Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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4.25/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle into stemmed crystal goblet. Very classy label design, bold yet not loud. Huge off-white head, took a while to pour this bottle, and the head reduces to a moderate cap with some lacing evident as the beer is drunk. Clear amber honey color though not sparklingly brilliant.
Aroma almost surprisingly sweetly malty with citrus, hint of cloves, almost hefeweizen-like plus a bit of peppery spice. Taste is an initial hit of crisp carbonation, then a bit of a zesty citrus lemony tang, a grape soda note, then a yeasty cinnamon raisin roll maltiness that lasts. As it warms up a wheatiness asserts itself more in the taste. Just the lightest almost imperceptible hops citrus rind bitterness tries to creep in but then almost obscured by a light spiciness like liquorice and pepper.
Medium to medium light bodied mouthfeel after the initial carbonation passes. Very heavily slanted toward the malty side without assertive hops. Somehow, even by decanting and not pouring the sediment, this reminds me a bit of a hefeweizen but amber with a touch of spiciness and raisins/dark dried fruit. Quite good, a little surprising to me for some reason.
Serving type: bottle
09-13-2010 20:57:24 | More by milkbaby9
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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
91 out of 100 based on 2,569 ratings.