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:
1,129
Reviews:
367
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
112
Gots:
212
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,129 |  Reviews: 367
Photo of mltobin
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
2.89/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Not good at all...tastes like over malted stale orange soup

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Photo of mendvicdog
2.77/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

sweet booze. weird yeast characteristics. not meshed well.

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Photo of grahamboudreaux
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Illos
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Harvest06
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smconnor
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of williamjbauer
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arc3636
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

very high abv, overpowers the flavor

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

Photo of groleau
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Floydster
3.46/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle

Appearance is medium brown with a hint of red, frothy light tan head, good lacing

Smell is oranges, berries, candied sugar, brown sugar, allspice, nutmeg, pumpkin pie, coriander, thyme, cardamom, little much going on here

Taste is sweet berries and orange up front with sweet malts in the finish, sweet candied sugar once it warms with even more citrus, spicy notes come through later with the coriander leading the pack

Mouthfeel is full bodied, still somewhat creamy, can be a little cloying once it warms, balanced between sweet and spicy though

Overall it is not a bad winter warmer, smell was a little much for me, but other than that above average, would be interesting to taste this aged for five years or so

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Photo of Dragon17
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vkv822
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz into tulip pint.

Dark fruits, apple, spices, caramel, toffee notes. Almost no hint at the high, 10% ABV.

Medium bodied, subtle carbonation.

A very well done ale.

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Photo of snowman17
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

-nice head and body dark color with a red tint
-smell is to mellow and didnt release as much aromas as i wished
-taste is very good light corriander and some dark fruit but not as noticeable as the alcohol
-ignites a burn but smooth and pleasant none the less
-overall a great beer first i have had from the company but it was a good beer

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Photo of AuntBea
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed from a growler in a snifter glass. This awesome Belgian pours a rich reddish brown with a nice tan head that dissipates to a thin beaded bubbled thick ring and thin layer of pooling foam with light lacing. Nose of sweet Belgian malts, brown sugars, coriander, light mace and allspice, and strong booze. Flavors outperform the nose with sweet malts to the front and sides, brown sugars and candy sugars make merry with light coriander and allspice and mace notes. Smooth slick mouth feel finishes ever so slightly dry with a sweet, lightly spiced aftertaste. A fantastic Belgian made in America with loving care. Fantastic!

Cheers!

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Photo of Sad_Larry
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RossiDaMan
3.3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a Nonic pint. Deep brown/coffee-like color. 1.5 finger head that melted quickly with minimal lacing. Nice aroma hitting on a touch of orange - I didn't pick up on the other spices listed on the label. Taste: another reviewer mentioned mustiness which is spot on but unfortunately it was a negative for me. Overall this one grew on me by the time I finished but the first 8 oz were just OK-- perhaps the 10% ABV was talking down the stretch.

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Photo of tikk
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpd026
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Ommegang Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
4.07 out of 5 based on 1,129 ratings.
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