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
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4/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- Pale amber body with some hints of orange. Mostly hazy with some light coming through, but no visibility. Foamy light tan head that lingers around for some time.
S- Bready malts, some sweet bread, a hint of earthy grains, just a touch of sweet syrup.
T- Somewhat sweet with lots of malt. Some caramel, some earthiness, lots of grainy bread flavors. A dash of nuttiness to it as well.
M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, somewhat creamy and bready.
O- A nice amber with hints of Belgian yeast coming through. A great change of pace from the over-hopped amber trend.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 00:42:16 | More by stephenjmoore
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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