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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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2,932 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,932
Reviews: 1,099
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 139
Gots: 328 | 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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3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy light amber with a fizzy cream head that dissipates somewhat quickly.

Slightly tart cherries, pear, and sweet caramel malt form the initial aroma, with Belgian yeast character adding complexity.

Sweet caramel lies at the base of this beer, more candy-like than malty. Buttery toffee segues into lightly sour cherry notes, which dry somewhat quickly in the finish. Somewhat of a vinous character comes to mind. Medicinal phenols emerge.

Body is moderate, with high carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

Very different brew. The phenols are somewhat offputting, and the buttery toffee caramel base dominates. The high carbonation robs the mouth of the flavor too early.

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3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Murky light amber with a frothy light tan head of about 2 fingers. Maybe not the most beautiful looking beer, but it does have fantastic lacing.

S- Fundy musk of Belgium yeast. Dirt with some clove. Some dark fruits with earthy hop character.

T- Funk from the nose with a nice, peppery spice undertone that was a terrific surprise that the nose failed to indicate. Pepper, phenols, coriander, and orange zest. Sweetness complements the damp musk, along with some herbal hops that generates a welcoming balance. A hint of some dark fruits- plums and grapes. Almost a bit medicinal

M- Light, refreshing, crisp as can be. High carbonation helps with the drinkability. Mid body bordering on full. Impressive feel to this one.

O- A different but welcomed change of pace from most Belgium and most ambers I have had. A mellow beer with a satisfying level of complexity. Didn't make me jump out of my seat, but good value that's worth a try

Bottled 3/6/13
Consumed 8/2/13
$6.99 for 750 ml

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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 2,932 ratings.