Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by ElijahRivera:
3.85/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
750ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass. I could not find a freshness date on the bottle.
A- Vibrant, rich copper color with some haze, and a huge creamy off-white head. Lots of carbonation, good head retention, and when it finally died down a bit it left some attractive lacing.
S- Spicy, malty, citrus in the nose. Really enjoyable bouquet of fruity, bready, and spicy sweet aromas.
T- There is a smooth subtle malt backbone that is overshadowed by a spicy, acidic tartness. It threw me off at first, because it is not what I remember this beer tasting like. It finishes dry and chalky and leaves a bitter aftertaste. I'm unsure how much I like it at this point in the reviewing process. I believe this bottle was fresh when I got it from the brewery after BCTC, and I've only had it for one month. I might have accidentally stirred up the yeast sediment too much, which could be negatively affecting the flavor. It just seems a little more acidic and unbalanced than I remember, but not necessarily worse off for it.
M- Really nice soft, smooth mid bodied mouthfeel with good carbonation.
O- Again, I think there is something off about this particular bottle of a beer that I am quite familiar with, but it was still enjoyable. It almost seems like a sour version of Rare Vos, which doesn't work quite as well as a fresh Rare Vos on draft.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2013 03:14:52 | More by ElijahRivera
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Deep amber hue with creamy white head that clings to the glass.
Smell: Distinct orange scent with hints of toasted malts and coriander.
Taste: Orange taste evident immediately, giving way to malts and ending with spice from the coriander.
Feel: Thin but not watery, very smooth.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 00:05:57 | More by BrewMakeMeFeel
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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