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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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StuartT818

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-03-2014 01:49:38 | More by StuartT818
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jsausley

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What a beer!!

Served in a "fancy glass" (which is what the bartender called it) at Vinetopia in Overland Park, KS. It was actually just a large tulip glass.

A: Rich, thick amber. Equal parts red, gold and brown. Beautifully rich colors and a thick, long-lasting head (my favorite kind, ahem).

S: Similarly rich, tons of malt and a very distinctive peaty earthiness that resembles a whiskey. Lots of caramel, rich roasted malts and maybe a sweet honey note as well.

T: Spicy, roasted malts laced with cinnamon, anise, pepper, honey and that wonderful peaty smoky whiskey like an Islay scotch. Thick and rich with tons of flavor. It's literally an assault. Probably one of the beers I've had packed with the most abundance of different flavors. Each sip has a different hint as it's warming to room temperature. Wonderful, wonderful thing.

M: Silky smooth with a dry finish that is very grainy and malty. A pleasant aftertaste. Hops are present but not overpowering. Some carbonation, but the thickness of the beer makes you welcome it dearly.

O: I loved this one. Will definitely order it again if I ever see it on another menu. Another draft that I really wish was local.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2014 22:54:49 | More by jsausley
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Simko1209

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-02-2014 16:59:15 | More by Simko1209
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stomioka

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-01-2014 00:20:26 | More by stomioka
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Svyturys30

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-30-2014 13:54:58 | More by Svyturys30
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Skillz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-30-2014 04:41:09 | More by Skillz
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cheah

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-30-2014 00:48:24 | More by cheah
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avwrite

California

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Great amber color. Very froth. Nice medium color, like caramel. Also, bottle presentation was very impressive. Felt like I was drinking champagne.

S - Nice light smell. Was expecting something smoky, but turned out to be a nice surprisingly sweet smell.

T - Not exactly super hoppy as I was expecting out of a stronger beer. Still, crisp, smooth taste.

M - Great taste going down.

O - Surprisingly crisp and light. Not what I was expecting, nonetheless, still great.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 00:09:44 | More by avwrite
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zdauber

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-29-2014 19:51:51 | More by zdauber
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-29-2014 18:50:24 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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klittle250

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-29-2014 14:24:18 | More by klittle250
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-29-2014 01:11:25 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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yurymetelski

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-28-2014 21:01:34 | More by yurymetelski
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-28-2014 08:00:26 | More by InfernoBoss
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blackcompg

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Even a careful pour easily gives 3 fingers of lovely rocky golden head, body is a brilliand hazy amber with a slight pink/red hue,

Smell - Big nose of belgian yeast, mild citrus especially orange and tangerine, very light banana, a whiff of pear and ripe plum, and a lovely fresh breadiness behind it all.

Taste - This is delicious. What a great balance of: belgian yeast, with hints of spices like coriander and a hint of nutmeg, soft citrus and banana, crisp under-ripe pear, and a touch of peach pits. The quaff is a perfect balance of all of the above, while the finish finds the fruitiness taking a back seat to the yeast and spices, and finishes on the dry side, where the hint of peach pit bitters, and the fruitskins and yeast provide a slight pucker.

Mouthfeel - Just below a medium mouthfeel here, the carb is a major component here, and is almost an explosion of tiny edged champagne bubbles that add a wonderful bright crispiness to each quaff, and lasts long into the finish.

Overall - Delicious, balanced, complex, effervescent, bright, dry.. just awesome, and a wonderful belgian pale ale that I will not hesitate to purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 03:12:44 | More by blackcompg
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twonder23

Ohio

3/5  rDev -26.1%

06-26-2014 21:25:08 | More by twonder23
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-26-2014 05:10:30 | More by Jasoncolliver
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Ristaccia

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-26-2014 01:45:11 | More by Ristaccia
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Rhody1

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-26-2014 00:28:34 | More by Rhody1
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Victor

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-25-2014 22:45:11 | More by Victor
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midlifec

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-25-2014 22:25:26 | More by midlifec
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milk93rd

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-25-2014 19:14:38 | More by milk93rd
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hurshybear

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-24-2014 16:02:53 | More by hurshybear
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-24-2014 06:44:00 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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Kborgjr


4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-24-2014 05:10:09 | More by Kborgjr
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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