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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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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,541 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,541
Reviews: 1,072
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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harpus

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-25-2013 15:11:24 | More by harpus
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DMXLOX22

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single of this bottle after a quick visit to a grocery store. Been hearing a lot of great things about this one. Let's see how it is.

Appearance: Pours a golden, amber hum with a look of butterscotch. Provides and shows off a beautiful frothy, white, foamy head. So professionally done, it could've been a postcard inviting you to just dive in and enjoy the pure Belgian style. The lacing left behind is something that I've been looking for and this beer nailed it.

Smell: Can definitely notice a aroma of strong peach-like, fruity scent. Clove is also noticeable and what else pulls through is an undertone of Belgian yeast.

Taste: Has a great flavor of sweet malt and some nice touches of earth-based fruits and citrus zest. Also quite noticeable is a hint of peppery malt which actually helps support a bitterness of yeast that really actually ties this together and creates a well-balance of flavors. An underestimated hint of floral hops also comes into play. Enjoyed this beyond my early expectations. Its a combo of creamy and rich flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation. Sort of soft on the palate and semi dry on the finish.

Overall: Upon coming into this beer, I was told great things by beer lovers alike. I did come into this with an open mind and tried to stay as unbiased as possible. It far exceeded my expectations. The overall balance of sweet and bitter came together just right and provided me with a texture of just pure, Belgian style beer. I will be getting this beer again as a great session brew and would totally recommend this to anyone looking to expand into the Belgian beer market. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 02:16:51 | More by DMXLOX22
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-25-2013 01:40:05 | More by Sparky44
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Focusf111

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-25-2013 01:06:50 | More by Focusf111
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Dave1999

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a slightly cloudy golden colour with a small white head and plenty of lacing.

The smell is cloves and pepper and coriander.

The taste is light malts, sweet with spices and very slight hop bitterness.

It's medium bodied with medium carbonation.

I really enjoyed this beer light and refreshing with enough flavour to keep me interested.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2013 20:16:31 | More by Dave1999
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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-24-2013 18:25:50 | More by Lare453
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Chuck_25

Kansas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-23-2013 02:04:42 | More by Chuck_25
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JMartin

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-22-2013 15:14:30 | More by JMartin
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DavidBart

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-18-2013 23:08:29 | More by DavidBart
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-17-2013 19:21:43 | More by JohnQVD
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Utica_Brew_Review

New York

3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice caramel straw color. Not amber. Smells sweet, with a citrus floral element--almost like a hefeweizen. Spicy aftertaste. The sweetness coupled with the citrus element work well. It grows on you and is definitely bitter-sweet. It covers a majority of the palate --bitter, sweet, citrus, spice, etc. Decent amount of carbonation. Nice summer (warm weather) beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2013 18:45:00 | More by Utica_Brew_Review
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Muhly

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

33 cl bottle poured into a brandy snifter.

A-amber with ruddy highlights. A good two fingers of white tightly knit head. Retention is low, but leaves a good layer once it has reduced. Lacing leaves small chunks and broken lines on the glass.

S-touches of apple and raisin with sweet bready malts. Some Belgian yeast floats throughout.

T-light malt sweetness with hints of pepper and fruit.

M-not effervescent, but there is a sense of a light biscuit on the tongue.

O-a nice complex Belgian beer that I could sip for hours. Lacks some yeast on the palate, but an otherwise tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 04:04:30 | More by Muhly
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jman005

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-16-2013 00:33:48 | More by jman005
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vfgccp

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-15-2013 02:22:24 | More by vfgccp
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wmobley

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-13-2013 21:17:57 | More by wmobley
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Herky21

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-11-2013 23:13:11 | More by Herky21
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breakingbland

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

At 7 Monks in Traverse City, MI, March 2013. From the bottle poured into a goblet.

Appearance: Cloudy deep honey. Small head that dissipated.

Aroma: Typical funky (good) aroma. Some spice with a slight sweetness.

Taste: Typical spiciness with some pepper, some orange, and some sourness. There was a subdued sweetness. A slight sourness lingers after swallowing along with a mild astringency from the hops.

Mouthfeel: Light to average carbonation. Full body for this style. Nice to hold on the tongue which makes the carbonation is a little sharper.

I like this style very much and enjoyed this one -- especially the aroma and the rather complex flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 15:08:44 | More by breakingbland
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-11-2013 05:57:02 | More by spycow
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-10-2013 20:05:17 | More by Chugs13
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DFV

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +17%

03-10-2013 00:24:11 | More by DFV
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-ronin-

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-09-2013 14:52:28 | More by -ronin-
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Mike099

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17%

03-09-2013 05:22:48 | More by Mike099
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anvilx

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-09-2013 03:17:15 | More by anvilx
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Eeroomnhoj

Virginia

4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Came home from the local wine store and had three bottles of beer. This was recommended as being a great beer and I am enjoying it. Seems a bit fizzy (or is it yeasty?). Enjoyable nonetheless. With that being said I am not sure I would want to drink several of these, might be wrong though. This is definitely a beer worth having again.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 01:08:51 | More by Eeroomnhoj
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Giggy

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-09-2013 00:04:38 | More by Giggy
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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