Rare Vos Amber Ale | Brewery Ommegang

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Rare Vos Amber AleRare 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:
Rare Vos Amber Ale is styled after the smooth, drinkable beers popular in Belgian caf├ęs. It pours a light copper hue, contrasting beautifully with a big, creamy white head. The nose offers orange blossoms and slight spice.

On the palate, the caramel maltiness shines strongly but with little sweetness. The profile leans toward dry fruity (yeast-affiliated), slightly fruity/hoppy with a beguiling spiciness. This complex, medium-bodied beer has a smooth mid-palate and moderate dry finish.

Well-balanced in all elements, it's a mild, mellow brew.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000

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

No date on bottle. Poured from 12oz bottle into a chalice.

A - Murky brown and amber color with a 1 finger head on the pour. Leaves a thick ring of white foam with mild lacing.

S - Fruity scents and a definite yeast component. Some spice as well.

T - Fruity with a slight funk from the yeast. Bread flavors and a slight spice component on the finish.

M - Generous carbonation with a thin to medium body.

A nice smelling and tasting beer. Very enjoyable.

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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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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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Rare Vos Amber Ale from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 3,401 ratings