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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

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Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000

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Photo of Weisenbeer
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Another great beer from what I have found to be one of the most consistently excellent makers of craft beers. Not one of their best, but even their "misses" are still very good.

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

Served in a snifter.

A - Cloudy amber body with a massive frothy head. Fair retention with light lacing.

S- Belgian yeast, citrus, caramel, mild hops and floral notes. Nice.

T - Sweet malts tie together Belgian yeast and spices. Far from complex, but carries good simple flavor.

M - Creamy light/medium body with big carbonation.

O - A nice BPA that should not go overlooked.

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3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an orange amber color with a dense, smooth head. Smells of oranges, prunes, and candi sugar. The taste is fruity up front but quickly overtaken by an assertive malt. The finish is oaky with a lot of tannins and an odd bitterness. Not bad, but not what I expected. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, nicely carbonated though. The drinkability isn't bad, as your tastebuds warm to it. The finish is pleasant and just dry enough to urge another sip. I like it, but not as much as I remember from a couple of years ago. Not sure if its changed, I have, or we both have. I'll have to give this another go to figure it out, I think.

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

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3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Exceptional appearance! Fluffy thick white head with tons of lacing.The color is a hazy brownish-red.Tastes stronger than the 6.5% ABV the bottle says. Maybe because it has alot of body.Sweet malt nose but not much more than that.Very drinkable with crisp bite.No real hop taste or smell,but there is some bitterness on the finish. Would like to see more hops.Has a bready,dry,grain taste.

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Photo of Swedes21
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a gorgeous clear deep copper/light auburn colour. very nice off-white head with a lot of volume and good lasting effect. there is some nice lacing occurring along with some good carbonations.

Smell - banana, malts, sweetness, citrus and some fine hops, very dynamic yet good smelling beer.

Taste - very clean and fresh tasting beer. this beer offers the malts upfront with some banana and citrus taste. the hops finish the beer off with some slight bitterness but nothing lasting.

Mouthfeel - add volume brings a little more bitterness out, but for the most part the beer remains the same.

Overall - such a fine tasting beer upset I only have one to taste. would love to sit back and have a few good sessions with this beer.

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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 3,371 ratings
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