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:
#2,633
Reviews:
1,176
Ratings:
3,403
pDev:
10.81%
Bros Score:
4.41
 
 
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212
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Ratings: 3,403 |  Reviews: 1,176
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

Photo of flgimp
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured an active major 3-4 fingered. frothy head into a frosted pilsner glass. Light continuous lacing while drinking. Color is a hazy copper. Smell is earthy and malty. Taste is a robust complexity of dry malt, orange peel and lingering cloves spice. Interesting and bold. The feel is crisp, medium body and decent carbonation. Over all a great Amber with unique character.

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

Photo of DodgerLove
3.32/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into oversized wine glass:

Appearance - Beautiful pumpkin orange, can barely see through the glass. Pretty highly carbonated and a beautiful 1/4 finger head of light cream white.

Aroma - Primarily getting strong orange and maybe a hint of honey.

Taste - Primarily clove and orange, a bit more clove which seems to overpower. There is some slight acidic orange flavor as well, but it's definitely in the background.

Mouthfeel - Dry, a bit flat for the amount of bubbles apparent in the glass.

Overall - Overall this was a decent beer. I felt like it was a bit too clove/spice forward and masked most of the fruit/orange flavor. Though the orange did come out a bit as the beer warmed. Felt as though the acidity didn't quite work well in this beer.

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Photo of MikePacheco12
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BennyProfane
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fitzy01
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heybeerman59
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ommegang never disappoints. Nice caramel colored beer with a nice fruity taste. Definitely get the yeast and Belgian style malt flavors. I recommend.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Mid copper with a thick, rocky off-white head that stuck around and left nice lacing. This is what a beer should look like.

S---Orange with spices. I'm not refined enough to identify the spices, though.

T---Malty. Orange and spiciness are prevalent. Fruitiness is there as well.

F---Medium mouthfeel. A bit dry, but with nice carbonation.

O---Ommegang makes quality stuff and this is right in line with everything else they do. High quality.

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Photo of puck1225
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very pleasant beer! Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Absolutely beautiful creamy head and great lacing. The color is cloudy amber. Smell is sweet and fruity. The taste mingles sweet fruitiness, Belgium yeast with a bit of warm spice, and a nice malt background. Enjoyed it!

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Photo of ogman
4.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 3,403 ratings