Rare Vos (Amber Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

3,338 Ratings
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Rare Vos (Amber Ale)

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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

This beer pours a reddish amber with a little haze and smells mildly fruity, orange with hints of spice. It’s creamy with a big head, but almost no retention. Good lacing and the taste is smooth . Again Ommegang has the made the perfect dubbel in that you can taste no alcohol except a touch in the finish. Little pepper on the nose and it’s a little on the thin side. Sweet yeasty malty, soft on the carbonation with a slightly sticky, dry finish. Although the hops are not up front on the palate they balance nicely with the malt and this beer is very delicious without tasting too heavy. Ommegang never fails to delight and this is a superb and contemporary Belgian Pale Ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of JayQue
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great beer. Huge aroma and flavor and low enough abv where you are still functioning after enjoying it. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my Chimay goblet. Nice hazy yellow/orange color with a medium delicately bubbly off-white head. Head retention is good, not much in the way of lacing.

Aroma is powerful and appealing. Belgian yeast, malt, spices (coriander and black pepper) light fruit (grapes, pears). I would expect this level of aroma only in a more powerful beer,

Taste is more of the same. The yeast and spices are the strongest flavors. I believe I can taste the Grains of Paradise as well although that flavor is stronger in Sam Adams Summer Ale. Once again, the flavor profile far exceeds what I would expect in a beer well under 9% abv.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. There is no alcohol burn like you would expect in any Belgian style beer this flavorful.

I highly recommend this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Ommegang tulip

A- pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a huge rocky, foamy and pillowy head that sustains even five minutes after the pour. As the head finally dissapates, it leaves thick patches of lace behind, just as a Belgian pale ale should

S- characteristic Belgian yeast aromas provide slight phelonic note,with notes of clove, earthy & musty yeast and light fruity notes

T- light fruity notes compliments the Belgian yeast with some peppery accents, and slight phelonic flavors. The malt is dry and cracker-like and the hops are subdued but noticeable. The finish is dry with more phenols.

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish

O- a great Belgian pale that is always available. This paired very well with roasted quail. Always a good choice on its own or with food.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
4.04 out of 5 based on 3,338 ratings.
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