Rare Vos Amber Ale | Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
4.07/5
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3,416 Ratings
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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:
Rare Vos Amber Ale is styled after the smooth, drinkable beers popular in Belgian cafés. It pours a light copper hue, contrasting beautifully with a big, creamy white head. The nose offers orange blossoms and slight spice.

On the palate, the caramel maltiness shines strongly but with little sweetness. The profile leans toward dry fruity (yeast-affiliated), slightly fruity/hoppy with a beguiling spiciness. This complex, medium-bodied beer has a smooth mid-palate and moderate dry finish.

Well-balanced in all elements, it's a mild, mellow brew.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,798
Reviews:
1,180
Ratings:
3,416
pDev:
10.81%
Bros Score:
4.41
 
 
Wants:
218
Gots:
715
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 3,416 |  Reviews: 1,180
Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ben_tries_brews
2.67/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I wish I’d enjoyed this more than I did after seeing the high marks it gets here. It has a nice burnt orange color which is attractive to look at but it the caramel is too cloyingly sweet and the apple and banana flavors taste rotten. Probably will no revisit this for a second opinion.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.33/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear burnt orange color with a slightly off white head. Smell is only slightly hoppy. Taste is sweet then hoppy with a good flavor finish. The feel is a little to carbonated. Overall, a good but average beer.

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Photo of jr5639
1.75/5  rDev -57%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

ewww

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Photo of Agent-86
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Draught 8oz snifter at the Brass Tap here in Baltimore

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

Tarnished copper orange in color with dark red hues and a heavy haze. Aggressive carbonation bubbles stream upward from the bottom of the glass. Poured with a huge, billowy, light tan foam with excellent retention. Aromas of Belgian yeast, sweet candied red apple, light banana, light caramel malt and hints of pepper. Medium bodied with effervescent carbonation, creamy feel through the middle followed by light tartness, and pleasant warmth near the finish. Sweet fruit and caramel malt flavors with mellow peppery esters on the edges. Medium tart, bitterness through the middle followed by caramel malt, earthy hops, light pepper and subdued fruitiness. Finished dryly with yeast, fruit and light caramel malt notes. Nice complexity and a great feel and dry finish.

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

Photo of DrJosephSmith
1.33/5  rDev -67.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

This ish was foul. Reminded me of when i homebrewed and made a bad batch. Would not drink again. Avoid.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yeagerds
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of quadmad
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMH73
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy deep orange color with an extremely well retained one inch head that left lacing all the way down the glass. Smells of sweet malts, orange, honey and spices. Taste follows the nose with additional flavors of cloves and yeast. Medium bodied, well carbonated, dry finish and mouth feel.

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Photo of chiefz1
3.51/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jason_Barrows
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my go to casual beer. I love drinking this when I really want to just enjoy a beer. There is a lot to this one for sure. There is definitely a film at the end of the taste but it is such a unique yet classic Belgium like beer quality to this beer, it’s absolutely fantastic. The color is very attractive and the smell is also good. All around, one of my favorites for sure.

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Photo of Rubicj
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

All-around good, wholesome beer. Hearty, without excessive bitterness that comes from overhopping. A bit pricey, but worth it.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jboch
3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful color, but too much bite on the tongue and too cola-like.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbavi360
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rclangk
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

3/17/18 Thoman’s

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Photo of Ritz3314
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drews240
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of feuematt
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy colored beer with a slowly fading head. Taste is caramel malts and orange zest. Overall an OK beer that in my opinion you could take or leave.

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Photo of Branlott42
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Rare Vos Amber Ale from Brewery Ommegang
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