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RATINGS: 520   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. Youíll understand why we couldnít name it anything else.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (10556) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2009 Pours dark brown with mushroom white head. Psycholdelic experience of spices, with significant orange. Taste does not live up to it, yet a good nay very good sipper. Above average mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1616) - Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Wonderful aroma, with notes of roast, spice, and caramel. Pours a dark ruby red, with a nice full off-white head. The flavor starts with dark fruits, and moves onto a bit of peppery spice, and has a nice long finish with notes of roast and a touch of sweetness. Average mouthfeel, and a bit pricey for a bottle ($12 a bomber).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Brown pour with orange tints, small white head. Aroma holds large amounts of spice and some dark fruit, including orange, clove, and a bit of caramel malt. Flavor is atypical of most dark belgian strongs; the spices used in the brewing process dominate the flavor. Palate is solid, about as expected. Surprisingly unique, and falls into one of my favorite styles, but I still enjoyed this beer. Orange brown pour with a small white head. Aroma is riddled with dark fruit and copious spice. Orange peel, clove, and slight caramel. Flavor is not as malt heavy as I was imagining, instead spice prevails. Tons of spice- both herbal and capsaicin based. Palate is medium with mild effervescence and a slippery, spicy finish. Not extreme or overly aggressive, but extremely enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Bottle just picked up at Roziís in Lakewood. Load of rich spicy belgian notes right off the bat. Fresh cinnamon, figs, raisins brown sugar. This is a fine winter Belgian. It smells very smooth and refined for the size of the brew. Really the flavor is a knock out too. A little carbonation at the end tips the scales on this one after such a well rounded body, rich of sweetness and earthy sweet flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2956) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Pours out an orange color with a light slightly off white head. Strange aroma, some coriander and fruit and some other things I canít exactly place. Taste is very solid, complex fruit notes with a good balance of spice, and some yeast, unlike most beers that use coriander, it didnít take over the beer. Yet another solid beer from Ommegang.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (6898) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Tallahassee, Fl. - New Leaf Market, 750 ml caged cork bottle. Fragrant aroma with loads of spices - coriander, orange peel, hint of chocolate. Flavor has the same spiciness with some nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and a touch of licorice. Gets even better as it warms. Mouthfeel is thick and rich with just the right amount of spritz. Excellent winter warmer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1089) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Highly spiced amazing flavor. With coriander, dark fruits, very sweet. One of the best heavily spiced beers I have had in recollection.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Thanks to pineypower for this one. Smell was a liitle odd lots of yeast in the typical ommegang fashion. Graet flavor. Spices were solid and and well balanced. I love ommegang

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Hot damn! What a nice new beer from Ommegang! Had this a couple times at the Malt House here in Madison. One of the nicest beers Iíve had in quite a while. Wish it wasnít that pricey otherwise id be buying it all the time. Pours a clear copper colour with a vanilla coloured head. Nose is noticeably spicey. Lots of different smells going on at once. Instant cardamom and ginger. Taste has quite a bit of spice with some squash and pumpkin notes. An absolutely beautiful beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (3036) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Pours a muddy brown with a small head. Aroma is a nice spice blend with some orange and sweet malt thrown in. Flavor is more of the spices and a hint of smoky wood in the distant background. Very warming on the way down. Finishes a bit sweet with the warm alcohol burn. Nicely done.


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