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RATINGS: 514   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. Youíll understand why we couldnít name it anything else.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a hazy dark orange color. The pale yellow head has that typical Belgian frothiness, and stands high at two fingers high. Retention isnít fantastic, but I didnít expect it to be. Some soapy lacing is left behind on the glass, too. S: While it has that restrained sweetness I expect from a good BSDA, the more it warms up in the glass, the more the witbier-esque spiciness pops out. And itís a good fit. Orange peel, coriander, and grains of paradise all come out strongly without wrecking the balance of everything. I donít really pick up any alcohol, either. While it doesnít hit me immediately, just a few whiffs tell me this is a heck of an aroma. T: Its spice profile hits the palate first. The coriander and orange peel will gradually give way to its sweet caramel finish, but not go away entirely. If I have any complaint here, itís that the sweetness could be better defined. Thereís too much general sugar, and not quite enough dark fruit for my personal tastes. However, this has the side effect of showing off all the spices better - and it certainly does that quite well. M: Like youíd expect, the carbonation is assertive, and this helps to (somewhat) counteract the sweetness. It certainly doesnít drink like a 10% beer. Aside from warming the orifices, I donít taste much booze at all. O: I wonít call it too sweet. I will call it too generically sweet, if that makes any sense. It isnít quite on par with, say, Keizer Blauw, but it is a super solid spiced BSDA. Itís certainly worth drinking again, and doubly worth aging a year.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (289) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
This is the way it is supposed to be. Smooth, well balanced and complex with heavy hops and heavy malts. Thank you ommegang.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2015
Old rating. Copper colored. Raisins, caramel, esters, orange peel, coriander. A bit syrupy but nice for winter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (805) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
Pours hazy copper-amber color with a creamy, 2-finger tan head. Nutty malt aroma, with notes of coriander, citrus, and a touch of yeast. Full body with a mild syrupy thickness. A brief note of astringency to the finish. Flavor of nutty malt with a lingering spice note at the back. A mild note of citrus underneath. Still pretty "young", but good. Have a feeling itíll improve with age.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4878) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Pretty light tasting for style and considering alcohol percentage, which is well hidden. Pours dark amber with God head and lacing. Light raisins. Some florals. Light sweet finish. Tap at rustico.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TH28 (197) - - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Packaged 9/11/14. Appearance: Light brown and clear with reddish/orange hue. Minimal cream colored foam cap. Aroma: Orange peel, coriander, and Belgian fruity esters (apple). Hint of maltiness. Taste: Rich caramel malt sweetness with intense spice and orange peel. Noticeable pear fruitiness and nutmeg like spice. Like a spiced quad. Just enough bitterness to balance the intense malt and spice flavors. Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderately high carbonation with noticeable alcohol warmth. Finish: Finishes malty with lingering spice, pear, and orange peel. Overall: A really well done spiced quad. Orange peel, spices, and Belgian esters combine perfectly

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (535) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2015
12 oz bottle purchased at Haskells for March Madness. Consumed with commomshawn and rosskyle. Very appealing amber/plum color with a slight off white head. Aroma of dark fruit, sweetness, almost berries, and vanilla. Taste is in the realm of a Belgian quad with the malty sugars taking center stage with a strong supporting cast of dark fruits and alcohol. Mouthfeel is full bodied. Plenty of spices. Really impressive beer that seems like a perfect representation of the style. Great beer! This is a special moment for me in my rating career...#500. Iíd like to thank all the people who helped get me here and am humbled by the opportunity to continue onward on the rating journey.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosskyle (46) - - MAR 21, 2015
Dark red amber color. Sweet raisin odor. Carbonated texture. Sweet raisin flavor that lingers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2613) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 15, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy amber brown, full beige head cover, sheets of lace. Aroma of caramel and spices. Taste is full-bodied toffee and malt that adds spice on the swallow, then moves to a finish where alcohol obliterates everything else. Tastes very strong, the warm staying in the throat long after the finish. Seems almost too much for a beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4410) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. Brown pou with tan head. Sweet Belgian candi, spices and dark fruit aromas. Dark malts, some sweet tones, tons of spice flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (402) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
2015/02/08 - Pours a hazy amber/orange colour with a thin, khaki head that quickly dissipates. No lacing. Aroma is caramel, green apple, spices, orange, dark fruits and a hint of sweet booze. Taste is caramel, green apple, raisins, spices, mild metallic notes and sweet booze. Mouthfeel is medium with sharp carbonation and a sweet , mildly warming finish. Enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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