Ommegang Adoration Ale
Since Ommegang, from NY, is a Belgian-style brewery, they brewed their winter seasonal, Adoration, in the Belgian-style: dark, strong, malty and spicy. Spices used in this beer include coriander, cumin, mace (don't worry, not spray mace...mace, the spice, is a type of nutmeg), cardamom and grains of paradise. This beer definitely has a dark side, but even at 10% ABV, it's very smooth. Almost too smooth. Don't get me wrong though...you can definitely taste some booze in this one. I love trying the great beer that comes out of this brewery because it stands up to the great beer of Belgium but it's even fresher because it's made a state away from me.
Overall Rating: A- (10 Lords-a-leaping)