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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,539 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,539
Reviews: 1,071
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 102
Gots: 167 | 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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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
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BeerEnergy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-23-2014 12:37:25 | More by BeerEnergy
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CUbeerfan

Georgia

3/5  rDev -26.1%

06-23-2014 12:17:35 | More by CUbeerfan
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Pithy756

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

06-23-2014 05:20:04 | More by Pithy756
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-23-2014 02:10:06 | More by TheBishopco
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Rob_Z

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-22-2014 00:04:20 | More by Rob_Z
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 2,539 ratings.