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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,594 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,594
Reviews: 1,076
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 105
Gots: 183 | 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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Ratings: 2,594 | Reviews: 1,076 | Display Reviews Only:
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rmehughes

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-14-2013 03:13:08 | More by rmehughes
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beersvh23

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-14-2013 01:29:49 | More by beersvh23
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Shatter

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-14-2013 00:21:54 | More by Shatter
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dgilks

Australia

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden colour with a small white head. Fair at best head retention.

Clove and banana dominates. The Belgian/German yeast aroma is what you get here. I quite like the overall picture.

A moderate body and medium fizziness. Intense but not well regarded

This is a good beer. The Belgian note are prominent and the flavours work. A really sid beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2013 07:26:06 | More by dgilks
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Bromine

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-12-2013 10:57:34 | More by Bromine
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soxandbeer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-11-2013 23:57:35 | More by soxandbeer
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vcoggins

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-11-2013 13:07:36 | More by vcoggins
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-11-2013 05:48:26 | More by twelveinches
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-10-2013 22:59:35 | More by JakerLou
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bigbeerfan

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17%

04-10-2013 16:58:10 | More by bigbeerfan
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gunpwdr

Virginia

3/5  rDev -26.1%

04-10-2013 01:32:28 | More by gunpwdr
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-09-2013 21:23:43 | More by CaptDavyJones
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BrotherDarryl

Texas

4.8/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best beers to be had. I found this as a three dollar beer pint night at the flying saucer. What a difficult name to remember though. Normally $5/pint. Good enough to make me want to sign up and make my first comment. The smell and the taste remind me of armangnac or calvados or perhaps an armenian brandy.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2013 01:40:05 | More by BrotherDarryl
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Duenan84

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-09-2013 01:24:43 | More by Duenan84
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20%

04-07-2013 22:20:53 | More by lccrunchy
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Hopmeplease

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-07-2013 13:44:09 | More by Hopmeplease
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AlbertVogler

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-07-2013 05:05:28 | More by AlbertVogler
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MystikCelt

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-06-2013 23:09:18 | More by MystikCelt
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wroywel

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-06-2013 21:02:35 | More by wroywel
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-06-2013 03:49:00 | More by bluerabbit
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HabiMendes

Rhode Island

4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I'll start saying that this beer is a winner. It pours as a beautiful amber beer, with a white, well-retained neck. The orange peel and spices are absolutely clear. It is so great. The palate has a caramelized malt, not at all sweet, showing wonderfully expressed pepper-like tones. The high carbonation, and the hops, well balanced with malt and spices, is what we expect from the style. The aftertaste brings us hops and... pepper! What a wonderful beer. Perfect for a more intellectual conversation (I'm sure the 6.5 ABV would help...).

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 03:37:09 | More by HabiMendes
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campfirebrew

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-04-2013 18:05:09 | More by campfirebrew
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-03-2013 23:53:47 | More by smartassboiler
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RyFikes

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-03-2013 18:55:55 | More by RyFikes
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Ommegang flute glass. Pours a coppery golden amber with a three finger white head with good retention and lacing. Pleasant aroma of clove, peach, pear and citrus fruit, light banana, enticing. Flavor is relatively muted compared to the aroma, with biscuit malt, caramel , finishing somewhat dry with a lingering dry caramel aftertaste with hints of hops. Medium bodied with hints of creaminess. An unusual flavor combination that is well integrated so that individual caramel, light fruit and yeast flavors reveal themselves and fade away during the taste. I greatly enjoyed this ale, as I have all of Ommegang's offerings.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 02:33:36 | More by LiquidAmber
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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