Rare Vos Amber Ale | Brewery Ommegang

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4.07/5
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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:
#5,020
Reviews:
1,182
Ratings:
3,427
pDev:
10.81%
 
 
Wants:
219
Gots:
721
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 3,427 |  Reviews: 1,182
Photo of moxo26
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of winehead247
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shadyside
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bobstockwell
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveW50
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Beer and great brewery. Visited while up in Cooperstown for sons Baseball tournament.

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Photo of JohnDon
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Commandophile
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MoreBeer4me
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very unusual tasting beer and quite unlike most anything else. Sharp taste with yeast and tart fruit with plenty pf carbonation. Somewhat dry finish and overall, a very "busy" taste with a lot going on. You'll either like this one or you won't. A must try.

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Photo of Knickfan3
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brureview
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in an Orval Trappist glass.

Cloudy amber color, 1F head.

Nice aroma: spicy, lemon.

MF- excellent- smooth, not too carbonated, fuller body than most beers in the style.

Taste: spicy,apple.

Spicy finish.

Enjoyable beer.

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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

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Rare Vos Amber Ale from Brewery Ommegang
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