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RATINGS: 505   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gamin (121) - Brockport, New York, USA - 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 (484) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
weissblau (19) - - JAN 11, 2015
Pours amber to brown with fine, lacy head. Not overpowering in odor but pleasant, with stone fruit and malt predominating. Velvety moth feel. Sweet and rich taste. This is like a mild Quad. Very pleasant beer. Hides the hefty alcohol content well.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
strap (503) - 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 (133) - 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" I’ve had. Also quite powerful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1401) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Ommegang Adoration has a thin-to-medium cream-colored head, very little lacing, a murky, rust-orange appearance, and lots of tan chunks floating about. The aroma is of assorted spices, spiced bread or cake, dark fruits, such as raisin, and low bitterness. Sweetness and alcohol abound. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Ommegang Adoration finishes semi-wet and somewhat boozy. RJT

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TonyDiUlio (652) - 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 (2269) - 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) ’09

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
crossovert (8330) - 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 winter’s night. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-17-2010 03:30:11

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