Rare Vos (Amber Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

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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
Ratings:
3,355
Reviews:
1,163
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
Wants:
207
Gots:
686
For Trade:
3
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Photo of mrl2112
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of opierce
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
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

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Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of Jstarr2517
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fuggles_
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of Jcbroome
4.57/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prisdefer
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of festizio
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thingsBEER
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erniesmoose
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
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!

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Photo of Dsimenson
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmeraldMist
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look - Enjoyed on draft, beautiful copper color, two fingers of rocky white head, a few spots of lacing.
Aroma - Pear, floral, musty, faint hint of clove.
Taste - Spice up front, dry bitterness, light coriander, malt is biscuity and not very sweet, hint of toast, finish brings a bit of orange zest with floral hops. Aftertaste is quite clean with just a small lingering spice note.
Feel - Light body, effervescent, dry, crisp.

Overall - Another world class beer from Ommegang, terrific balance and complexity.

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Photo of dbauer
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cwd
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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