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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

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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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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


A- A nice bright golden, slight bronze look to it out of a Ommegang glass. A nice frothy white head sat on top looking rather thick. Once the foam faded into nothing a few swirls would bring it back. Tight lacing.

S- Deep caramel from toasted malts and some bittering hops giving off a rather earthy aroma. Some biscuits and bread with faint fruit like apple. Rather straight forward but gets better as it opens up.

T- Not a whole lot going on but I get a nice blend of malts and apples, with a nice bitter hop taste to make it a nice quaff. Sweet caramel is up front and makes a dent while lasting on the tounge for a bit. nice floral and earthy notes from this.

M- I did not care for this cold but as it warmed the flavor came out on the mouth more. Medium bodied with not over the top carbonation. Goes down easy and big gulps can be taking without being over whelmed.

D- Extremely drinkable with low alcohol, making it even easier to drink a lot. Vos tasted kind of bland to me fresh off the tap but 10 or so minutes in the flavor just came together making me smile. A good Belgian Pale Ale of which there are alot.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of billab914
3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into my Russian River tulip. It poured a murky, light caramel color with a foamy white head filling the top inch of the glass. Decent head retention to it.

The spicy, earthy, Belgian yeast flavors are immediately noticeable in the aroma. I get some sweeter malty flavors with some crisp fruits as well as a little caramel coming through. The crisp, light fruits seemed to dominate a little as it warmed though.

The crisp, lighter fruits are there throughout the taste. I get some notes of apple mixing with the spicy yeast profile. There is some malty, caramel sweetness, but it feels a little hidden and overshadowed by the fruit and spice flavors.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being towards the higher side. Overall it's a pretty good beer, but not one of my favorites from Ommegang. The crisp, sweet fruits and yeast spice dominate a little too much making it felt a little overly sweet and almost apple juice like at times. Pretty decent tasting and easy drinking overall, but I like their BPA a lot more.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Honey Orange with a reddish hue. Slightly hazy. Thick bubbly head turns thin quickly leaving a healthy stickily lacing.

S: Soapy, phenolic, spicy, hints of pepper. Abundance of sweet malts.

T: Spicy as could be for a yeast cake, I mean beer. Light and refreshing like a saison yet full of hoppy good ness of a pale ale.

M: Creamy smooth with subtle carbonation for a lively body. A perfect touch of hop bitterness compliments a bitter spiciness.

O: A true pale ale. Usually the Belgian characteristics are so dominant I can not enjoy the hops or malt backbone. At 6.5% this is great thirst quencher to start out on a hot summer day.

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4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bomber at the Lake Cable Fisher Foods for around $4.49. Poured into De Koninck chalice glass.

I paired this Belgian Amber with cheddar/bacon bit hamburgers that I doused in Brooklyn East IPA and Trader Joes Kentucky BBQ Sauce. Grilled asparagus and stuffed hot sausage banana peppers were also part of the meal.

Appearance - A deliciously fresh heavily carbonated amber ale. Opaque with a watery/syrupy look. The ale is a grapefruit orange and ambery red color. A bit of yeast is still noticeable from an easy poor.

Smell - A light yet complex yeasty Belgian smell. Sweet caramel notes from the malt, Light fruits with a bit of tartness.

Taste/mouthfeel/drinkability - Banana and apples are noticeable right away. A sweet, medium-bodied, delicious Malt profile that compliments the light Belgian yeast front. Pairs perfectly with the bacon-bit cheddar burger that sat in the Brooklyn East IPA. The light spiciness does wonders to reset the palate from the burger and the smokiness of the spicy sausage wrapped in banana peppers. This ale is light as it spritzes on the tongue with a bit of acidity. Toffee-like malt is noted in the aftertaste. The taste of Belgian yeast conquers the fruity notes as the beer warms up. The ethanol is well-balanced and completely hidden. Not nearly as dry as some other reviewers have mentioned. It leaves me satisfied with every drink.

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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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