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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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Rare Vos (Amber Ale)
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2,794 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,794
Reviews: 1,081
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 122
Gots: 250 | 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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Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Orangish-bronze; cloudy; big frothy head dissipates quickly, but held ok due to tulip glass

Aroma: Belgian yeast with candy; spices; and pepper; apricot

Taste: Tart apricot up front with classic Belgian Ale yeast; spice and pepper in the mid; finishes semi sweet; overall thin mouthful, but well balanced; better as it warms

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of VictorWisc
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

VictorWisc, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Riik3
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Riik3, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Eazy28
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Eazy28, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of JMUbrewz
4/5  rDev -1.7%

JMUbrewz, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

ObeMaltKinobee, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of utopiajane
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a reddish amber with a little haze and smells mildly fruity, orange with hints of spice. It’s creamy with a big head, but almost no retention. Good lacing and the taste is smooth . Again Ommegang has the made the perfect dubbel in that you can taste no alcohol except a touch in the finish. Little pepper on the nose and it’s a little on the thin side. Sweet yeasty malty, soft on the carbonation with a slightly sticky, dry finish. Although the hops are not up front on the palate they balance nicely with the malt and this beer is very delicious without tasting too heavy. Ommegang never fails to delight and this is a superb and contemporary Belgian Pale Ale.

utopiajane, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of dksl16
3.5/5  rDev -14%

dksl16, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

GraduatedCashew, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of freebirdbm14
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

freebirdbm14, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of 510a
4/5  rDev -1.7%

510a, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of backphish
3.5/5  rDev -14%

backphish, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Madubz
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Madubz, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of PeteRiz
4/5  rDev -1.7%

PeteRiz, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of ripweblo
3.5/5  rDev -14%

ripweblo, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of gkjhawk
3.5/5  rDev -14%

gkjhawk, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of JayQue
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great beer. Huge aroma and flavor and low enough abv where you are still functioning after enjoying it. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my Chimay goblet. Nice hazy yellow/orange color with a medium delicately bubbly off-white head. Head retention is good, not much in the way of lacing.

Aroma is powerful and appealing. Belgian yeast, malt, spices (coriander and black pepper) light fruit (grapes, pears). I would expect this level of aroma only in a more powerful beer,

Taste is more of the same. The yeast and spices are the strongest flavors. I believe I can taste the Grains of Paradise as well although that flavor is stronger in Sam Adams Summer Ale. Once again, the flavor profile far exceeds what I would expect in a beer well under 9% abv.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. There is no alcohol burn like you would expect in any Belgian style beer this flavorful.

I highly recommend this beer.

JayQue, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Lscovel
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Lscovel, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Treyliff
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Ommegang tulip

A- pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a huge rocky, foamy and pillowy head that sustains even five minutes after the pour. As the head finally dissapates, it leaves thick patches of lace behind, just as a Belgian pale ale should

S- characteristic Belgian yeast aromas provide slight phelonic note,with notes of clove, earthy & musty yeast and light fruity notes

T- light fruity notes compliments the Belgian yeast with some peppery accents, and slight phelonic flavors. The malt is dry and cracker-like and the hops are subdued but noticeable. The finish is dry with more phenols.

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish

O- a great Belgian pale that is always available. This paired very well with roasted quail. Always a good choice on its own or with food.

Treyliff, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jkane101, Jun 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

SebD, Jun 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Rihup, Jun 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Swanson, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of calcutron
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

calcutron, Jun 03, 2013
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 2,794 ratings.