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Seduction - Brewery Ommegang

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86
very good

392 Ratings
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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 17
Gots: 50 | FT: 2
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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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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice

Appearance – A deep brown color with a very light just off white head. The head fades leaving a thin film on the surface of the beer and a very small amount of lacing.
Smell – A nice bitter chocolate aroma is initially present. These mix with a sweet cherry aroma which lightens the bitter chocolate giving a sweeter chocolate aroma.

Taste – Sweet chocolate flavor hits the tongue initially. The sweet chocolate mingles with dark fruit flavors in the middle of the taste. The fruit is largely cherry, but some raisin and prune are in there as well. The flavors blend, but not in the best way, bringing an almost artificial cherry flavor of a cherry cordial. The sweetness seems to start to fade toward the end however, turning more bitter and leaving a slightly bitter chocolate flavor which is more agreeable with the tongue then the sweet cherry chocolate flavor.

Mouthfeel – Rather thick for the strength of the brew. It has good body and carbonation which makes it quite easy drinking and enjoyable.

Overall – A rather nice brew, but there are better of its class and for its price (bottle or draft) there are better choices out there.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2012 00:52:39 | More by Darkmagus82
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours an opaque black with nearly two fingers worth of head that retains very well and soon leaves a crown of lace before falling to 1/4 of an inch.

S- Dark chocolate and some glass.

T- Thick, chalky semisweet chocolate flavor. Has some Belgian sensibility but not a lot. Toasty rather than roasty.

M- Somewhat creamy. The chalkiness of the chocolate brings a dryness to the table which is pretty much the only downside to the beer. Medium carbonation.

O- Not bad at all. Ommegang never overly impresses me, but this is definitely one of their better offerings.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 23:53:55 | More by Immortale25
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John_M

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a blackish brown color with very good head retention and lots of sticky lacing around. The nose is quite attractive as well, as I get an interesting combination of light smoke, vanilla, cherry (natch) and dark chocolate. The flavor profile, unfortunately, is probably the weakest link in this beer. There is chocalate and milk chocolate, with something of a dry, burnt toast, cherry flavor as well. While this beer gets points for complexity, it's just not all that enjoyable. At least not as much as I might like. This is a beer that could benefit from a bit more sweetness, as the finish is dry, smokey and a bit short. Mouthfeel is at most medium bodied, with a fairly long, fairly dry, and not a whole lot more finish.

While I appreciate the low alcohol, this is a beer that probably would benefit from a bit more alcohol and (thus) richness on the palate. Still a decent beer, but not something I can see folks falling in love with. I know I didn't...

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2012 23:30:07 | More by John_M
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Infamous7100

Ohio

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: nice tan head and a dark nearly opaque brown with a slighty red tint.
S: nice cherry scent along with a slightly muted chocolaty scent. Rather bland for this brewery.
T: not bad but average. Would like more of the porter to come through, reminds me of Philos with the amount of tart cherries I am picking up.
M: very carbonated but a pleasant aftertaste of sweet and tart.
O: its not a bad brew, just expected more from such a great brewey and their interpretation on a great style. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 23:26:11 | More by Infamous7100
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UDbeernut

New York

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle for Beer World Catskill

Pours a deep dark murky amber into my chalice. A lovely 1/2" tan head with excellent retention on top. Not much of a nose, light grass and light roastiness. Taste is lightly bittered chocolate, cocoa, and enough tart cherry to please. My wife commeted that its like a chocolate covered cherry. I guess. mouth is medium and slightly slick.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 20:56:52 | More by UDbeernut
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

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

Split a bottle with my buddy. Poured into duvel tulip

A- pours a dark brown with a hint of deep cherry red, mountainous 3 finger off white with a hint of brown head.... I kinda poured it like a dick though... A gentler pour may have produced a more subtle head.... Anyway.... Looks delicious.

S- milk chocolate, dark cherries and Belgian yeast. Light bannana.

T- creamy belgiany yeast into cheery and a belgiany chocolate finish, all the flavors blend extreemly nicley, Iike chocolate cherries, with a bit of bubblegum/bannana which i usually do not like, but are very well done, especially as the beer warms. Chocolate on the finish.

M- medium with medium carbonation, I wish it was a tad thicker, bit for a Belgian, especially one that says Belgian porter on the label it is very nice. And I suppose it makes sense for the style it wouldn't be thicker... Very well rounded brew.. Almost creamy, i like it.

O- a very good, very enjoyable even though i do not always praticulary enjoy Belgian styles... Very nicley done!!!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 02:53:12 | More by PeterIngemi
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

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

Pours a deep amber to black in color with a light brown head. In the aroma, sweet coffee roast, chocolate, and a small Belgian like candy sugar. In the taste, sweet cherry, dry chocolate, and a note of coffee. A small bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry tart cherry in the aftertaste. Nice mix of coffee and chocolate, with a nice Belgian like undertone.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 14:16:39 | More by OWSLEY069
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 13:27:55 | More by tigg924
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Jordanbryan10

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-07-2012 04:25:07 | More by Jordanbryan10
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jaidenjb

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-06-2012 03:55:53 | More by jaidenjb
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shand

Florida

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

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

This beer pours out a deep muddy brown with two fingers of fluffy head. The serving temperature is much higher than most beers I've seen with suggested serving temperatures, it wants to be served at 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Aroma is of Belgian yeast, chocolate, and cocoa. The taste is quite nice, it comes on without revealing all of it's secrets. The first taste reveals the Belgian yeast and the toasted malts, but chocolate and cherry begin to turn the tides to a more interesting finish. It's also a bit drying at the end, making the mouthfeel quite enjoyable. Overall, it's a good beer, but probably not worth the high price tag it carries. I'd have to say I probably liked Aphrodite a little bit more.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 02:11:40 | More by shand
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jayhawk73

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review #500

Seduction pours a dark copper/brown with a masterful two finger cocoa head. Great lacing on my snifter glass. The head sticks around forever. The nose is malt, yeast, cherries, and chocolate. Really interesting, balanced and pleasant nose. It almost has a smoky tinge to it as well. Very complex, especially as it warms. The taste is exactly the nose profile, and the smoky smell definitely is there in the taste. There's definitely some cocoa in there as well. None of the 6.8% abv is evident. Feel is full, with tartness, malt, and all kinds of stuff happening. Very complex and enjoyable. Overall, at slightly below room temperature, this is a great brew, very complex. I enjoyed it. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 01:30:12 | More by jayhawk73
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cfergusn

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark and thick

S: Mild hops, spice, and cocoa

T: Slight sweet, but over powered bite of spice.

M: Smooth, but a bit heavy for a medium body.

O: Not a bad rare tapping, but not one to grab if you are just starting. This is a good choice for say a steak sandwich.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2012 20:52:28 | More by cfergusn
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-05-2012 18:24:25 | More by jfcaa193
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DarthKostrizer

California

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

On tap at Eureka Burger

Look: Black with brown edges 1/4 inch head and ok retention with great circular lacing

Smell: Chocolate licorice and funky yeast

Taste: Belgian chocolate sweetness upfront with some dark fruits backing that up a touch of funky yeast and a touch of ash on the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation and a bit silky

Overall: A pretty enjoyable Belgian porter

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2012 18:02:33 | More by DarthKostrizer
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CuteZombieDoll

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark with a thick head

S- Fruity, with some spice notes and some mild hoppiness

T- Mildly fruity. Malty with just a touch of hops. Mildly sweet, with possibly some date notes

M- Full and rich

O- A very nice beer. Worth trying, but not the best ever or anything. Still, if you see this on a menu at your favorite beer bar, it's not a bad beer to get.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2012 03:50:54 | More by CuteZombieDoll
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jar2574

Missouri

3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Obviously a Valentine's campaign beer. Advertised as having chocolate added to the beer and cherry flavors. Where's the chocolate? Not a bad beer, but not what I was expecting.

Looks good - good head and lacing. Smell is toasted malts, not an overly aggressively bitter kind, but a sort of mellow cereal kind. A tiny hint of cherry sweetness in the smell, and if you breathe it in really hard you might get a wift of chocolate.

You get a hint of cherries in the flavor, but I'm not getting any chocolate. Mostly just toasted malts, slight acidic bitterness, a tiny hint of cherries, maybe a few hops to balance it out. Quite a lot of carbonation on the tongue.

Not a beer I'd get again. Underwhelmed.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 01:38:14 | More by jar2574
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Gmann

New York

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

Pours a very deep brown color with a huge rocky beige head. Some crazy big bubble pockets, tons of lacing. Very Duvel like, but brown.

The aroma is of a nice bready malt base with some woody accents with a touch of smoke. Sweetness is provided by a brown sugar aroma. A hint of clove from the yeast.

The taste is a mix of a porter and a dark belgian ale. There is a woody and pumpernickle uncurrent from the porter base. Perhaps some light chocolate. This is spiced up with clove and medicinal notes from the yeast. Finally there is a light sour/tart character from the kriek. Not much flavor though. A bit of a tin metallic taste in the end.

Moderate body with prickly carbonation. Nice balance between sweet, spicy, and sour. The aftertaste is a touch off with a metallic twang.

An enjoyable sourish porter. The chocolate and kriek don't really standout but I do get the belgian porter aspect. I liked it.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 03:29:05 | More by Gmann
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Seduction
Brewery Ommegang

Pours a deep brown color bordering black. Mostly clear. with a silky topping of head. Aroma is of Belgian yeast, dark fruit, and roasted malt. In the taste, dark fruits (date, plum) are there upfront, chocolate and mild roast show up in the finish. Bittersweet, and fairly well balanced, but still with a sweet tooth. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and oh so smooth. Overall, this is a fine Belgian Dark, though the brewery considers it a porter. I'd like set a bottle in the cellar, as it is worth revisiting.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2012 13:03:19 | More by Stinkypuss
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NikkoE82

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

02-02-2012 03:25:41 | More by NikkoE82
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-black with a thin light tan head

S-smells great...dark currants and dark roasted blegian grains. some spice and some cocoa. smells delicious!

T-comes in with a good dark spicy taste of belgian grains and yeast with a touch of cocoa. some bitterness in there, welcomed bitterness. its a complex taste that is fairly well balanced with a matching after-taste. has a hint of milk chocolate at the end too with some dark currants

M-medium dry carbonation with a creamy finish that becomes dry

O-when i ordered this, i had never heard of it. i was so pleasantly surprised. it tastes like a perfect combination of a stout and a dark belgian ale. it is so drinkable too. it has great complexity. i'll get this again and i recommend it to all.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2012 01:03:59 | More by AdamBear
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-01-2012 01:48:02 | More by Griffith
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sitarist

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-01-2012 01:24:26 | More by sitarist
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midnightwolf

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-01-2012 01:09:01 | More by midnightwolf
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ColdBrains

New York

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

In a word: disappointing. I've tasted most Ommegang brews over the years (and regularly purchase a few) and this is my least favorite. Honestly, there's nothing in this beer that necessitates a repeat drinking, for me.

Appearance: the beer looks great--dark with a massive head. In the second glass, though I poured too much and got the yeast, which left tons of white specks churning in the beer.

Smell: Overwhelmingly sweet. I also didn't get much Porter character--very little roasty-ness or even chocolate. Just sweet.

Taste: Honestly, I tasted some chocolate, little roasted character, and mostly sweet cherry. Maybe I'm sensitive to that cherry-flavor (for example, I don't love it in 3 Philosophers either), but nonetheless, I found it overpowering.

Overall: Again, my least favorite Ommegang (I've previously drank regularly Rare Vos, Hennepin, Witte, and, on a few occasions, BPA, 3 Philosophers, Aphrodite, and Chocolate Indulgence). Just not very balanced and cloying. Much preferred Chocolate Indulgence to this "chocolate" Porter. Sorry Ommegang, but Seduction is a miss for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 19:13:11 | More by ColdBrains
Seduction from Brewery Ommegang
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