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Ommegang Adoration Ale | Brewery Ommegang

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4.09/5
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1,131 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#2,259
Reviews:
367
Ratings:
1,131
pDev:
11.74%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
211
Trade:
1
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3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

Dark Red almost Brown color until held towards a light then its heavy red with a little orange. Has a very small head that dissipated slowly. Very white color for the head.

Smells of a belgian Strong Ale with a subtle amount of sweetness.

Tastes sweet with a very easy Belgian malt. Very light in the mouth and easy to drink.

Alcohol is hidden very well and without looking I was very surprised it is 10%.

Would buy again next year!

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a beautiful reddish brown color. The head is of moderate size, dense with tightly packed bubbles. The scent is of sugary, spicy, woody aromas. It has a roasted, toast and malt quality. Not over the top, but very strong and Belgian. The taste is sweetish. It hides it's a ABV incredibly well. Full in body, with serious heft. Wonderful.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle served in a pint glass. Some sediment left clinging to the bottom of the bottle. Sept. 2013 bottling with a BB date 2018. {Light revision with 2nd undated bottle in March 2014}

Hazy dark amber with a durable beige head. Very spicy nose.
A strong and fruity (banana, date, pear, apple cider) ale with good complexity. High ABV shows in the mouth. Smooth but carries a slight bite; medium-high carbonation. .

O: Very good but may well improve with age.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Nice, long lasting, rich, slightly tan head. Beer is dark amber color, nice carbonation throughout. Beautiful looking beer.
S: Candy, spice, orange, slight clove. Maybe some dark fruit aroma, plumlike. Not a ton of malt here. Very nice.
T: Nice flavor here, the dark fruit takes center stage here, but still some nice orange spice, slightly bitter also. Slight chocolate/roast from dark malts. It is very dry, and very carbonated. Those things detract from the beer. It has a carbonic bite to it that isn't welcome. It is missing some malt presence as well, the spices and yeast are playing a role but are a bit out of balance. Otherwise, a fine beer though.
M: the main flaw in this beer. Too carbonated, a bit too dry, needs more body to make it special. As it warms and decarbs it gets better.
O: The high carbonation and dryness really detract from this beer. A bit more mouthfeel and less carb and this would be a superb beer.

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Ommegang Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,131 ratings
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