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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Rare Vos (Amber Ale)

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2,984 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,984
Reviews: 1,110
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 148
Gots: 380 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Amber with a touch of redness, hazy to cloudy, with a thick, dense head the color of vanilla cream; lacing was scant in comparison to the head.

S: A mix of grain and fruity esters, then orange oil, then a mix of citrus & evergreen notes from the hops, and finally some spices (white pepper & coriander).

T: Flavors evolve quickly in the mouth, so it took a few sips to really take it all in. There's a moment of bready flavors that quickly drowns under a wave of tart, fruity flavors. Malt sweetness is there for a moment, then gone as tart fruit takes over again. The finish has two waves of bitterness: a short, spicy wave where I definitely appreciate the flavoring a they threw into the kettle to boil; and a second, lingering wave of tangy-bitter hops.

M: Crisp and well-carbonated. Thin, and more dry than moist, although not quite astringent.

O: A superb Belgian ale with spices. Mine paired nicely with Asian crackers and spicy ahi poke. Probably better suited to warmer weather, but good anytime.

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This beer has a great look and feel but is lacking in taste in my mind. Needs more citrus or more maltiness to keep it from tasting flat. I love Ommegang and I think they do Belgians right, but this is a bit lacking for me. Wish I liked it more. I'll try it in bottle to see if its the keg but maybe I'm just not a fan.

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Beer was purchashed on tap at the Eagle Tavern in Liverpool, NY (they no longer have it on tap). Outstanding beer. I would recommend this to all of the beer lovers.

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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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