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Seduction - Brewery Ommegang

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86
very good

393 Ratings
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Ratings: 393
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 17
Gots: 50 | FT: 2
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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impending

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-

750ml into a tulip. Deep dark copper mahogany with a coffee ice cream colored head, ok lacing.

Aroma is of a belgian stout. Yeasty semi sweet dark chocolate. The cherries are far in the background. Generally restrained.

Cherry is magnitudes more forward in the flavor but doesn't reach tart. The dark chocolate comes back in for the length of the pleasantly fading aftertaste. Fleeting peppermint patty. Zero bitter. Full bodied mouthfeel.

6.8 comes in on the high end of dark ales. Most lack strength of flavor, worse case watery. Neither apply here.
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 06:31:55 | More by impending
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-19-2012 05:49:48 | More by fuzzcherry
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-19-2012 05:09:25 | More by doucmehu
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claspada

New Jersey

2.6/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a brown color with a creamy light tan cap of foam that recedes and leaves a solid lacing.

Aromas begin with chocolate, berry-like tartness, cherries and spicy notes all emit into the nose with medium intensity, reading into the styles of Belgian Strong Dark Ales, just lighter.

The tastes begin with the culmination of chocolate covered cherries, light nutty coffees, mild caramel and cidery notes. The lighter flavors allow for higher rate of drinkability, but forego the complexities of sheer intensity of sweetness and strength which is necessary for the style. Really tastes a lot like cherry cough syrup after a little; artificial cherries ruin what might have been a nice Belgian-style Porter.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, firm carbonation, thins out a bit when warm.

Overall this was a big let down and the worst beer I had of the evening. Lacked depth and quality. Just sampled another similar ABV porter in Smoke of the Oak (Wine Barrel) and that beer has so much more flavors and depth. I am pretty much done with this brewery as they continue to disappoint me beer after beer. Ever since they were purchased by Duvel their quality has gone down hill. Fool me once, shame on me, won't let them fool me again.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 15:09:59 | More by claspada
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elec

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-18-2012 04:05:03 | More by elec
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-18-2012 03:41:22 | More by cdwil
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sponch51

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-18-2012 03:10:43 | More by sponch51
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mctizzz

California

2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

02-17-2012 22:12:55 | More by mctizzz
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-17-2012 21:18:03 | More by CWhite
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown/black with a medium to thick coffee-and-cream head. Retains well.

Cocoa, some toasted malts, a bit of brown sugar and maybe some coffee in the nose.

Rich chocolatey taste, slight dark fruit sweetness, and a hint of toasty bread malt.

Full mouth, bubbly carbonation.

Really enjoyable beer, another winner from Ommegang. A bit pricy though, but I would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 13:27:56 | More by Cylinsier
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a brown color with a light haze to it. The head was fluffy and cream colored. The smell of the beer had a good Belgian aroma to it along with some grains and chocolate notes on the nose. The taste of the beer was earthy, it was a little toasted and had some dry chocolate in the finish. The mouthfeel of the beer was medium bodied with a solid carbonation to it. Overall I felt that this beer was pretty good much like all of the Ommegang brews. I think that if I wanted a chocolate beer from them I would still hit the Indulgence before this one. Still glad I tried it though.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 03:53:47 | More by Knapp85
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schlimenhaumer

New York

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked-and-caged bottle into a Delirium tulip at low altitude. Thanks to ballmouse for this one!

A: Pours jet black with a three- to four-finger light tan head that leaves some nice lacing as it goes down. Very nice.

S: Chocolate, cherries, Belgian yeast and barley malts. Smells enticing.

T: Tart cherry notes up front give way to a chocolate and yeast notes in the body. A good deal of hop bitterness on the finish. The barley body gives this a nice build, and the hops keep it balanced. The more I drink, the more the cherry notes come out. Quite nice.

M: Medium- to full-bodied and rather coarse. The finish is a bit on the dry side. I would have liked a creamier feel to match the flavors.

D: Overall, this is a nice brew. The relatively low ABV makes it really easy to drink. Not sure if I would have it again, especially given the price point, but I'm glad I got to give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 00:34:44 | More by schlimenhaumer
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Halcyondays

California

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours brown with a creamy light tan cap of foam. Solid lace.

S: Dark chocolate, hint of molasses and cherries.

T: Primarily a dark chocolate flavour as with the nose. The Kriek adds a nice element, but it never really comes together to something more than the sum of its parts.

M: Medium-bodied, soft carbonation, creamy, nice here.

O: A solid beer, but glad to try it on-tap since if I had paid $16 for a bottle of this, I would be annoyed.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2012 21:43:06 | More by Halcyondays
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ridedatrainmarv

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-16-2012 14:33:17 | More by ridedatrainmarv
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tlazaroff

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The nose is almost all chocolate on this one. Cacao nibs, as well. Its not a sweet smell, but defiantly cacao. Slight roast comes out as well as the beer opens up.

Seduction pours out a clear, albeit very dark, brown color with a thick almost three-finger mocha tan head. The head sticks around for the duration and the lacing is generous.

Defiantly get chocolate up front in the taste. Mid-palate is where the slight cherry notes play in, and they both carry through to the finish leaving an aftertaste of just cherries. Reminds me of Maraschino Cherries, though, I don't think those were the ones used.

Finishes dry after a full body and highly carbonated experience. Overall this is a good beer, but not stellar in any way nor worth the $13 I paid for the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 05:46:26 | More by tlazaroff
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champ103

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours dark brown, nearly black color. A two finger white head forms and recedes after a minute. Light lace.
S: Dry coco powder, toasted malt, and bread.
T: Follows the nose. Predominate coco powder that is drying. Toasted and bready malts.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Dry as well, though a bit on the watery side. Easy to drink.

Not bad at all. Very enjoyable and worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2012 06:15:30 | More by champ103
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mjaggers

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-15-2012 00:45:59 | More by mjaggers
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-14-2012 12:21:11 | More by rkcrozier
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into house tulip. Thick thick foam...actually too thick and a bit upset the bartender didn't let settle to give me a proper pour...
Anyway, tan head, great lacing. Deep amber brown...almost black. Aroma of dried fruity belgian with a bit of coffee and malts. Very mild.
Taste is very very good. Belgian dried date and fig...chocolatey and coffee roasts. Very delicious. Smooth as can be!
What a great brew...now I am even more upset I didn't get the full pour!!

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2012 23:48:01 | More by DrinkSlurm
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videofrog

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-13-2012 15:16:08 | More by videofrog
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours mahogany with a thumb of mocha colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Dark fruit & a bit of dirt

T: Figs, apple peel, baker's chocolate plus roasty grain up front. Black currant mixes with figs, green apple peels with a touch of charred grain this warms along with dryness & more chocolate. Finishes dry, with some chocolate, some woody hops & fig notes

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, thins out a bit when warm

This is alright, but nothing too special, glad I got to try it but wouldn't buy it again

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 06:57:17 | More by russpowell
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Aml42000

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 06:06:31 | More by Aml42000
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HaysAmerica

Kansas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-12-2012 04:36:40 | More by HaysAmerica
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phattman073

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-12-2012 01:44:51 | More by phattman073
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SconnieJohnny

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-11-2012 19:05:46 | More by SconnieJohnny
Seduction from Brewery Ommegang
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