Seduction | Brewery Ommegang

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440 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ommegang Seduction is lovingly brewed with six dark malts. Chocolatier Callebut provides the chocolate, while Liefmans brings the cherries. This international romance is consummated with a full body, alluring aromas and flavors of Belgian chocolate, and tart cherries. Seduction is an ale to be lovingly embraced.

Beautiful, rich and smooth, roasty and malty throughout, Seduction offers balanced chocolate-cherry notes, a bit of caramel sweetness, and a long, slow finish. Seduction is welcoming and warm-hearted, gently hopped and harbors no bitterness, leaving only a lingering glow.

Added by Gehrig on 12-20-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
440
Reviews:
141
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.87%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
60
For Trade:
1
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3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisCage
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review #500!!

A- This comes in a very heavy glass bottle with a cork and cap system in place....very masculine! The beer is heavily dark in color....super brown and almost black to be exact. The head is thick and dense at first before settling into a generous layer over the brew....it is velvety smooth looking! Lacing is superb as thick layers of foam coat the side of my glass and becomes very sticky as it attempts to fight gravity...artistic looking for sure. What a nice looking Ale!

S- Just what it says it is....dark chocolate blended with wild tart cherries....it is very much like rich black forest cake in smell! Additional hints of licorice, dark fresh cocoa, very toasty malt and even a little funk....almost turning rummy! Super nice and not overly complex, but what is on the nose is done well!

T- The flavors follow the aromas rather closely, but more in reverse order...sweet and sour cherries is what I taste right away, followed by semi sweet chocolate, licorice tones, dark fruits, slight dark roast coffee, coconut infused cocoa, creamy yeast and some Belgian funk. Delicious and well balanced between sweet and sour!

M/O- Medium/full bodied, velvety smooth carbonation and with lots of flavor. This is a well rounded brew that is meant for aging and it is easily drinkable...my bottle was brewed Dec 2011....probably right where it is at its best in my opinion. I hope this one comes out again sometime and well worth the wait!

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Photo of PatrickCT
1.59/5  rDev -58%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npachl
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

shared an ancient bottle of this with my man claystation this weekend. im not sure how old it was, because there didnt appear to be a date on it, but it was oxidized to a degree, and tasted extremely mature. at least three years i would guess, maybe more. lots of sediment in the matte black pour, settles out quickly though, and holds a full inch of lighter brown airy head. looks rich and smells it too. through the dusty impact of time on this, you can still smell sweet cherries, like preserves, and can get a whole bunch of syrupy mil chocolate. i think originally made for valentines day, it definitely has a regal special occasion romantic vibe to it. lots of carbonation is uncommon in a rich dark beer like this, and its belgian roots show through just enough. the cherries are a little more faded in the taste, artificial there to a degree, like a cough medicine for a second, but it works with what else is going on. it turns tart there too for a second, which i really like. the chocolate is definitely the dominant flavor, smooth and silky feeling, sweet and bitter at the same time, seemingly dairy heavy, is there lactose in this? amazing how it all works out in the finish, almost bitter more than sweet despite the rest of the experience. i didnt realize this was as low alcohol as it is, and as such, it probably could have been consumed a little earlier, it was definitely on the down slope at this point, but still an excellent beer. i hope they brew this one again, would love to try it fresh...

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Photo of Moonshae_D
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zac16125
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ommegang Seduction
750mL bottle into a tulip
no bottling dates


A: Very dark brown, nearly black as it sits in the glass, with a huge 3 fingers width of khaki colored head. Head has good retention before dissipating down, but leaves only a few small patches of lacing. 4

S: Big dark cocoa chocolate notes, accompanied by sweet and tart cherry characters. I also get roasted malt. 4.25

T: Lots of chocolate and roasted malt. Not as much cherry as the aroma, in fact cherry is essentially not noticeable. Much more of a stout than a Belgian IMO, but good. 3.75

M/D: Medium body, carbonation appropriate, drinkability is average. 3.75

O: Good beer, would like more cherry/dark fruit/beligian characters, but still quite enjoyable. 4

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Photo of GClarkage
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TerryB
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WunderLlama
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into chalice

Black with two finger dense taupe cap

Aroma of raisins, cherries, chocolate and coffee

Smooth sweet coffee on the tip of the tongue , cherries on the middle , tart finish

Good carbonation, medium sudsing, tart aftertaste

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-Revelry
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Poured to a dark brown almost black color with a half finger of light brown head.
S - Tart, acidic, dark cherries upfront followed by a very roasty malt. Medium sweet chocolate and light hints of caramel and coffee follow at the end.
T - Delicious. Medium sweet and tart black cherries, warm roasty malt, medium sweet chocolate and lightly sweet cappuccino at the end. Amazingly smooth and medium/fall bodied. Perfect winter sipping beer to be sure.
O - A five star porter. One of the best porters I've ever had in my life. I strongly urge you to try it if you can get your hands on it.
V - Very worth it.

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3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thick, dark, nice head. Very one dimensional and flat nose. Chocolate. Taste is dry with a hint of chocolate and roast. Belgian? Not getting that. More esters needed to make this beer what it claimed to be.

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3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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