Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by xabyss:
3.83/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
A: Pours a beautiful honey orange with two fingers' worth of quickly-dissipating head. Opaque body that, upon close examination, is teeming with carbonation. Not much in the way of lacing sticking to the glass.
S: Very fruity, very spicy, very Belgian. Lots of yeast in the aroma, as well as some caramel and sweet malt notes. Slightly peppery. Almost getting a hint of honey. Pretty interesting, but doesn't blow me away the way I want it to.
T: Again, quite spicy and fruity - like a semi-bitter apple flavor. Again, big yeast. It's weird - the same notes, more or less, as the nose, but I can't quite say the taste was expected. Light floral hops, especially in the finish, along with a touch of the ABV heat, though not much.
M: Medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Goes down easy enough. Feels a bit overcarbonated, but spot on for the style I suppose.
O: A solid example of the style.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2012 00:15:26 | More by xabyss
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3.9/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Golden straw, slightly cloudy with a copper glow featuring a nice thick firm head.
The nose is so pronounced! Baked apple, pecan pie, peach cobbler, caramel sauce, brioche and oak chips.
The palate is much softer having more fresh fruit such as golden delicious apple, pear, quince, hazelnut and salt water taffy.
The finish is moderate in length and the mouthfeel is very good, not great.
I sometimes feel like I am underwhelmed by some Ommegang beers because the quality is so high and expectations are beyond great for every offering. I was a touch thrown by the heightened aromatic profile versus the moderate palate complexity. This beer is quality, and so much better than some of the pretenders that seem to pop up every week that occupy these price points.
I am going to buy this offering again and cook up some wagyu burgers with coleslaw and vinegar potato salad, and see what this offering is really all about.
All in all, another solid beer in the Ommegang lineup.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 07:53:34 | More by vegassommelier
4.49/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
What a beer!!
Served in a "fancy glass" (which is what the bartender called it) at Vinetopia in Overland Park, KS. It was actually just a large tulip glass.
A: Rich, thick amber. Equal parts red, gold and brown. Beautifully rich colors and a thick, long-lasting head (my favorite kind, ahem).
S: Similarly rich, tons of malt and a very distinctive peaty earthiness that resembles a whiskey. Lots of caramel, rich roasted malts and maybe a sweet honey note as well.
T: Spicy, roasted malts laced with cinnamon, anise, pepper, honey and that wonderful peaty smoky whiskey like an Islay scotch. Thick and rich with tons of flavor. It's literally an assault. Probably one of the beers I've had packed with the most abundance of different flavors. Each sip has a different hint as it's warming to room temperature. Wonderful, wonderful thing.
M: Silky smooth with a dry finish that is very grainy and malty. A pleasant aftertaste. Hops are present but not overpowering. Some carbonation, but the thickness of the beer makes you welcome it dearly.
O: I loved this one. Will definitely order it again if I ever see it on another menu. Another draft that I really wish was local.
Serving type: on-tap
07-02-2014 22:54:49 | More by jsausley
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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