Ommegang Adoration Ale | Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang Adoration AleOmmegang Adoration Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ommegang Adoration, brewed in the authentic style of Belgian winter, or noel beer, is dark, malty and assertively spiced.

Adoration is best sipped before a roaring fire. It would also be a tasty accompaniment to dark roasts and wild game. Even at 10% abv, the beer is well balanced and not at all hot or fiery. The dark malts give it lush, malty flavors, including coriander, orange peel, mace, cardamom and grains of paradise. Hopping is modest, as befits such a beer.

Added by akorsak on 08-04-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,128
Reviews:
367
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
112
Gots:
211
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a Corsendonk chalice. The appearance was a hazy burnt/ruddy brown color with a quickly dissipating slim finger-ed white foamy head. Thin speckled lacing slides into the beer at a decent pace. The smell starts off with sweet Belgian sugars, end up sliding into some Belgian spices. Light citrus and some cocoa powder. The taste was basically the same with a sweet ruddy breadiness to it. Sweet Belgian sugars bounce into the aftertaste and gives a quick dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a fair sessionable to sipping feel about it. Carbonation feels good, somewhat light. Smoothness creates a slight stickiness on my tongue. Overall, no wonder they call it "Adoration," what an absolutely wonderful Belgian strong ale. I know I’d have again.

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Photo of bshefftz
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of QuadKing42
4.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of q33jeff
1.78/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

**
12/26/2012
On Tap at Joe Canals; 2 liter Growler to pint glass, same day.

AROMA: Oak, Pine, Mint?
LOOK: Yellowish Brown, ugly.
TASTE: Really Woody, with turpentine finish. Sourness and Yeast.
FEEL: Astringent and Acidic.
A lot of flavor, but not good flavor; this is very unpleasant. Interesting beer.

**

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a hazy brown with a small head, quickly dissipating to a ring. Sweet and fruity in the nose. The mouth is A bit sweet and a alcoholic. Kicks like a mule. Wow!

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griphon
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Shaun_S
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.73/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LostHighway
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tyjudd
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Two inch head quickly faded to very little. Minimal lacing in the glass. Smell of oranges right away but winter spices quickly takes over. An estery quality is in the background. They taste begins with the Oranfes and coriander, as well as with cinnamon and nutmeg. A warm alcohol finish gets better as it warms. I also get apple cider sweetness as it finishes. Almost a harsh quality as the carbonation is fairly solid.

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Photo of kwgduke
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Azpittil57
3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sabtos
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kingfireeater
4.69/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KonigObHops
4.86/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer poured from the bottle a hazy rich brown color with hardly any head. What there was of the head was tan.

The aroma was extremely sweet. The orange zest was prominent, and it almost smelled like bourbon to me.

The initial taste was extremely sweet to the point of seeming syrupy. There are so many tastes going on in the middle that it is tough to distinguish one from another. At the end it warms on the younger and has a sweet somewhat smokey finish. This is one complex beer!

The mouth feel is light, with a slightly higher level of carbonation.

Overall, this is a fascinating beer. Christmas ales are my favorite type of beer. This ranks among the best I have ever had. It is sweet and complex. It is loaded with spices that mix together quite nicely. This is definitely one of the top five beers that I have had.

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Photo of RPM3334
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickCT
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip.

a: Orange mahogany body underneath a light 2 finger beige head that dissipated quickly. Minimal lace with lively carbonation.

s: Wassail and Ricola spices, plum, golden currents.

t: Doughy bread, candi sugar, mulling spice, orange rind. Spice and alcohol finish that cools as it warms.

mf: Medium body, smooth with a lingering spicey finish accentuated by the high level of carbonation.

o: A full flavored but balanced holiday sipper that mellows as it warms. It can be a little hot but just treat this like a cocktail!

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Photo of Norvelljeff
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbauer
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Desimoaj
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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