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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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2,984 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,984
Reviews: 1,110
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 148
Gots: 380 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000

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Ratings: 2,984 | Reviews: 1,110
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3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Mahogany orange in color. Head is thin and concentrated with teeny tiny bubbles. Somewhat cloudy. I only let it settle for 30mins or so. it was stored on it's side in the fridge.

S - Spicy, peppery, clove. Very strong phenolic fermentation characteristics. Apricot.

T - Very spicey. Some sourness from the phenols which are front and center. Fruits turned from smelling light to tasting like dark fruits. Very yeasty and musty.

M - Thin and dry. Very very carbonated.

O - A nice and aggressive amber belgian ale.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
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!

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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