Ommegang Adoration Ale
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Reactions and Insights and Confessions
I’ve gone a little rogue with the calendar. My friend Steve helped me cart the beer from Philadelphia to NYC and I haven’t yet found time to retrieve the five beers he has (his apartment is 40 minutes away). So I’ve messed up the order. Chris didn’t want me to drink two Belgian Strong Dark Ales in a row, but I did. It went fine.
But I’m also behind! It’s hard to fit at-home drinking into my regularly scheduled holiday drinking. There may need to be some guest entries, or some late-in-the-game speed drinking. We’ll see.
Anyway, Adoration Ale is good. I can tell it’s good. It’s spicy and flavorful, yet refined. It’s not a heavy hitter. But I’m just not into this style of beer.
Would I drink a case of it?
OK, but would I drink a six-pack of it?
No. I meant to have another catch-up beer after this, but I found myself feeling very sleepy. 10%!
Did it contribute to my holiday spirit?
Yes. I watched an episode of Downton Abbey on PBS while I drank it, and the beer made the show a little better. I remember not minding the last season when it was new, but it was actually pretty bad, wasn’t it? I would like to propose that Mr. Bates die in an accident or get murdered.
It’s a tasteful, attractive label that says, to me, “Good beer for grown-ups.” I expect nothing less from Ommegang. 9/10