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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (2833) - 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 (2130) - 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 (2740) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Draft at 3 Penny Taproom - Poured a fairly cloudy brown in color with a big foamy light tan head. Aroma is fruity/estery with spices. Heavy on the phenols, but not detracting. Flavor is interesting mix Belgian yeasts, dark fruits, berries/cherries, cinnamon, and some chocolate... slightly medicine-like character that filters through. Alcohol is present in the flavor profile, but not overpowering in spite of its strength. Good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6470) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2009
750, corked and baled. Square-shouldered and offering up a solid impersonation of a genuine belgian, as with so many Ommegang beverages. Beautiful to look at, for sure, and not a thing against Ommegang. Just very Belgian-looking. Pours a murky brown with a loose, filmy grayish head. Big minty nose--spearmint, peppermint, very much in the chewi8ng gum realm. Works like a champ, to be sure, but the world was not exactly crying out for a beasty big belgian that smells like chewing gum. Creamy medium body, lively carb but not much of it. Caramel and tons of different mints on the mid-palate. Long spearminty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown, though mostly clear. Fairly still, no head to speak of. Complex aromas with lots of stuff going on. Cough syrup, tobacco, cherries, spices. Creamy mouthfeel with chocolate, tar, and light roast flavors coming through. Slow warming alcohol on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2009
lightly phenolic nose with a hit of tripel like booze and a touch of berry/bubblegum. flavor is more of the latter; further tripel like qualities of pleasant sweetness reminiscent of berries. yeast and winter spice follow the lead and close with a relatively soft mouthfeel considering the color the body presents.

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