On the Eleventh Day of Christmas...

My true love gave to me... Ommegang Adoration! So excited to try this one...

Ommegang Adoration, 10% ABV: It was a day of beginnings! Their first Strong Winter Ale was featured at the 1st Annual Holiday Beer Tasting at the Lumberyard Tavern in Encinitas, California (hosted by yours truly!). Lots of caramel, candi sugar, orange peel, cardamon, cinnamon, and coriander with a bit of maple syrup. The crowd favorite for the evening, Adoration was loved for its warmth and holiday spice on that chilly evening.

I paired this one with a sweet-n-spicy BBQ Pulled Pork Slider topped with paper thin onion rings. The malty, caramel component of the beer brought out the BBQ pork sweetness, while the spices perfectly complemented each other. What a delicious combination!

This one is a must try for you Belgian lovers out there.

As always, Drink Craft Beer.

CHEERS!

Posted on January 3, 2012 and filed under Uncategorized.