Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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4.58/5 rDev +12.5%
I'll start saying that this beer is a winner. It pours as a beautiful amber beer, with a white, well-retained neck. The orange peel and spices are absolutely clear. It is so great. The palate has a caramelized malt, not at all sweet, showing wonderfully expressed pepper-like tones. The high carbonation, and the hops, well balanced with malt and spices, is what we expect from the style. The aftertaste brings us hops and... pepper! What a wonderful beer. Perfect for a more intellectual conversation (I'm sure the 6.5 ABV would help...).
04-06-2013 03:37:09 | More by HabiMendes
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
Poured into an Ommegang flute glass. Pours a coppery golden amber with a three finger white head with good retention and lacing. Pleasant aroma of clove, peach, pear and citrus fruit, light banana, enticing. Flavor is relatively muted compared to the aroma, with biscuit malt, caramel , finishing somewhat dry with a lingering dry caramel aftertaste with hints of hops. Medium bodied with hints of creaminess. An unusual flavor combination that is well integrated so that individual caramel, light fruit and yeast flavors reveal themselves and fade away during the taste. I greatly enjoyed this ale, as I have all of Ommegang's offerings.
04-03-2013 02:33:36 | More by LiquidAmber
4.26/5 rDev +4.7%
A- Pours a hazy amber with a frothy off-white head. head retention is excellent and it leaves thick sheets of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S- Clove, bready malt, and an underlying zesty fruitiness.
T- Orange zest, Corriander, clove, bready malt again. The finish has a slight hop bite and comes across dry.
M- Medium bodied and creamy. Carbonation is very lively and it adds a bit of depth to the beer.
O- Amazing. Try it.
03-28-2013 23:25:19 | More by silverking
4.4/5 rDev +8.1%
Picked up a single of this bottle after a quick visit to a grocery store. Been hearing a lot of great things about this one. Let's see how it is.
Appearance: Pours a golden, amber hum with a look of butterscotch. Provides and shows off a beautiful frothy, white, foamy head. So professionally done, it could've been a postcard inviting you to just dive in and enjoy the pure Belgian style. The lacing left behind is something that I've been looking for and this beer nailed it.
Smell: Can definitely notice a aroma of strong peach-like, fruity scent. Clove is also noticeable and what else pulls through is an undertone of Belgian yeast.
Taste: Has a great flavor of sweet malt and some nice touches of earth-based fruits and citrus zest. Also quite noticeable is a hint of peppery malt which actually helps support a bitterness of yeast that really actually ties this together and creates a well-balance of flavors. An underestimated hint of floral hops also comes into play. Enjoyed this beyond my early expectations. Its a combo of creamy and rich flavors
Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation. Sort of soft on the palate and semi dry on the finish.
Overall: Upon coming into this beer, I was told great things by beer lovers alike. I did come into this with an open mind and tried to stay as unbiased as possible. It far exceeded my expectations. The overall balance of sweet and bitter came together just right and provided me with a texture of just pure, Belgian style beer. I will be getting this beer again as a great session brew and would totally recommend this to anyone looking to expand into the Belgian beer market. Cheers!
03-25-2013 02:16:51 | More by DMXLOX22
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
Poured a slightly cloudy golden colour with a small white head and plenty of lacing.
The smell is cloves and pepper and coriander.
The taste is light malts, sweet with spices and very slight hop bitterness.
It's medium bodied with medium carbonation.
I really enjoyed this beer light and refreshing with enough flavour to keep me interested.
03-24-2013 20:16:31 | More by Dave1999
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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