mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: pours with a large off white head that stays. This sits atop a hazy amber brown body. Aroma is full of sweet spices; cardomon mostly but good orange and corriander very nice. Nice estery dark ftuits blend great with the spices, awsome aroma one of the best spice beer aromas i have had. Wow the flavor is great the mix of spices and dark fruits is fantastic. Some alcohol sneaks in yo let you know that you arw drinking a big beer.
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"I like the spices used here. The best word i can think of for this combo is alluring. A touch sweet, fruity, brown sugar spice as well. The mace and cardamom are sure interesting. If the feel was a little more robust I’d really really like this."
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours golden, taste is a nice zesty Belgian beer, very nice and full of flavour.
yiannnos (867) - , CYPRUS - AUG 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ blind tiger. Dark amber colour, Spicy caramel aroma. Fruity, caramel, belgian yeast flavour.
generallee08 (712) - New York, USA - MAY 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ommegang Adoration has a dark reddish tan color body with a hazy complexion. Its head is light tan in color, fades quickly and leaves very little lacing on the glass. The aroma is rich and full with a spicy character. It starts with bready maltiness then adds notes of coriander, clove, citrus peel, a touch of yeast and some mellow alcohol. The flavor full of complex spices hops and malt all in a solid medium to full body with lively carbonation. The base has dark dried fruity notes with sweet bready maltiness, yeast and mellow warm alcohol. The spices add the next layer of complexity and dryness with peppery notes, ginger, clove, coriander and citrusy orange peel. Hop flavor is complementary and adds its own spicy notes and more dryness. Hop flavor is most noticeable in the finish which is quit dry and has lingering spice and yeast notes. I normally don’t like overly spicy Christmas beer but this one works. Overall this one is outstanding. It has many different layers of flavor and is never dominated by just one spice.
TXBadger (1398) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very nice darker reddish color with off-white head. Spice, coriander, citrus zest, and some caramel malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice roasted note and a little toffee.
DrSilverworm (6478) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Clear amber red color. Thin ring of off-white head. Wow, really interesting aroma. Dark fruit, winter spices, and kind of caramely, something like ginger bread... That orange peel must have me thinking belgian noel beer. Moderate sweet taste, lightly spicy... Hides that 10% well, it works for this beer. Just a slight bit of warmth; reasonable amount of sweetness. Bigger body. Light, smooth lighter carbonation. Kind of slick texture, but it dries up a bit in the finish. Pretty impressive belgian-style winter ale. Very on-point, yet still creative and unique.
gsmitty80 (1803) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ugh, would be soo much better without the cardamom. Good alcohol which made things overcome the rest.
BelgianBeerGal (3198) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl C&C bottle from 2011, best by 2016. Pours a clear bronze color with a small khaki head and bubbly carbonation. The aroma reminds me of a quad with sweeter malt, molasses and some earthiness. Lots of spice in the flavor but also a strong malt backbone. Pretty tasty.
freeofthoughts (655) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark copper near brown with eggshell laying foam. Grainy sweet spiced Belgian aroma. Earthy musty Belgian grains, light funk thing with a lot of spices all over the wall. As it warms the sweetness rides with the spices and subdued them making it another and more approachable overall, pretty solid carbonation, lasting spice grainy dryness in finish.
thorongil2 (1242) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) hazy reddish amber colour with a tall brown head; aroma of spice, stewed fruit, orange; balanced, rich flavour, well hidden alcohol; nice