1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

Not Rated.
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Rare Vos (Amber Ale)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,670 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,670
Reviews: 1,078
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 115
Gots: 209 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Rare Vos (Amber Ale) Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,670 | Reviews: 1,078 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Treyliff
Treyliff

West Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +2%

Poured into Ommegang tulip

A- pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a huge rocky, foamy and pillowy head that sustains even five minutes after the pour. As the head finally dissapates, it leaves thick patches of lace behind, just as a Belgian pale ale should

S- characteristic Belgian yeast aromas provide slight phelonic note,with notes of clove, earthy & musty yeast and light fruity notes

T- light fruity notes compliments the Belgian yeast with some peppery accents, and slight phelonic flavors. The malt is dry and cracker-like and the hops are subdued but noticeable. The finish is dry with more phenols.

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish

O- a great Belgian pale that is always available. This paired very well with roasted quail. Always a good choice on its own or with food.

06-06-2013 01:38:42 | More by Treyliff
Photo of jkane101
jkane101

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-05-2013 22:54:56 | More by jkane101
Photo of SebD
SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-05-2013 21:11:56 | More by SebD
Photo of Rihup
Rihup

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14%

06-04-2013 01:22:14 | More by Rihup
Photo of Swanson
Swanson

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-03-2013 15:23:43 | More by Swanson
Photo of calcutron
calcutron

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-03-2013 06:39:09 | More by calcutron
Photo of HALB
HALB

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-02-2013 20:17:10 | More by HALB
Photo of timoteo833
timoteo833

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-02-2013 03:13:27 | More by timoteo833
Photo of artoolemomo
artoolemomo

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-02-2013 02:58:54 | More by artoolemomo
Photo of Lob
Lob

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-02-2013 00:34:57 | More by Lob
Photo of rainfairy
rainfairy

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-01-2013 13:37:48 | More by rainfairy
Photo of TCirillo
TCirillo

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-31-2013 23:49:09 | More by TCirillo
Photo of yankinwis
yankinwis

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-31-2013 22:19:51 | More by yankinwis
Photo of MJCVII
MJCVII

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-31-2013 19:11:58 | More by MJCVII
Photo of Muleshark
Muleshark

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-30-2013 03:38:48 | More by Muleshark
Photo of cannunzi
cannunzi

Florida

3/5  rDev -26.3%

05-29-2013 19:37:56 | More by cannunzi
Photo of Plonk
Plonk

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-29-2013 18:06:57 | More by Plonk
Photo of DMax90
DMax90

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

05-29-2013 02:23:17 | More by DMax90
Photo of jabo134
jabo134

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-28-2013 12:10:14 | More by jabo134
Photo of BlackHaddock
BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.76/5  rDev -7.6%

Pint in Alfie's on 9th Ave, New York on 18 Jan 2013: chalk board called it a 'Belgian style Amber' with 'Rare Vos' as an afterthought in brackets.

Belgian style Amber it is though, very drinkable in deed.

Slight cloud within the pour: light amber to dull gold in colour with a thinning white head on top.

The aroma was a mixed bag of smells, yeast, corriander and malts in that order.

The taste followed the smells too: add some grain feel into the blend, this was an easy drinking semi-sweet brew that I took too greatly: couldn't have another though, too many others to try!

05-28-2013 04:35:08 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of maxcoinage
maxcoinage

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-28-2013 01:24:20 | More by maxcoinage
Photo of mpayne5
mpayne5

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

05-27-2013 23:16:58 | More by mpayne5
Photo of DTown
DTown

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-27-2013 20:25:13 | More by DTown
Photo of bconsidine
bconsidine

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-27-2013 15:25:49 | More by bconsidine
Photo of yankhawk
yankhawk

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-27-2013 00:26:19 | More by yankhawk
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
91 out of 100 based on 2,670 ratings.