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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,708 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,708
Reviews: 1,078
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 120
Gots: 224 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000)
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

dwagner003, May 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Erice78, May 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Vogie, May 03, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +6.9%

Poured into an over-sized wine glass.
A - Pours a nice amber with a white head
S - Fruit, Cloves, sweet floral.
T - Well blended with hints of citrus, bitter apple, yeast. I notice some wheat. Subtle caramel malts. Sweet and spices are present.
M - Medium body, crisp and finishes dry.
O - Just getting back into BPA style and this is near the top so far. Another great Ommegang.

patpbr, May 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

ChrisSC, May 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

MaddDogg84, May 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

ryanpj, May 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

sodensp, May 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

blknikon, Apr 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

djs467, Apr 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

BeerPunk1312, Apr 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Jason1337, Apr 26, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev +6.6%

This is a great way to start your Belgian beer tour. Why start with Stella? In fact, don't. This NY beer is probably closer to the real Belgian beer taste than Stella has ever tried to be.

To start, Ommegang Rare VOS has a beautiful amber color, setting the stage for the full flavor that will follow. The nose is typical Belgian, which is a good thing, as you know you want to drink this. So to the taste... I love a full flavored beer, and as this is a pale ale, my expectations weren't too high. But forget expectations. This is not some great IPA (my favorite), but this IS a great beer. Will I get it again? Yes! Full flavor, great nose, lots of color and can you believe it is made in the USA?

Yeah, this is a good one.

hopheadhoward, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

dbrelsfo, Apr 21, 2013
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4.83/5  rDev +18.7%

Appearance: Poured into 12 oz tall Belgian chalice. Brilliant, bright amber. Medium-high carbonation. Luxurious, 3 finger whipped egg-white like head.

Smell: Bubble gum, clementine, honey

Taste: Complex soft citrus notes, bubble gum, orange, yellow and clear gummi bears, grains of paradise mixed in with a late, high AA hop edition

Mouthfeel: Low to medium body, a little sweet - not ultra crisp, not ultra silky - just "in the middle" - light spritz feeling without being as carbed as a Saison

Overall: My favorite Ommegang brew. I followed their pairing directions and have had it with pub food - pizza, wings, side of fries or onion rings - it really is a easy drinking, medium alcohol beer that is great at home or out at your favorite bar or restaurant. A nice introductory Belgian for newcomers to the various Belgian styles. The women in my family love this as well - a beer for everyone really and ranks in my top 10 favorite, ever.

CZs, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

gwiedman1, Apr 21, 2013
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PGVG, Apr 20, 2013
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DocG, Apr 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ClintonRalston, Apr 20, 2013
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 2,708 ratings.