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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,338 |  Reviews: 1,159
Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Focusf111
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Dave1999
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a slightly cloudy golden colour with a small white head and plenty of lacing.

The smell is cloves and pepper and coriander.

The taste is light malts, sweet with spices and very slight hop bitterness.

It's medium bodied with medium carbonation.

I really enjoyed this beer light and refreshing with enough flavour to keep me interested.

 345 characters

Photo of Lare453
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Chuck_25
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of JMartin
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of DavidBart
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Utica_Brew_Review
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice caramel straw color. Not amber. Smells sweet, with a citrus floral element--almost like a hefeweizen. Spicy aftertaste. The sweetness coupled with the citrus element work well. It grows on you and is definitely bitter-sweet. It covers a majority of the palate --bitter, sweet, citrus, spice, etc. Decent amount of carbonation. Nice summer (warm weather) beer.

 364 characters

Photo of Muhly
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

33 cl bottle poured into a brandy snifter.

A-amber with ruddy highlights. A good two fingers of white tightly knit head. Retention is low, but leaves a good layer once it has reduced. Lacing leaves small chunks and broken lines on the glass.

S-touches of apple and raisin with sweet bready malts. Some Belgian yeast floats throughout.

T-light malt sweetness with hints of pepper and fruit.

M-not effervescent, but there is a sense of a light biscuit on the tongue.

O-a nice complex Belgian beer that I could sip for hours. Lacks some yeast on the palate, but an otherwise tasty brew.

 588 characters

Photo of jman005
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of wmobley
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Herky21
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of breakingbland
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

At 7 Monks in Traverse City, MI, March 2013. From the bottle poured into a goblet.

Appearance: Cloudy deep honey. Small head that dissipated.

Aroma: Typical funky (good) aroma. Some spice with a slight sweetness.

Taste: Typical spiciness with some pepper, some orange, and some sourness. There was a subdued sweetness. A slight sourness lingers after swallowing along with a mild astringency from the hops.

Mouthfeel: Light to average carbonation. Full body for this style. Nice to hold on the tongue which makes the carbonation is a little sharper.

I like this style very much and enjoyed this one -- especially the aroma and the rather complex flavor profile.

 669 characters

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of DFV
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of -ronin-
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Mike099
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of anvilx
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Eeroomnhoj
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Came home from the local wine store and had three bottles of beer. This was recommended as being a great beer and I am enjoying it. Seems a bit fizzy (or is it yeasty?). Enjoyable nonetheless. With that being said I am not sure I would want to drink several of these, might be wrong though. This is definitely a beer worth having again.

 336 characters

Photo of Giggy
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Duvel
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of ufmj
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.