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RATINGS: 518   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.


Schlaubee's rating

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Schlaubee (14) - - MAR 25, 2014
The smell is pretty good but there is something about this one I just donít like. I think the aftertaste is more like a weisse or a saison (beer types I do not like) than an ale.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle from Ferris - pours dark brown off white head - nose and taste of coriander, orange peel, cardamom, spice and cocoa - medium body

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sirmixsomewhat (169) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
This beer is exactly what I feel a lot of other beers try to be when they mix distinct flavors. This is equally spicy and sweet, but the flavors arenít in competition with each other and it makes for a fantastic beer. This is probably the best winter ale Iíve ever had that actively distinguishes itself from all other winter beers without going overboard and making some strange, gimmicky beer whose recipe will need to be altered every year.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (1071) - - NOV 24, 2015
reddish-brown color; nice spicy aroma; smooth with dark fruit, Belgian yeast, and lots of spice notes; a very complex, well balanced beer; lots going on, but it all blends together wonderfully; cardamom and corriander notes with hints of citrus

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9144) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Pour on tap at Busters on 28th, hazy golden orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big coriander, clove, lemon zest, some slight spicy, peppery notes into a bit of cinnamon, some caramel, and bready notes. Taste was dominated by spice, lemon, and lots of pepper, with nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, some slight fruit, finishing with caramel, toffee, and more spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (452) - 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 (1787) - 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 (916) - 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 (6480) - 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 (302) - - 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 (819) - 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.


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