Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang
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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
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
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 2,539 ratings.