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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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gamin (107) - - DEC 22, 2013
Sweet, spiciness, and bananas on the aroma. Warming and pleasant with a lot of fruitiness as it goes down. If you want to understand what a Belgian holiday ale is, this is the one to get. One of my desert island beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (449) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Tap at heyday in small goblet. Dark red with smooth white head. Alcohol and dark fruit in nose. Heavy dark fruit and alcohol sweetness. Nice smooth finish with a bit of spice. Excellent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
strap (459) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 6, 2012
caramel in appearance. sweet aroma of oranges and coriander. good blend of spices, sweet and delicious. some alcohol warming, got better with every sip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JCM3 (5) - Maine, USA - APR 6, 2012 does not count
Got one for Christmas 2011. With 10% Alcohol volume I was expecting a pretty strong winter style ale but instead found a strong but very easy drinking beer with very pleasant spices. Would not want one in July but found it great on a cold snowy night.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bagalagalaga (122) - Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2014
This one is loaded with wintery goodness, makes a great Christmas present! All the spices and sweet maltiness are perfect together, it blows away every other "winter ale" Iíve had. Also quite powerful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TonyDiUlio (650) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2009
What a delicious brew. Had it last night at Belgian Cafe. Sweet aroma of orange and corriander. Sweeter taste than any strong ale I have had before. Its body was a dark amber color, medium head. Really a great drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Christmas-spiced aroma (similar to harpoon winter warmer). Apple cider color. A nice spiced Belgian dark ale...excellent winter beer! Notes: Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest (Boston) í09

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
crossovert (7878) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
750ml corked and caged bottle. It pours beautifully to start. It is a nice dark plum/fuchsia with a big foamy tan head that billows high. It sticks for a nice while as well. It smells pretty nice as well. I would have perhaps dropped the cardamom, but overall it smells very wintry and spicy. The spices really take over in this one. There is a nice underlying sweetness, but it is mostly herbal/spice. The flavor continues with the spice. Again the Cardamom is up front. The mace and grains of paradise add a nice spiciness and the coriander gives it that spicy body. The orange peel is an addition to the sweet malt with lacks any sort of bitterness. It really is a winter warmer; Cuddling up with this beer is the ultimate relaxation on a cold winterís night. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-17-2010 03:30:11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fireyforce (9) - - NOV 15, 2011 does not count
Got a 750ml bottle from the store down the street. Pours a medium brown, with a light head. Very similar to the Ommegang Abbey Ale, but it has more citrus and is definitely something that would be good on a cold winter night. A mix of citrus and earthy flavors, with raisin and clove.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Ommegang Adoration is a dim, cloudy brown ale with a light beige head thatís smooth and elastic with pretty good retention. It has kind of a sweet aroma, with notes of raisins, prunes, cherries, figs and lots of spices. Itís pretty full bodied and quite smooth. The finish is tidy. It tastes pretty sweet, fruity and spicy. Itís kind of like a spice cake, with lots of dried fruit, especially prune. As it warms up, the cardamom really comes out. It reminds me of Trois Pistoles, but spiced. I like it a lot.

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