Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ommegang Seduction

Well, if you read my earlier post, you know how much trouble that I had getting this particular bottle of beer.  So the real question is, was it worth it?  Well, Woodman's was selling it at $16.75 per bottle! $16.75, really?  Most Ommegang beers sell for $12.50 a bottle, so was this worth the extra $4.25?  Probably not.. So on to my thoughts about the beer.

So, Ommegang says Seduction is:
Ommegang Seduction is lovingly brewed with six dark malts. Chocolatier Callebut  provides the chocolate, while Liefmans brings the cherries. This international romance is consumated with a full body, alluring aromas and flavors of Belgian chocolate, and tart
cherries. Seduction is an ale to be lovingly embraced.

Beautiful, rich and smooth, roasty and malty throughout, Seduction offers balanced chocolate-cherry notes, a bit of caramel sweetness, and a long, slow finish. Seduction is welcoming and warm-hearted, gently hopped and harbors no bitterness, leaving only a lingering glow.

I say:
Ommegang Seduction is a strong, porter with definite cocoa notes.  It was most certainly full bodied for a porter and it has delightful cocoa notes with a very subtle cherry flavor.  In fact I didn't taste the cherry at all until the porter warmed up to about room temperature.

It poured black, over a 44 on the BJCP color scale.  it was moderately carbonated, and poured a nice thick light brown head with excellent lacing.

It was a good beer, that I would have happily paid the standard $12.50 for, but at the $16.75 that Woodman's was charging, certainly not again.

That's all for this post, Happy Drinking!

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