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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,569 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,569
Reviews: 1,073
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 104
Gots: 174 | 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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drh1382

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-28-2011 03:52:33 | More by drh1382
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

5/5  rDev +23.2%

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AceMan

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-28-2011 01:13:03 | More by AceMan
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

11-27-2011 23:07:42 | More by deapokid
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

one of my absolute favorite beers, especially on tap. pours a slightly cloudy carrot colored orange with a lacey white head 2 inches thick. smells just a hint sour, with belgian yeast backing it up. a nice caramel malt sweetness meandering through as well. taste is crisp, and not like a classic amber, no residual sweetness to speak of, and a fairly sharp quick refreshing finish. this is a very well made glass of beer, and one that i wish was never empty. the nice finish, medium abv, and medium to light body make this a really drinkable beer. i find new ways to appreciate it every time i have one. just fantastic!

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 19:54:09 | More by StonedTrippin
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bluntedboywonder

New York

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-26-2011 22:17:57 | More by bluntedboywonder
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Bear World in Watertown.

A - Two finger fluffy white head on a hazy light copper body with decent carbonation. One finger of tight head doesn't seem to be dissipating. A nice chunk of lace remains.

S - Nice yeast, orange, a little spice, citrus peel.

T - Yeast character is nice, developing lot's of citrus esters. Orange and a light spice which is nice b/c I can't deal with alot of spice. Just a solid citrus and yeast character working together.

M - Nice moderate carbonation, medium body and a nice orange finish that lingers a bit.

O/D - A really solid offering from Ommegang. Their sessionable offering for sure. A nice example of the style by an American brewer.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 01:40:41 | More by tbeckett
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-25-2011 14:32:30 | More by Rochefort10nh
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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koo10t

Virginia

5/5  rDev +23.2%

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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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mctizzz

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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New York

5/5  rDev +23.2%

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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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beerman999999

New York

5/5  rDev +23.2%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +23.2%

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ElGallo

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +23.2%

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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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kevo237

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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dsauter

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Magery

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-20-2011 04:58:39 | More by Magery
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this in the Sugarbowl in Edmonton from a bomber. Poured into a Rare Vos branded schooner!

A - cloudy amber with a heaping finger and a half lightly tan head that leaves behind huge chunks of congealed lacing

S - very floral and fruity on the nose: canned apples, plumbs and a hint of strawberries right at the finish

T - nice sharp hops in the initial attack, though it doesn't last long before a big fruit backbone (plums and apples) takes over and dominates with some spiciness in the finish

M - medium bodied with lots of sharp carbonation; just a hint of booziness

D - nicely drinkable; concentrated but not overpowering

Great beer - nice for any time of year - cultured and elegant...:)

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 22:15:03 | More by DoktorZee
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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