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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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2,838 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,838
Reviews: 1,084
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 126
Gots: 270 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000)
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4.59/5  rDev +12.8%

750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a hazy dark honey amber color. Forms about 3 fingers of a firm thick head with great retention. (4.75)

S: Caramel malts, bready. Citric hints, orange zest. Floral hops, syrupy, and peppery hints. (4.75)

T: A bit spicy, sweet. Citrusy, follows the nose on the orange and light hints of lemon. Nutty, moderately bitter. Dry and yeasty in the end. (4.5)

M: Medium-bodied, very rich and refreshing. Perfect carbonation, somewhat creamy. (4.5)

O: I would drink this over Three Philosophers or Tripel Perfection any day, absolutely love this brew. Very rich and refreshing. (4.75)

carlos_fleico, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Lots of orange flavor.Easy to drink. Flavor galore. Would drink again.

dpollitt, Nov 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

A- Body of the beer is a hazy but bright looking copper color. Very orangy as well, It started off with a pretty ridiculously big and frothy head. Over the course of drinking the beer, it died to a pinky size rim. Nice legs, even at 6.5%. They clung to the sides of my tulip glass and looked pretty as they fell. Not a lot of vibrant carbonation, but some is present.

S- Spicy from the grains of paradise. Coriander as well. There is almost a pepper spice in there as well (that might be the grains of paradise). Big orange peel. Lemony in the background. Caramel malts are detected. Sweet like most Belgian beers that have some kind of added sugar to them. Earthy and yeasty with the typical Belgian funk. Has a noble hop kind of biscuity note. Not hoppy overall.

T- Spices and orange. Carmel malt is lighter than in the smell, but I'd say this beer has a wonderful malt backbone. There is some kind of pepperiness in there. This beer isn't hoppy, but it's got a very nice earthy, grassy, funky, SLIGHTLY sour bitterness going on. It's a fairly dry beer in the finish. It finishes yeasty, funky and sour with black pepper before it dries. Very excellent beer.

M- The Rare Vos in medium in feel. It is a very refreshing beer. I can why this style is considered sessionable in Belgian cafes. There is a minimal amount of sticky sweetness. I have no problems with it's drinkability. This stuff is extremely easy to put down.

I usually find I don't like Belgian Pale Ales for some reason, but the Rare Vos is an awesome brew! It would be good with a lot of different types of meats and cheeses. The heartier the food, the better with this one. Go get yourself some Rare Vos and experience a massively flavorful and easy drinking Belgian Pale Ale!

ThomasMetal75, Nov 16, 2014
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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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