Seduction | Brewery Ommegang

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3.81 w/ 441 ratings

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

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.

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Ratings: 441 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of DrDemento456
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Paid the price for this one 3 dollars for a measly 5oz. pour.

A - Well it looks nice in the glass a very dark brown with good ruby highlights that's clear with a 1/4 inch of creamy opaque colored head.

S - Initial smell really is kind of lackluster, not getting much chocolate or wood. Just some cherry and a touch of fruity yeasts.

T - I am torn on this one. It's really quite a good Belgium dark ale with a nice fruity finish and little cloying yeast or alcohol. But to call this "Seduction" it's really quite mild. At best just mild cocoa nibs, semi sweet cherry's and a touch of wood make up this beer.

M - Light to medium for a dark it was very easy to drink. Best part of the beer actually.

They really should have named it something milder like "Foreplay" or "French Kiss"
With such light flavors and light ABV this really wouldn't be worth the full 8 bucks for a 10oz pour. This makes me miss Chocolate Indulgence even more even though that one was OK at best too...

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Photo of DSlim71
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the bottle an opaque chocolate brown with a substantial fine-bubbled beige head. Aroma has fruity, woody and chocolate notes plus a hint of smoke. Mouth-filling flavor has woody and caramel notes plus cherry and chocolate underpinnings and earthy and roast malt hints. Rich, firm-bodied texture is quite fizzy and leaves a tingly finish with fruity, chocolate and woody notes. Let this one seduce ya!

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Photo of BierAdvoNikk
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of neckbracesub
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a fairly smooth porter with an extra chocolate aroma that is combined with a semi-sweet, fruity aftertaste. It didn’t stick with me after drinking as much as I had anticipated it to, and among the world of porters I would say that it is middle-of-the-road, but definitely worth trying.

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Photo of shockrocker65
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Bierguy5
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, corked and caged. 6.8% abv. Very deep brown color, with just some faint mahogany highlights. Rocky beige head provides a nice contrast, holding well for a nice period of time.

Sharp, roasted malt with a hint of cocoa powder comes to mind first in the nose. Slight sour cherry and berry aroma.

Roasted malt up front, and quite dry. A bit of dark chocolate leads into a subtle but nice sour cherry and berry flavor. Some earthy flavors hit a bit hard, while the slight sourness lingers for a while.

Lighter body, with a good amount of carbonation, creating a bit of a fluffy feel. Alcohol is hidden pretty well. The somewhat harsh earthy feel in the back end detracts a bit, but overall a nice beer.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, this beer was a very dark brown color with a small tan head.

Aroma was roasted malt and chocolate primarily. There was also a bit of sweet fruit.

The taste was mostly chocolate, with a cherry background.

I thought the sweetness of the chocolate and the tartness of the cherries balanced each other very well.

A nice after dinner beer.

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Photo of scninmer08
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of kaelingirl
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Gatch
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of mdfb79
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 02/18/12 notes. Had on tap at Ginger Man in NYC.

a - Pours a deep mahogany color with a reddish tiny, one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of chooclate, roasted malts, cherries, sweet dark fruits, fruity malts. Very sweet, but pretty nice.

t - Tastes of chooclate, roasted malts, cherries, sweet dark fruits, fruity malts. A nice mix of fruits and chocolate here, and not as sweet as the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and prettye asy to drink.

o - Overall I liked this one more then I thought I would. A nice mixture of sweet dark fruits, especially cherries, and chocolate. Worth checking out.

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Photo of JedediahK
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of TallNerdGuy
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of jak
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of tdm168
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at World of Beer at North Hills on 2/17/12

Poured a deep, dark black with a soft, white, creamy head that had decent retention. The nose is roasty with notes of chocolate. The taste is rather unique to me. Initially it tasted to me like an oatmeal cookie with chocolate. After a few more sips I get some fruity sweetness and a mildly astringent finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and very smooth with a small amount of carbonation.

This was a nice beer. It was unique and complex, drinkable and enjoyable. I would definitely have this again.

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Photo of mechanicalprints
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of PacNWDad
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank a pint on draft at Malt & Vine in Redmond. Nice dark, translucent pour, with a liberal amount of head that clings well to the side of the glass. Nice complex Belgian brown aroma, with caramel,apple malt and some cherry and chocolate. Flavor starts somewhat sweet, with a sour finish. Substantial body due to the high malt concept. Not highly carbonated. Really easy to drink. Overall, another very nice offering from Ommegang!

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Photo of impending
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


750ml into a tulip. Deep dark copper mahogany with a coffee ice cream colored head, ok lacing.

Aroma is of a belgian stout. Yeasty semi sweet dark chocolate. The cherries are far in the background. Generally restrained.

Cherry is magnitudes more forward in the flavor but doesn't reach tart. The dark chocolate comes back in for the length of the pleasantly fading aftertaste. Fleeting peppermint patty. Zero bitter. Full bodied mouthfeel.

6.8 comes in on the high end of dark ales. Most lack strength of flavor, worse case watery. Neither apply here.

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Photo of fuzzcherry
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Seduction from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 63.3% out of 100 with 441 ratings
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