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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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Rare Vos (Amber Ale)
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,793 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,793
Reviews: 1,081
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 122
Gots: 251 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

TheMsnLink, Jul 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

Kraig, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

OgreSanchez, Jul 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

MartyBaird, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ommegang Rare Vos Amber Ale has a thin, cream-colored head (not unlike root beer), and brilliant, glowing orange appearance, with very tight bubble streams and some slight lacing left behind. The aroma is rather faint, but with deep inhalations, one can pick up the sweetness, orange peel, and subtle spices, along with bread. Taste is of spiced bread, orange, coriander, and pepper. Mouthfeel is rather lager like and watery, and Ommegang Rare Vos finishes crisp, refreshing, zingy, and enjoyable. One does wonder how it would hold up without all of the added enhancements, though. Overall, I score it excellent.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jul 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

tazzman, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

themegamancave, Jul 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Zimm, Jul 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

hayesjw, Jul 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

JZ77, Jul 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

djgustafson, Jul 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

TwoTrees, Jul 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

allisonastra, Jul 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Jtrigonis, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

StoutItOutLoud, Jul 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

AWB3, Jul 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

hnandez, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of dar482
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a copper amber color with tons of carbonation.

The aroma has banana, lots of spiciness, Belgian yeast and breadiness. A good amount of dark fruit from raisin to plum.

The flavor has a good balance between fruits. There's some citrus, lemon, and floral notes. Then there's lots of spice with pepper and clove. There's also apricot and also some very ripe banana.

The mouthfeel is quite light and makes it drinkable, but I found that there was a bit too much carbonation.

A well made brew and packs a good amount of flavor for its ABV.

dar482, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Kenneyd2c, Jul 22, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Packaged in April 2013. Poured into tulip glass for review. Pours clear amber with frothy white head. Very little lacing. Smells spicy with black pepper & clove, notes of sweet citrus (orange peel), coriander. Spicy phenols persist after other aromas fade from the nose. Tastes sweet, yet finishes dry. Lemon & orange flavors with ample hop bitterness. Bitterness lingers and stings the tip of the tongue. Feels about medium full. Alcohol kept well in check. A delicious beer. Very well brewed and solid all around. Love the complexity and aptly priced for a Belgian made in America.

jwhancher, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

tom10101, Jul 20, 2013
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 2,793 ratings.