RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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. Youll understand why we couldnt name it anything else.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PBoegel (29) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2010 bottle sampled 12/28/11. 750 ML bottle poured into a tall tulip. Alcohol mellows nicely in 16+ months. Spices take over and in some ways could be dialed back some to allow fermentation character to shine more. Spices are prominent on the mid palate and finish. Alcohol still shows in the finish and actually serves to cut through some of the spices. Medium bodied and sweet yet well carbonated. Good palate balance for the heft and spice of the beer. A bottle is certainly better for two, but not remotely undrinkable in that regard. This ale is likely at its peak between 8 - 12 months in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5898) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle (12 oz) bought at Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Clear deep copper with a medium off-white head, good retention, leaving little lacing. Aroma is of toasted malts, caramel, nice peppery Belgian yeast, raisins and red fruits. Taste is moderately sweet with caramel, toasted malts, nice alcohol warmth, raisins, mild to moderate spiciness, red fruits and mild herbalness. Medium to full body. Medium carbonation. A tiny bit sirupy mouthfeel. Warming finish from both spices and alcohol. Ommegang rarely disappoint and this beer makes no exception as its really well-executed and complex with a nice malth depth and a quite flavorful profile. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1721) - - JUL 11, 2016
750ml corked bottle. Belgian yeast aroma with notes of dark fruit, orange peel, coriander and a little bit of booze. Pours reddish-caramel colored with a thin tan head with decent retention and excellent lacing. Starts with sweet dark fruit and orange peel citrus flavors. Finishes quite smooth with Belgian yeast spiciness as well as coriander, other spices and some booziness as the very end. Nice Belgian dark.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Pours a darkish red/brown. Aromas of spice, coriander, yeast, and alcohol. Flavor has an alcohol taste to it, mixed with a nice smokey dark fruit. Also has strong hints of spice and orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (3283) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
O, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dguste le 7/24/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : orange-cuivre. Apparence : claire.
Arme : Levures fruites (petits fruits, notes dagrumes) et pices (poivre, coriandre), lger de crales sucres, traces de gomme balloune.
Got : Entre de bouche : Got de levures moyennement fruites (cerises, notes de raisins rouges) et assez pices (coriandre, poivre). Un lger de crales est prsent avec un lger got de pain, dalcool, de houblon herbeux et quelques traces de sucre brun.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : plutt leve. Texture : lgrement huileuse. Finale : moyenne, compose dune lgre amertume dalcool, de houblon herbeux et dpices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (4999) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAR 16, 2016
This was poured into a Corsendonk chalice. The appearance was a hazy burnt/ruddy brown color with a quickly dissipating slim finger-ed white foamy head. Thin speckled lacing slides into the beer at a decent pace. The smell starts off with sweet Belgian sugars, end up sliding into some Belgian spices. Light citrus and some cocoa powder. The taste was basically the same with a sweet ruddy breadiness to it. Sweet Belgian sugars bounce into the aftertaste and gives a quick dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a fair sessionable to sipping feel about it. Carbonation feels good, somewhat light. Smoothness creates a slight stickiness on my tongue. Overall, no wonder they call it "Adoration," what an absolutely wonderful Belgian strong ale. I know Id have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sirmixsomewhat (266) - 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 arent in competition with each other and it makes for a fantastic beer. This is probably the best winter ale Ive 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (1531) - Beckley, USA - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9567) - 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.

   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.

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