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RATINGS: 482   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
crhensel (138) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Poured a deep red with a paper thin cream colored head. Nose is heavy with winter spices and sweet citrus. Taste was unusually sweet at first then a sharp tang if spice and hops at the finish. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1418) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Lots of spices and a light citrus bouquet. Sweet malt, and a fine warming winter beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RevBFG (58) - - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours amber with a fluffy white head. Smells of herbs and Belgian yeast. Tastes like cherries -- sweet, smooth, and delicious. Very good winter brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
clueo (157) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Pours a medium brown color and has very little translucence. The smell is a perfect mixture of sweet citrus with a touch of spice. The taste is very clean and starts as sweet and finishes with a raison touch. An outstanding winter beer perfect for cold weather!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
On draught at Winking Lizard. Pours a cloudy copper-brown color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, fruit and spices. Full-bodied with flavors of earthy yeast, coriander and citrus. The finish is malty with a spicy yeast and banana aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (1049) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
A very good Abbey style. Pours a beautiful deep cloudy red with a tan head. Smells of herbs. Taste is full bodied, with the classic belgian yeast and cherries and malts. Tasted at the BevMo Holiday Beer Fest.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhatton (6) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
12 oz. bottle. Poured a deep reddish brown body with a thick tallow colored head. Heady aroma of spiced apricots and hints of cocoa. Subtle citrus and cherry flavors layered in sweet nutty overtones. Overall, a well-balanced chest warmer for the winter months.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (320) - New York, USA - NOV 9, 2014
On tap poured into a tulip glass..amber orange with a thin white head..aroma of spices,caramel,citrus,dark fruits...dry,malty,spicy taste..pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (783) - Dover, Delaware, USA - OCT 31, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours in reddish shade of brown, with about a finger and a half tan foamy head, leaving a nice even lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, malts and some yeast. Taste is sweet, boozy, lots of plums and raising notes. Very Belgian like, veRay enjoyable, but definitely a sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
outlawskies (428) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says. It is okay. High acid nicely malted 3.5 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1784) - - OCT 8, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-14-14- Poured from bottle into a tulip glass Appearance – The beer pours a hazed deep copper/mahogany color with a two finger tan colored head. Tons of smell carbonation bubbles can be seen streaming through the brew even in light of the hazed appearance. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading to leave tons of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of some sweeter fruit aromas of raisin and plum with other sweet smells of molasses and caramel. Along with these aromas are some chocolate and roasted malt smells as well as some aromas of spice and a bit of yeast. The spice smells are a nice mix of coriander, clove, dried orange peel, and a bit of nutmeg. Overall the brew has a very dark, fruity, and moderately spicy smell. Taste – The taste begins with a nice dark fruit flavor of raisin and plum with other sweeter flavors of caramel right from the start. Beyond these flavors are some bready and lightly roasted malt flavors. A lighter yeasty flavor is present from the start as well with it gaining intensity as the flavor advances. The spice flavors follow the yeast flavors quite well, with all the spices detected in the nose (coriander, nutmeg, clove, and allspice) all gaining strength as the flavor moves to the end. Some lighter orange peel flavors also come to be, as well as a moderately strong boozy taste. In the end the combination of flavors leaves a nice warming, fruited, and spiced Belgian strong dark flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side for a brew of 10 % abv with a carbonation level that is high and consists of tons of prickly carbonation bubbles. For the style, the thinner body and high carbonation are fantastic for the yeast, spice and fruit flavors of the beer, making for a crisper brew even in light of the high abv and richer dark fruity flavors. Overall – A highly spiced Belgian Strong dark with a moderate boozy but very drinkable taste. This was one I rather enjoyed.


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