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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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is a medium shade of amber, with lighter shades of orange around the edge. The beer is hazy. It retains about half a thumbs width of white foam around the edge, and some in the center. It has mild lacing.

S: I get waves of Belgian yeast scent off of this. Notes of vanilla, light esters, some hints of flowers, and a sort-of cotton candy scent.

T: The flavor has a cream-like vanilla base, with some very lightly toasted notes. It's very delicious.

M: The mouthfeel is almost smooth, but a little rough around the edges. It is a medium-light bodied beer that finishes light, and has great carbonation.

O: Overall I think this is a great tasting Belgian style ale. It's very delicious, and I would buy it again.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: orange marmalade, white fluffy finger head,

S: light lemon, orange rind,
mild yeast, hint of grass

T: orange/lemon, yeast, light malt,
grassy, crisp/mild spicy finish

M: med body, smooth/semi-dry
finish, plenty of carbonation

O: Well done. Tons of flavor
and goes down with ease.
Highly recommend this +
would get again.


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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap this beer pours a fairly clear dark amber color, with a smallish head, decent retention and good lacing. Aroma is fruity and yeasty, typical Belgian-style complexity; faintly sweet, spicy, lots of apple cider notes.

Delicious flavor is led by that distinct apple cider flavor, light sourness, moderate sweetness, restrained hops. Nice yeasty spiciness. Finishes dry.

Medium body and lively carbonation; feels alive and very smooth in the mouth. Short aftertaste with just a hint of booze along with diminishing sweet and tart apple flavor.

This beer is really nice on tap; it’s been a long while since I’ve had the bottle but I’ll buy one soon and see if I like as much as I enjoyed the draft version.

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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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