Rare Vos (Amber Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

3,344 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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Enjoyed with zoso1967 and TCHopCraver.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, muted orange color with a two-finger off-white head. Great retention and decent lacing as well. Carbonation is not really visible due to the level of sediment in the glass.

Smell: Good malt body and a decent dose of a Belgian yeasty funk. There is a grainy, grassy element there as well, and a touch of citrus and pear to balance things out. I'm also picking up a slight plastic aroma.

Taste: Quite peppery and the yeasty Belgian funk shines through as well. Dark fruits are present, but to a lesser degree. Fairly light in texture - almost a bit watery in my opinion. It is easy to drink and finishes clean.

Mouthfeel: Light and smooth. An easy drinker with a clean finish. Just enough carbonation.

Overall: Good overall, but a little on the spicy side. I would have enjoyed a little more fruit influence and a bit more body as well.

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On tap at Haven Gastropub in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a clear amber with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, caramel, and some fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty tasty and easy to drink.

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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
4.04 out of 5 based on 3,344 ratings.
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