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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,840 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,840
Reviews: 1,084
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 125
Gots: 271 | 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  rDev -1.7%

mtbdonn, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

jborg, Jul 01, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I absolutely love the deep rich amber hue of this ale. A touch cloudy, almost unfiltered in a way, it's somewhat iridescent. The head was thin, highly carbonated and fleeting.

The scent holds sweet apricot, raisin, plum, prune, date and fermented dried fruit. Very hearty in the nose it is strong and appealing.

The taste holds true to form with rich raisin at the front, sweet date, apricot and prune towards the middle; ending in a grape must/wine like quality at the end. The feel is full and substantial yet smooth.

Ommegang continues to impress me every time I try one of their ales and this is yet another fabulous addition.

KYGunner, Jul 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

LoveStout, Jul 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

MNBeerGeek, Jun 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

NappyB, Jun 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

mjh0527, Jun 29, 2013
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rlgard1, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

TheRealtor, Jun 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

ktuc, Jun 28, 2013
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PositivePest, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

mizx, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

gtermi, Jun 26, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at the Avenue in Allston.

Appearance: This beer poured a small head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank too.

Smell: Spicy, banana, clove, malty, yeasty esters, and bready.

Taste: Same as above with a little bitterness in the end.

Mouthfeel: Silky, creamy, smooth, low to medium carbonation, medium bodied, and a little tingly bitterness in the end.

Overall: Pretty solid BPA. Thought I had it before, but I guess not. Definitely will have more now.

Flounder57, Jun 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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DS31, Jun 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

RebornStussy, Jun 24, 2013
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 2,840 ratings.