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RATINGS: 518   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1005) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 9, 2014
brown with a heavy haze and light caramel head an inch thick but fades fizzling quickly to nothing. Aroma is spice (nutmeg, cardamom, cloves) , dates, toffee, raisin, dried cherry, cranberry, pomegranate. Body is medium-heavy, oily-syrupy, with high carbonation and strong burn to balance it. Flavor is lots of spice, heavier on the licorice, nutmeg, coriander. Light raisin bread. Spices are most apparent on the exhale, which is also a bit hot. Bit of hop bitterness, which, combined with the spices, has a slightly medicinal note to it, a bit of wormwood even. This is growing on me. It would be an interesting challenge to brew a beer in which spice pervaded to this extent, yet I think the appeal is limited to the average drinker. Anyway, neato beer, well brewed (except for head retention) still, it’s not my favorite from Ommegang.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
revolution2718 (376) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Pours reddish mahogany with nice thick head. Nose is like a dubbel, ommegang yeast, dark fruits, bready, also holiday spices, candied orange peel. Taste matches nose, yeasty, dark fruits, lots of dark malts, a bit bready, spices. Extremely full bodied, abv hidden well. Overall a solid winter beer. Very flavorful, the ton of malt doesn't bother me like it usually would, balanced well with their spicy yeast.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (798) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish cooper color with an off-white head. Spices, dark fruit and Belgian yeast in the aroma and taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (1439) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours a deep ruby color with off white head. Spice, malt, dark fruit, yeast , toffee, caramel and chocolate flavors and aroma. Medium full body and moderate carbonation. Spice and malt finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (2531) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Stay away if you don’t like spices in your beer. Dark fruit, Belgian yeast and an unusual but tasty blend of spices.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCaptMatey (199) - Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2014
On drought, poured a hazy dark copper/brown colour with a cream head that left Steady aroma of malt, dark fruit and trail notes of spice. Flavor was of spicy belgian yeast, dark fruits, cherries or raisin, with a warm alcohol finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1565) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Lots of spices and a light citrus bouquet. Sweet malt, and a fine warming winter beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RevBFG (73) - - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours amber with a fluffy white head. Smells of herbs and Belgian yeast. Tastes like cherries -- sweet, smooth, and delicious. Very good winter brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
clueo (167) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Pours a medium brown color and has very little translucence. The smell is a perfect mixture of sweet citrus with a touch of spice. The taste is very clean and starts as sweet and finishes with a raison touch. An outstanding winter beer perfect for cold weather!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10436) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
On draught at Winking Lizard. Pours a cloudy copper-brown color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, fruit and spices. Full-bodied with flavors of earthy yeast, coriander and citrus. The finish is malty with a spicy yeast and banana aftertaste. Above average overall.


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