Rare Vos (Amber Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Rare Vos (Amber Ale)
BA SCORE
85.2%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 3,361 ratings
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Rare Vos (Amber Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,329
Reviews:
1,165
Ratings:
3,361
Liked:
2,864
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
10.81%
Alströms:
4.41
 
 
Wants:
206
Gots:
687
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 3,361 |  Reviews: 1,165
Photo of jvillefan
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MemphisSooner
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an amber color with 2 fingers of head that slowly fades down to a thin cap that leaves very spotty lacing

S: Belgian yeast gives off some fruity and spicy notes. Caramel maltiness provides some sweetness against dark fruit

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the Belgian yeast and dark fruit notes. Gets deeper into the fruity and spicy yeast notes as the caramel comes through. Dark fruit, particularly raisin and fig, lingers into the finish

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. On the lighter side for being 6.5%

O: A nice Belgian pale/amber ale with plenty of Belgian and American influences. Very easy to drink. Worth checking out

 656 characters

Photo of YoungMtn52
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Also got this one on tap at The Supply House in NYC. Nice bronze glow with a modest head...ranks with the better Belgians I have had...will get this one again.

 159 characters

Photo of cshaffer
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BabaBeer
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrl2112
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Maillard
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of opierce
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurzman
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A sort of copper orange color.aroma had everything that a Belgian ale would have,yeast,spice, floral. Taste was similar but with a bit of a bite from perhaps a bit more hops than usual. Still very full,flavorful,yet somehow not too heavy at the same time. I would definitely have this again

 290 characters

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok not bad at all! Very similar to allagash Belgian pale! I wish it had a little more Complexness to it but still a solid beer to match with a burger and enjoy! Cheers.

 168 characters

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fuggles_
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I just got a six pack of this (yes, six pack). They must have reformulated and took more alcohol out. Not the same as I remember when it was in 4's. Great beer though. A lot less head on this six pack, the first time I poured this beer it was an insane amount of head and carbonation. I loved it. This batch was almost like pouring a bud light. Just some head on the sides of the glass like a donut. Not sure what they've changed or if they changed at all. Anyways, if you've like coriander, spices and that classic Belgian flavor, this is your go to daily driver.

 564 characters

Photo of Jcbroome
4.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prisdefer
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The first several times I had this beer I didn't like, it took me at least 10 bottles before I finally warmed up to it.
It poured a red/brown and leaves a cloudy red body with a one finger white foamy head, slight carbonation is seen rising. The aroma has the Belgian yeast up front, baked apples in the background only after a bit of warming. Some sweet cracker, a touch of floral and a little bit of honey at the back end.
The taste is sharp slightly sweet through Belgian yeast and the apples combine with some bubblegum sort of flavor.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt a touch lower, and the ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, yes, I like this one nowadays.

 722 characters

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of festizio
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thingsBEER
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erniesmoose
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy amber with some little floaties, and a huge off white head with excellent retention, dying to sizable foam that leaves rings of lacing.

S: Overripe banana, toasted brown bread, clove, pear, and apple.

T: Banana bread, big bready malt backbone, hints of coriander, red apple skin and ripe pear, and a dry finish of clove.

F: Medium, quite smooth and creamy, with lots of sparkly carbonation. With the ample carbonation and dry finish, it drinks so easily.

O: An excellent American-Belgian ale. Very tasty and satisfying!

 533 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 85.2% out of 100 with 3,361 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.