1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

Not Rated.
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Rare Vos (Amber Ale)

Educational use only; do not reuse.

2,969 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,969
Reviews: 1,103
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 144
Gots: 357 | 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

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Rare Vos (Amber Ale) Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,969 | Reviews: 1,103 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of fdig23
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of stephengraniero
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of mattparsons
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BK2084
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Gillisland
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BuckyFresh
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Enjoyed with zoso1967 and TCHopCraver.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, muted orange color with a two-finger off-white head. Great retention and decent lacing as well. Carbonation is not really visible due to the level of sediment in the glass.

Smell: Good malt body and a decent dose of a Belgian yeasty funk. There is a grainy, grassy element there as well, and a touch of citrus and pear to balance things out. I'm also picking up a slight plastic aroma.

Taste: Quite peppery and the yeasty Belgian funk shines through as well. Dark fruits are present, but to a lesser degree. Fairly light in texture - almost a bit watery in my opinion. It is easy to drink and finishes clean.

Mouthfeel: Light and smooth. An easy drinker with a clean finish. Just enough carbonation.

Overall: Good overall, but a little on the spicy side. I would have enjoyed a little more fruit influence and a bit more body as well.

Photo of danems64
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ckk527
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of slowdaddy
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of philmen
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jhhollier
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jstruzik
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Pinche_Oso
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of AndrewBV
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of gabeuop79
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Scotthuller
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Snodman
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of uturn
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Danobold
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Haven Gastropub in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a clear amber with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, caramel, and some fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty tasty and easy to drink.

Photo of robertgurley
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Alextricity
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Really nice brown color with a very noticeable haze to it. The head on it is really full and creamy.

Smell: It just smells Belgian. I get the Belgian yeast, maybe some prunes/raisins, and what really reminds me of olive brine in the background. It should be off-putting, but it isn't.

Taste: Just like the smell. I'm not used to the style, so it's very different for me, but it's oddly enjoyable. The yeast gives it that sourness you'd expect, and there's also, like I said, a briney taste to it.

Mouthfeel: Really the best part of it all. The creaminess/smoothness is very nice.

Overall, this isn't a bad beer at all ... it IS however very interesting for a newbie like myself. Quality stuff.

Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 2,969 ratings.