Warming alcohol bite at the end feels good headed down.

M – Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Booze lingers on the palate and gives off a bit of heat.

O – Really solid brew here. Sipper for sure but damn fine on a cold winter night. Nice well balanced and tasty.

Photo of whallgren
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of josefnewsong
4.5/5  rDev +10%

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

A: The 2010 edition of Adoration Ale pours a hazy garnet with a creamy off-white head. When held up to the light, this beer glows. The effect is absolutely gorgeous.

S: Aromas of spices and fruit are most obvious on the nose. I waited until the beer settled and warmed a bit to see if I could find any other aromas, but I could not. I was expecting greater complexity, but the overall smell is still pretty nice.

T: Notes of toffee, chocolate, molasses, figs, Medjool dates, raisins, mace, cardamom, coriander, orange peel, and grains of paradise are very evident on the palate. The finish is strong and spicy with the fruit and spice notes of the body blending so thoroughly that the resulting flavor is reminiscent of fruitcake.

M: Very full bodied and fairly dry. Carbonation is present, yet is fairly gentle and expressive. Goes down much more smoothly than some. Alcohol is noticeable, but neither harsh nor overpowering.

O: If the spicing were reigned in a bit, this would be an absolutely incredible holiday treat. As is, it is a very good strong ale that could use a bit more tweaking. If you're a fan of Brewery Ommegang's other products, you'll probably like this one.

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

Poured into a Val Dieu chalice, this is a particularly lovely beer, with a soft, blurry ruby color and a small but creamy head on top. Ripe fruit is the dominant note in the nose, with hints of raisin and caramelized apple; the spice is subtle this year, but present. The taste is a good mixture of sweet malt and fruitiness. Bitterness is moderate. The spices are more apparent, with a nice edge of cardamom, and a light touch of coriander. The orange peel almost disappears into the background. Alcohol is surprisingly not detectable, but it is warming after a while.

Solid offering from Ommegang.

Ommegang Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 1,032 ratings.