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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,585 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,585
Reviews: 1,076
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 105
Gots: 179 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000)
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Reviews by demcorhip:
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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance
Clear, tawny amber brew with hues of copper. Nice creamy offwhite head formed on the pour and wanted to stick around. Once the head settled down a bit the thick lacings were there to appreciate in this decently carbonated brew.

Aroma
Malty scents of toast and caramel greeted the nose. An earthy grassiness, a hint of citrus, and a touch of sourness and clove were also present.

Taste
Toasted bread enhanced with a mild caramel sweetness complimented by a very pleasant floral earthiness, with a hint of lemon and an even lesser hint of clove. Intriguing and pleasant undertones of leather and tobacco revealed more of their character as this one warmed during drinking this fine ale.

Mouthfeel
This was a smooth and almost creamy light-medium bodied ale. A nicely balanced complex brew with depth and substance without an in your face attitude.

Drinkability
This is a very tasty and drinkable complex brew. Would make for a great all night savouring session brew, and while deep and complex is also an approachable beer and as such would make good crossover fare. I will be drinking this one again.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2006 13:16:30 | More by demcorhip
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750ml bottle poured into Ommegang chalice glass

A - Medium bright, honey dark gold in hue. Two finger head on pour that subsides very slowly.

S - Floral notes with a little basil or kalamata olive coming through. Very interesting aroma.

T - Lemony, floral, and crisp, a unique amber that is complex yet light and refreshing.

M - Silky and full with a very crisp and refreshing finish.

O - Unique and refreshing amber, effervescent and crisp, solid summer choice.

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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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