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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000

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3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Really nice brown color with a very noticeable haze to it. The head on it is really full and creamy.

Smell: It just smells Belgian. I get the Belgian yeast, maybe some prunes/raisins, and what really reminds me of olive brine in the background. It should be off-putting, but it isn't.

Taste: Just like the smell. I'm not used to the style, so it's very different for me, but it's oddly enjoyable. The yeast gives it that sourness you'd expect, and there's also, like I said, a briney taste to it.

Mouthfeel: Really the best part of it all. The creaminess/smoothness is very nice.

Overall, this isn't a bad beer at all ... it IS however very interesting for a newbie like myself. Quality stuff.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No enjoy be date on the label.
Slowly poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Poured to a huge, light, and foamy head that disapated to about one finger of tan foam that was robust and long lasting.

S: The aroma was very mild and consisted of bready yeast and some caramel sweetness.

T: The flavors were Belgian yeast funk (but not too much), a little bit of bready yeast that combined with a sweet caramel malt; and, there were some hints of dried fruits such as prunes and raisins.

M: The body was medium to heavy and very smooth; and it had a very clean finish.

O: A very good beer. This is a different take on Amber Ale. The Belgian yeast funk is at just the right amount to compliment the breadiness and the sweet caramel malt. The dried fruit flavors were also a pleasant suprise. This beer has a complex flavor profile, but all of the flavors work together to create a very pleasant beer drinking experience.

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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 3,371 ratings
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