1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,707 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,707
Reviews: 1,078
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 120
Gots: 223 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Rare Vos (Amber Ale) Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,707 | Reviews: 1,078 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%

A - very hazy amber with a tall soapy head that left random bits of lacing
S - very rich in belgian style fruity and spicy aromas with some subtle malty aromas
T - big flavour with an interesting mix of yeasty belgian flavours, sweet maltiness, with some perfumy hops and baked apple
M - big and bubbly belgian feel, sweet fruity full finish
O - labeled as a Belgian Amber ale, I will say that it hits the implied characteristics well, peaks the interest at what this style could be, a must purchase

joemcgrath27, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of dwoolley1
4/5  rDev -1.7%

dwoolley1, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -26.3%

rab53, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of blange3
4/5  rDev -1.7%

blange3, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1.7%

kjkinsey, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of LostHighway
3.5/5  rDev -14%

LostHighway, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of VikeMan
5/5  rDev +22.9%

VikeMan, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of OneEyedJack
5/5  rDev +22.9%

OneEyedJack, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of i3ei3s
4/5  rDev -1.7%

i3ei3s, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

brandoman63, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of chcfan
4/5  rDev -1.7%

chcfan, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -1.7%

JAHMUR, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of RedJim
5/5  rDev +22.9%

RedJim, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of drh1382
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

drh1382, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of cornucopia
5/5  rDev +22.9%

cornucopia, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of AceMan
5/5  rDev +22.9%

AceMan, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of deapokid
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

deapokid, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

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!

StonedTrippin, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of bluntedboywonder
5/5  rDev +22.9%

bluntedboywonder, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of tbeckett
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

tbeckett, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev -1.7%

nh2032, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of koo10t
5/5  rDev +22.9%

koo10t, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev -1.7%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -1.7%

djrn2, Nov 24, 2011
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 2,707 ratings.