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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (6412) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1048) - 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.

   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

   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 I’ve had in quite a while. Wish it wasn’t 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (2956) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2009
A strong spicy aroma with lots of winter spices like cloves and cardamon. Body is medium with an initial orange fruit flavor. The beer finishes out with sweet notes of spice. Rather unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2853) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Thanks to Cheeseman for the taste. Pours Hazy brown. Aroma has lots of holiday spice, fruity and some belgian esters. Taste is very Belgian yeast driven, lots of esters with dark fruit, spices. I liked this brew, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamespgentry (22) - Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2009
not as spicy as I was looking for. Really bubble gummy. thin mouthfeel without much lingering flavor. That being said, still a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Hazy brown russet colored with a fizzy tan head. The aroma is very fruity, not as spicy as I expected. The flavor is quite sweet, chocolaty, with the spicing playing an interesting though too small role. Fairly full body. At first I was not all that impressed, but it grew on me as I sipped more.

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