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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Rare Vos (Amber Ale)

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2,968 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,968
Reviews: 1,103
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 144
Gots: 354 | FT: 0
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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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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap this beer pours a fairly clear dark amber color, with a smallish head, decent retention and good lacing. Aroma is fruity and yeasty, typical Belgian-style complexity; faintly sweet, spicy, lots of apple cider notes.

Delicious flavor is led by that distinct apple cider flavor, light sourness, moderate sweetness, restrained hops. Nice yeasty spiciness. Finishes dry.

Medium body and lively carbonation; feels alive and very smooth in the mouth. Short aftertaste with just a hint of booze along with diminishing sweet and tart apple flavor.

This beer is really nice on tap; it’s been a long while since I’ve had the bottle but I’ll buy one soon and see if I like as much as I enjoyed the draft version.

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4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap poured into pint glass at Bombers in Schenectady, NY. Nice...they give you quite a pour for such a pricey brew...thank you!
Pours a brown ish amber cloudy haze. Little head, but really nice aroma of slight malts and belgian yeasts.
Great flavour...mild, but just enough Belgian flavor to not be overwhelmed. A very approachable BPA, especially for a casual beer drinker looking to expand on the usual; but also appeals to the finer side of beer...good brew.

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ozbottle to an Ommegang Tulip glass.

Pours a hazy burnt orange with a classic belgian style 3 finger head that settles to a bold thick and frothy lace that slimes its way up and down the glass. Banana bread meets orange peels, meets sweet fruity spices, with a touch of hop for balance all fill the nose. Creamy orangesicle wrapped in a banana peel on the tongue. Orange and spice and vanilla and a yeasty banana tone with a lemony tart finish. Medium bodied, high carbonated, creamy smooth easy to get lost in beer. Great beer by Ommegang, Rare Vos is an absolute favorite of mine, just a truly fine BPA.

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4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"Sly Fox" - big, bold, and beautiful amber.

A - Gorgeous amber color that pours very hazy with plenty of yeast collecting at the bottom. One of the best lacings I have seen - eggshell white, perfect.

S - Sweet malts, grains, spicy notes, with plenty of ripe fruits (orange peel and maybe some grapes).

T - Damn. Spicy, peppery notes on the tongue at first, some flavorful yeasts in the back of the mouth next, and plenty of delicious malts in the middle. Finishes with a nice, crisp citrus zest (clementines) and just a bit of hop-bitterness to balance it out. This is one outstanding beer.

M - Plenty of carbonation, finishes clean. Very sessionable.

Ommegang proves again that their "Belgian-style" isn't a joke. This is one of the best, if not the best, Belgian-style you can get without actually getting a plane ticket to Bruxelles. This is incredibly flavorful but subtle, sweet but finishes cleans, and plenty of Belgian yeasts to keep every sip interesting. Love this beer.

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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 2,968 ratings.