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RATINGS: 522   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2009
The bomber.... This is going to make tonights hockey game most enjoyable. :) Pours a cloudy carmel color, light cream colored head that faded quickly. Spice and fruit hit the nose as one would expect reading the ingrediants list. Iím not much for being able to identify all the various spices, Iím only concerned with how they treat the palate, and this is a complex, tasty brew. I wish I had the patience to cellar a bottle of this, as Iím sure it would smooth out even more in a couple years. Worthy of the brewery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Dark brown pour. Off white head. Aroma is amazing. Spices, fruit cake, christmas cookies. Flavor follows suit. this is one of the better christmas type beers I have had. Flavor is a bit sweet with spices dancing all over the tongue. Really tastes like a spice cake or cookie. Nice effort.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11069) - 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 (1680) - Cleveland, 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 (3048) - 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 (7223) - 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 (1117) - 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


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