Adoration Ale | Brewery Ommegang

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4.09/5
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Adoration AleAdoration 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
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#2,522
Reviews:
369
Ratings:
1,139
pDev:
11.49%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
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12 oz bottle poured into an Ommegang stemmed pokal.

Appearance
Reddish-copper with 1 finger of creamy, tan head. Very hazy with suspended yeast sediment.

Nose
Banana bread, caramel, raisin, and dark candy syrup. Clove, coriander, and orange zest.

Taste
Raisin, black plum, and concord grape. Banana bread, molasses, dark caramel, dark candy syrup, and lightly toasted grains. Big bready maltiness along with the dark candy sugars. Bouquet of spices include clove, coriander, orange zest, cardamom, and hints of potpourri.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, sweet, silky, smooth, and warming with light carbonation.

Overall
Very sweet and candy-like. Complex with a well blended melange of spices. Exceptional BDSA!

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.56/5  rDev +11.5%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

A great brew. Lots of flavor, & great, dark hints of spice with a sweet aftertaste. Never a let down with any Brewery Ommegang beers, in my opinion.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Pours a dark hazy rusty brown with a large lasting beige head. Aroma is of sweet caramel malt, brown sugar, some mild banana and fruity notes, spices, a bit of orange peel and sweet alcohol notes. Taste same as aroma, with some, yeast mild and bitterness. Palate is a medium to full body with good carbonation. Finishes the same as taste with a fairly good amount of alcohol and slightly dry with bitterness on the end for balance. Seems to finish a bit on the bitter side. Overall a good drinking winter brew.

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Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,139 ratings