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Seduction - Brewery Ommegang

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403 Ratings
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Ratings: 403
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 18
Gots: 53 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gehrig on 12-20-2011)
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Reviews by IronDjinn:
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

From a 750 ml brown bottle, caged and corked. Pours out a thick dense black shade with wafer thin dark brown highlights around the nimbus, crowned by a tall light tan spongy head that retains well and slowly depletes over time. Leaves a casing of thick sticky lacing behind in its wake.

Roasty malt, dark dried fruit and cocoa on the nose, rich yet not overwhelming. Tart cherry blooms faintly in the background as it warms and opens more.

Cocoa rises intensely up front in the flavour, a bitter dark chocolate accompanied by roasty dark malt. Sour burnt astringency follows in the middle, while spicy, earthy hops become strange bedfellows with mild sour cherries on the finish. Earthy, nutty notes from the cocoa nibs join the party into the aftertaste.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel on the lighter end, velvety smooth texture, with moderate carbonation that adds a bit of pep.

There are some pleasant elements to this ale, however to my personal taste the hops tend to throw things off, and after a while dominate the whole show. A shame because they hog the spotlight from the Callebut chocolate and the Liefmans Cuvee Brut, either one of which would add to the overall flavour profile, and combined would rock it in theory. I can't get an angle on them though from the more dominant hop presence. I never thought I'd be so disappointed with a hoppy soul kiss as I am at the moment. In the end an okay ale, but in my opinion doesn't live up to what its full potential could be given the ingredients list.

04-14-2013 10:59:48 | More by IronDjinn
More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens


3.98/5  rDev +4.7%

Poured into a snifter, this beer was a very dark brown color with a small tan head.

Aroma was roasted malt and chocolate primarily. There was also a bit of sweet fruit.

The taste was mostly chocolate, with a cherry background.

I thought the sweetness of the chocolate and the tartness of the cherries balanced each other very well.

A nice after dinner beer.

02-29-2012 17:12:27 | More by lordofthewiens
Photo of heddar33


3/5  rDev -21.1%

09-06-2012 22:09:24 | More by heddar33
Photo of generallee

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

11-09-2012 00:15:56 | More by generallee
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New York

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%

Reviewed from notes, enjoyed on tap at Park Slope Brooklyn's High Dive bar

Pours pretty darn near black, under a dark tan head, that leaves a rich and thick film, as well as coating sheets of lace. Nice looking beer.

The sniff reveals milk chocolate notes and ripe sweet fruit.

Dense layers of flavor, chocolate and the advertized cherry sweetness, covered nicely by ample hops in the finish.

Flavorful and well crafted dessert kinda brew.

Glad to get to try this one on tap after passing the pricey bottles by for the past few months.

09-23-2012 15:18:25 | More by Billolick
Photo of mctizzz


2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

02-17-2012 22:12:55 | More by mctizzz
Photo of tigg924


4.33/5  rDev +13.9%

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, moderate carbonation, dark reddish brown in color, opaque

Smell: cocoa, cherry, and caramel

Taste: matches the smell with cocoa dominating

Mouthfeel: sweet with a slightly bitter backbone, moderate carbonation, medium-heavy bodied

Overall: I like this beer a lot. It may be the best in the style I have had and certainly prefer it to Chocolate Indulgence.T he base is a solid porter. You then add the slight cherry and dominate cocoa to make this special. The combination really works and is really balanced. I will get this again. Really impressed with this offering.

02-07-2012 13:27:55 | More by tigg924
Photo of wattoclone


4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

09-12-2012 02:06:05 | More by wattoclone
Photo of mkrass


4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-14-2013 00:23:30 | More by mkrass
Photo of ehammond1

2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Nearly black in color with a moderately sized light brown head. This doesn't leave much stick to the glass and the body of the beer looks thin.

The aroma is the best aspect of this beer, and it isn't very good to begin with. There's some mild, artificial chocolate notes, along with a hint of medicinal, tart cherry.

The flavor doesn't work. The chocolate flavor seems hollow and stale, the cherry medicinal, and the overall flavor of the yeast slightly tang and tart, which clashes with the other flavors.

Thin body for the style without a lot of active carbonation.

I won't have another.

03-30-2012 14:56:33 | More by ehammond1
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-03-2012 23:43:38 | More by KevBearcat529
Photo of chinchill

South Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%

Pours near black with a lasting tan head.

S: Sweet; Dark chocolate stands out; hint of smoke. [4.25]

T: seductive mix of chocolate, dark fruits and toasted grains. Excellent sweetness level for flavor profile.

M: full body; creamy smooth; very light bite at finish; well-chosen medium-low carbonation.

O: rich and flavorful, as well as very drinkable. Highly recommended.

10-08-2012 23:42:54 | More by chinchill
Photo of dsauter


4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-09-2012 23:14:59 | More by dsauter
Photo of Beer21


4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-18-2014 23:10:01 | More by Beer21
Photo of eklie

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-30-2013 18:30:37 | More by eklie
Photo of ste5venla


4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-01-2013 20:30:10 | More by ste5venla
Photo of Brenden


4/5  rDev +5.3%

Thick and nearly black, this is a big, rich-looking brew. It's topped by a bit of tan head that stays around as well as sticking around in patches, even after the head drops (though the foam left is thick).
It's not so distinctly Belgian in the nose or on the tongue as Ommegang tends to be; the yeast isn't as much the focus, it seems, as they typically like to make it. The major factors are cherry and some bittersweet chocolate, certainly by way of chocolate malts and possibly by further addition to the beer. The cherry is tart and fresh. I would be interested to see how it would work out if the yeasty presence was upped. Good stuff, still.
Thick and rich without being sticky, this one has a good bite and a good, creamy flow developing a delicate smoothness in the big body that takes a master's touch.

03-06-2013 23:24:11 | More by Brenden
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-22-2012 03:15:43 | More by PopGun
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-04-2014 00:22:44 | More by Drpfpbuck
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Alberta (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev +3.7%

750ml caged and corked bottle. "Malt Beverage". What a poor connotation for what I presume is intended here.

This beer pours a deep, dark cola brown hue, with slight reddish highlights, and a ton of puffy, foamy, and somewhat creamy beige head, which seems nice and tight, as it forms a tiny honeycomb-esque vista from the side of the glass. It settles quite slowly, as expected, leaving some very random splotches of lace here and there around the glass.

It smells of sharp yeasty, toasted wheat grain, bitter dark chocolate, and astringent black fruit esters. Yes, the nose is bit of a prickly one. The taste is more lightly roasted malt, a whole lot more gritty chocolate than wheat grain at this point, with a nice undercurrent of mildly sour cherry fruitiness. Some dusty, leafy hops lend to the cause of this impressive flavour profile.

The carbonation is quite sprightly at first, but settles down to a low stupor soon enough, the body a sturdy medium weight, some pithy fruitiness taking away just a bit from a generally luxurious smoothness. It finishes fairly off-dry, though the tempered sweetness of the cocoa and fruit are kept well in check, mostly voluntarily, it would seem, the hops really just content to perform their behind the scenes drudgery.

One sexy-ass beer, this. Chocolate and tart cherry, ensconced in a dense, dunkel-like environment. It took a little more than a hello, but not much more to have me. Oh my. Too bad about the 26 dollar price tag then, eh?

06-14-2012 03:21:06 | More by biboergosum
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3.45/5  rDev -9.2%

A- Dark brown with a reddish tinge on the bottom of the glass.

S- Nothing to write home about. A little cocoa.

T- Something straddling the line between Belgian Dark Ale and American Porter. Some nice chocolate and roasted flavors mixed with sweet malts. It made me long for one of the other more than enjoy this one.

M- Full bodied, but lacking some roundness. Good effervescence.

O- A bit of a mixed bag. Pleasant enough, but lacking the excellence one expects from this producer. Good to pick up as a limited release.

02-12-2012 06:06:31 | More by Aml42000
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-07-2012 04:25:07 | More by Jordanbryan10
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-15-2014 02:18:10 | More by marmstrong1212
Photo of Griffith


3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-01-2012 01:48:02 | More by Griffith
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-07-2012 02:36:07 | More by syntheticwings
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