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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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2,731 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,731
Reviews: 1,079
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 120
Gots: 234 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000)
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appearance: dark copper

smell: pleasant with slight hops

taste: deep ale, full flavor

mouthfeel: good carbonation and very tasty

drinkability: very easy and smooth

CampusCrew, Oct 23, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into Weyerbacher tulip. Best by 6/2013.

A - Pours a rustic copper with a one and a half finger everlasting head. Very hazy, allowing very little light to pass through. Sticky rings of lacing remain on the glass. This is what I think a beer in this style should like.

S - Smells of belgian yeast, banana, pear. Spices riddled throughout, black pepper and corriander. Good balance with some floral hops. Very dynamic aroma with all the components of a great BPA.

T - The first thing that I notice is how tart this is. Sour apple, tart pear, and a touch of funk all contribute to this. Sweet and rich banana bread undertones with just a slight grass hop bitterness on the finish. The tartness dies down after a few sips and enhances the other flavors. Good stuff.

M - Effervescent with a light-medium body. A nice drying finish.

O - This is easily one fo my favorite examples of the style. Tart, crisp, and complex. It remains fruity and light and lacks the rich bready malts I don't care for in a belgian pale ale. As a bonus it is perpetually available all over the place. This is a fantastic beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep orange, very hazy with a lot of rising carbonation. Head is 2 fingers of nice white foamy bubbles that take a very long time to fade. Lacing is amazing, just coating the sides of the glass. I could just look at this beer and be perfectly happy with it.

S - Light yeasty aromas, lemon, peppercorn, just bready in general. Sweet malts in the background, with some light fruits like cherries and apricots.

T - Sweet taste in general. The malts are very generic sweet caramel malts but the yeast notes are what give it depth. Similar flavors as the smell suggests. Lemon, peppercorn, cherries, apricot. The sweetness, while it is the main flavor component, lets in a slightly tart flavor nearing the end of the taste.

M - Medium bodied, great carbonation, gives a nice kick from the bubbles. Finish is slightly drying and sweet with that hint of tartness, no real distinct flavors in the finish though.

O - Fantastic beer. Loved it all around. Would definitely get it again.

GarrettMD, Sep 20, 2011
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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