Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by nhindian:
4.15/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle into Ommegang glass.
A - As it pours from the bottle into my Ommegang flute, it builds a spectacular 3 finger, foamy as hell head that lasts forever. Constant streams of heavy carbonation rush through the burnt orange colored body and replenish the head throughout. As the beer draws on, the head folds over into a thick cap that is still speckled with bubbles. The lace on this is as if it's glued to the glass. It just completely coats the sides and spiderwebs the length. It always impresses me how well Ommegang's beers present themselves.
S - Although this is classified as a Belgian Dark, I'm getting a lot of the characteristics of a Belgian Pale in the nose, including coriander, orange peel, banana, and some spice. However, I do also smell some darker elements like figs, plums, and even some apple. Very floral and effervescent. Finally, getting the typical grape bubblegum aroma typical to other Belgian styles. Impressive and inviting.
T - Much like the smell, I'm definitely getting some Belgian Pale qualities in the flavor profile. Fruit and orange qualities up-front, reducing to more fuller, peppery finish. Not as dry as crisp as a Pale, and certainly more robust. Throughout the taste I get a malt thickness that adds a bread quality.
M - Mouthfeel is medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. The bubbles help deliver the flavor throughout the mouth, but don't completely cleanse the palate, but in a darker Belgian I'm not really expecting them to.
D - Drinkability is high. Moderately low ABV combined with a complex and flavorful taste profile keeps this one in my hand often. Just a slight hint of alcohol in the aftertaste. Drinks quickly and beautifully!
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2010 03:37:06 | More by nhindian
More User Reviews:
3.51/5 rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Pours a light honey with a ridiculously big head. Took several minutes to go down enough to enjoy it.
S - Very light aroma. Lots of caramel and a slight floralness to it
T - Mild flavor. Hints of caramel, lemon, and rose. Seems to alternate between bitter and sweet and has a strong yeastiness on the finish
M - Medium body. Quite smooth while bubbly in the mooth.
O - A nice amber that is somewhat unique. The floral aromas and flavor set it apart from the rest.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 18:06:53 | More by Goosehunter75
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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