Ommegang Adoration Special Winter Ale

Ommegang Adoration Special Winter Ale

Rated 3.714 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Brewery Ommegang

Cooperstown, NY, United States

Style:  Spiced Beer

10% Alcohol by Volume

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Adoration is a traditional winter ale, brewed it 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. Ale brewed with spices: Corriander, Cardamom, Mace, Grains of Paradise, Sweet Orange Peel

ID: 37179 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Overall Rank972
Overall Percentile97.9
Style Rank16 of 1204
Style Percentile98.7
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.892
Weighted Score3.714
Standard Deviation0.419

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  • CYBERCAT 9448 reviews
    rated 3.8 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Comes out of the tap a dark opaque reddish coppery-amber with a fine-bubbled light tan head. Aroma is malty and a little fruity, the latter mainly apple. Flavor is fruity and malty, and just a little bit honey-sweet. Texture is smooth and slightly tingly.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.5 7 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Clear copper pour, medium creamy head, ample lacing. Salted caramel, slight spices - nutmeg, hint of cinnamon - ripe pitted fruits, vanilla, earthy goodness in the nose and palate. Rich and very satisfying. Better than expected.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.3 7 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    A bright amber colored beer with a big frothy textured off white head rising robustly above. There's good hang time on the head, settling eventually into a nice lacing of film and cap/ringlet. Bold nose, even bolder, though not offensively profile of spices, mostly pepper and a backdrop of caramel. Effervescent and easily drinkable.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.8 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    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.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A very clear, amber orange beer, nice to look at but almost no head. Aroma is a sharp pungeant experience, very lively. Mouthfeel is very fizzy but not light. Flavor is much milder than expected but not bad by any means. Nice spice notes with a dry finish.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Gave this one a go, and while spiced beers aren't normally something I dig the Adoration came across as one of the better examples I've recently had. A thick, dark Belgian Strong worked well with the medley of spices. Would make a great winter warmer.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    intrigued by this beer when i first heard about it .. . dark brown, very good foam .. . like a spiked Christmas pudding .. . orange, ginger, xmas pudding, and brandy dominate .. . fun and fulfilling.. . talking intocuh budcar webcam penguins .. . a very very nice xmas brew, i love this abortion ale .. . wait, what? .. . satin finish? -glossy.. damn!

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    750ml bottle. Pours a ruby light brown with a medium creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass a little.

    The aroma is sweet caramel and chocolate malts, molasses, some dark fruits and a little spicing.

    The flavor is sweet bready malts with some fruits, a little roast and some spices (grains of paradise?) and a dry yeasty light bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of sharp carbonation.

    Overall, a nice beer. It's a little on the sweet side, but I liked it and thought the spices worked well. First sips cold are some of the best.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 4.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Pours medium brown with a fluffy tan head. Good lacing. Aroma is spicy. Mouthfeel is bright with a bit of a tingle. Expected spices are prominent but not overwhelming. Nice.

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 2.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Dec. 2009 - Okay, I hate these spice-laden brews. This one wasn’t as bad as I feared it would be, but I still didn’t like it. This reminded me more of an overly spiced witbier with the orange peel and cardamon noteable. Ommegang has yet to come up with a new beer that compares to their traditional lineup.

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