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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Rare Vos (Amber Ale)

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,969 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,969
Reviews: 1,103
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 144
Gots: 355 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000

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Photo of RiverCityBeerGuy
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwps214
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaemeno3
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tds101
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Teenieyogini76
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Classic Belgian style ale. Very good

Photo of Alking956
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of target88
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith27614
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spreetaper
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrunEngr
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Staro
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mflamar
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sangmin
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zach122
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of almostjay
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VashonGuy
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tfurnari10
4.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy dark amber with a moderate amount of bubbles. Huge gushing four finger white head which slowly settles into a thinner foam layer.

Smell: A yeasty, fruity, and fairly sweet Belgian style aroma with hints of spice, dark fruit, and caramel. Belgian yeast with big hints of clove, peppers, funk, cinnamon, and coriander. Toasted malt with hints of sweet caramel, straw, grains, and biscuit. Big mix of fruit esters with hints of banana, apple, pear, orange, and lemon zest. Sweet hints of candied sugar. Hops are pretty faint. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a nice yeasty, fruity, and sweet Belgian style amber taste with good notes of spice, fruit, and caramel malt. Upfront Belgian yeast with notes of clove, funk, peppers, cinnamon, and coriander. Soft toasted malt with notes of caramel, grains, straw, and biscuit. Fruit notes of apple, banana, orange, pear, and lemon. Sweet taste of candied sugar. Light notes of flora hops. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a high level of carbonation. Spicy, juicy, and prickly. Finishes dry.

Overall: A great take on a Belgian style ale. Good mix of spices and fruit flavors with a nice touch of toasty malt.

Photo of Matonika
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a goto for me it is mellow easy drinking. Citrus notes very low bitterness. It has a touch more caramel then I would like . Like a Caramel orange which is different but it is really good with food it did a bang up job with Thai spicy noodle.

Photo of JayGlogovsky
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very very tasty beer, first one I've enjoyed from this brewery

Photo of widiablo
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dwmson1
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 2,969 ratings.