Ommegang Adoration Ale | Brewery Ommegang

1,128 Ratings
Ommegang Adoration AleOmmegang Adoration Ale

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

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.

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Ratings: 1,128 |  Reviews: 367
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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

Finally got around to opening this one up, bottle date of 7/18/11, best by 7/2016, served into Ommegang Tulip.

Pours a very nice dark ruby with 0 head.

Smells like a holiday spice, fruit, all there.

First taste, just like a holiday treat. Fruit upfront, spice in the back. Age has done very well to this as the 10% is non-existent.

Wish I had another bottle with some age, first time having this beer and want to try a fresh.

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of ksimons
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-a dark ruby with two fingers worth of creamy looking head

S-dark fruits, Belgian yeast, malty backbone, caramel, and spices

T-dark malt backbone, caramel, dark fruit sweetness, a bit of spice, and a large presence of alcohol

M-medium/full body, good carbonation

Overall maybe a little too hot and sweet, but an overall enjoyable beer

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Photo of puboflyons
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12. fl. oz. bottle marked best by 09/2018. Sampled on November 10, 2013.

It pours dark amber with red highlights and a slight fog. Modest little cream colored head.

The aroma is alive with dark roasted malts, spices, black licorice, and a hint of booze.

The body is bold but also smooth.

The taste has most of the same spicy and roasted elements as the nose but I am also picking up a little something like vanilla beans. Definite bitterness at the finish. This has some punch but would be enjoyable on a snowy, winter day.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of crc1935
4.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle - 4 pack, poured into 10 oz glass

A - Blood orange color with one-inch head. Thick lacing.

S - Orange and spice.

T - Malty with slight bitterness. Light alcohol aftertaste

M - Smooth and lightly carbonated.

O - Awesome season - don't know what else to say.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Plummy red color with thick haze. Frothy two fingers of head formed easy in this Chimay goblet. First winter ale of the season for me.

Dark spiciness and Belgian malt strength. Cardamom, coriander, and citrus peel with figgy fruit notes. Candi sugar, light roast, and faint raisin. Spicy booze and some creaminess.

Piquant with wintry spice, but a half-farmhouse, half-abbey yeast note offers nuttiness, too. Grains of Paradise are accentuated, along with more coriander and cardamom. Barley malts pull rich dried fruit notes of fig and date, but shorten the sweetness by a heap with powdery yeastcake and dry spice. Booziness is on Team Sweet, but a balance is a keystone. Heady, but sippingly so. Softer-side carbonation peaks with the natural spice notes. Sloshy round body has good girth. Reminds me of a drier, more refined, Delirium Noel.

10% feels great here. Classic Ommegang execution. On-point to style with lush Belgian dark ale maltiness and Christmas-y spice. Excellent.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.78/5  rDev -7.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.16/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a fairly clear dark brown with a tannish 2 finger head that shows good retention and lacing.

Typical BSDA phenols and esters, but the spices really don't work in my mind and throw the whole beer out of whack toward a peppery/orangey realm.. too much.

I respect the effort, but don't care for the overall package.


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4.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I have never seen this one before. Ommegang has distributed here for a long time.

Pours a dark reddish-brown with light tan head and great lacing. Nice bubbling too.

Nose: Dark fruit, syrup, spices.

Taste: Very comparable to the Belgian varieties. A strong prune and plum hit your nose first. Lots of malt and caramel or caramelized sugar. Spices such as close. The taste gets better yet as you drink the beer. Always a good sign

Mouth feel is great.

Beer is as good as many Belgian varieties. I would not say THE best but up there pretty high. Hope to get this again.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Ommegang Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
4.07 out of 5 based on 1,128 ratings.
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