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RATINGS: 522   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. Youíll understand why we couldnít name it anything else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Mahogonay pour, thin bubbly white head, sweet malty aroma of dark fruit and spices. Delicious taste of coriander, citrus, a little clove and banana and dark fruit. Wonderful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Cloudy, dark amber color for this brew. Excellent head that recedes in a rocky way. Good Belgian lace, but spotty. Lots of ginger in the nose with very little else left to detect. Strong ginger and Belgian flavors. Slightly sweet, but the spicy ginger takes over for the finish. Think true Ginger Ale. Rich body with an appropriate carbonation. Some darker malts, but itís the ginger the makes this brew. One of the best ginger beers Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goodgrief (1994) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Okay, I hate these spice-laden brews. This one wasnít as bad as I feared it would be, but I still didnít like it. This reminded me more of an overly spiced witbier with the orange peel and cardamon noteable. Ommegang has yet to come up with a new beer that compares to their traditional lineup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2009
750ml courtesy of fiver29. Pours a cloudy orangish brown with thin off-white head. The nose is spice, malt and light chocolate. The taste is ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, some fruit and malt. Medium mouthfeel. Nice sipper that hid the alcohol very well. Thanks John!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13231) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2009
75cl bottle. Small tan head atop cloudy dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, cardamom, some orange peel, grains of paradise. Taste is moderately sweet, coriander, mace, some alcohol, light acetone. Smooth medium-full body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2009
BottleÖ Mostly clear, dirty orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. The nose presents discreet herbal and spicy notes resting on a base of toffee, date and caramel. Full-bodied with dancing carbonation. The flavor offers dark fruit sweetness, moderate acidity and mild spiciness. Tangy, spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2009
Draft at Thirsty Monk in Asheville. Another winner. All kinds of delicious flavorings on my palate, such as. One of the best US american belgian style things. This lit me up pretty good, pretty strong and firm in the alcohol dept. But smooth smooth smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Bottle from SL with some skepticism about the spices. The pour was brownish with a decent frothy head. The aroma was strong spices, cardamum, ginger-ish, coriander, oranges. The flavor was all of the spices, which wasnít necessarily good, but it was backed by enough chocolate and dark fruits, as well as bread and coriander/orange peels to keep this from becoming a train wreck. At one point, I thought it was a bit like a Belgian-dunkelweizen with that witbier influence, including exotic spices. Whatever, nothing great, but not bad, per the label and what was intended. Mouthfeel was full for the style of witbier/Belgian Strong, airy, carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2009
750 ml. from Macís on West Peachtree. Thought I would enjoy one of these after a stressful night at the hospital (worker not patient). Nice dark brown color. Translucent appearance i.e. some light gets through, but VERY little. Wow, this definitely has a nice crisp spice flavor coming through. Also, I get some banana pudding-type aroma coming through as well. A nice fruit and spice aroma. Wow, the flavor is even better in my opinion. The spices just pop out everywhere. Coriander is noticeable and the cardamon is as well, but I really not familiar with mace, so I canít comment on that. The beer has a nice fruit flavor to accompany the spices. Nice creamy palate. I am very pleased to have tried this one. This is a nice offering from Ommegang.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (5646) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Milk chocolate and cherry liqueur, aroma with cinnamon accents. Murky brown, thin yellow head. Lots of fig. Cherries are also present with an apple core finish. Alcohol obvious. Sweet and tart, but the bitterness doesnít fit. I really didnít get any of the spices. Pleasantly aromatic, but not all that terrific tasting.

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