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RATINGS: 518   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Ale brewed with Spices: Coriander, Cardamon, Mace, Grains of Paradise, Sweet Orange Peel. Adoration is a traditional winter ale, brewed in the Belgian manner, but with the twist of unusual spicing. Sip it on a winter eve sitting before a fire. You’ll understand why we couldn’t name it anything else.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Tap @ Toronado SD. Pours a murky dark auburn with a thin-moderate off-white head that fades away by the second sip and leave scant lace. Pleasant aroma of malt, caramel, plums and Belgian yeast. I’m not getting all that much spice in the nose. The flavor is filled with rich malt, sweet caramel, plums, traditional Christmas spices, and Belgian yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2544) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Tasted from a corked and caged 750mL bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a thick beige head that leaves an even blanket of lace. The nose is fruity and spicy Belgian yeast with some brown sugar and dried fruit sweetness. The flavor is cinnamon and allspice up front, moving to brown sugar and raisin. The body is medium with very full and lively carbonation and a long brown sugar and spiced raisin finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Bottle purchased at the Olive Tree Market in OB. Very nice aroma of spice, some clove, vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1269) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Strong scents of anise, candy sugar, spice and a small hop note. Flavor is again high on spices. Tone the spices down a bit and I’d like this more. As it is, a decent sipper, but better can be found.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (4433) - Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Comes out of the tap a dark opaque reddish coppery-amber with a fine-bubbled light tan head. Aroma is malty and a little fruity, the latter mainly apple. Flavor is fruity and malty, and just a little bit honey-sweet. Texture is smooth and slightly tingly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2514) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Pours a two finger, cream head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is light holiday spice. Flavor is spicy malts, hints of orange peel. Nice winter ale. Pricey at $15.00 for a caged and corked 750ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, ME.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12736) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle. Poured reddish brown color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate complex tart fruit, spice and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy fruit & spice sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration with a small alcohol bite. This is a good beer that exceeded my expectations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7742) - Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2010
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours hazy reddish amber with a large creamy beige head. Aroma is a blend of spices, citrus peel, sweet malts,and a good dose of alcohol. The flavor is not overly spicy, but probably due to the alcohol offsetting some of it. My overall impression is this is pretty good, but needs to smooth out some.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1571) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Dark cloudy ruddy brown head with off-white pour. Aroma has lots of spice, with some pine hops. Flavor is sweet malts with more spiciness. Chewy. A real treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Bottle. Hazy, dark amber pour with a yellow-tan head leaving minimal lace. The medium body starts sweet with ripe bananas, raisins, candy and butterscotch, but quickly develops a hint of sourness and a spicy hop character. Orange peel, cloves and cardamom are evident at varying times as the ale warms, although the candy sweetness also continues to increase with warming and a slight whiskey character appears. There is a brandy warmth which starts early and lasts long after the last sip.

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