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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was my first time trying this beer and like many, I am a big fan of Brewery Ommegang so I had high expectations and I must say, I was not met with disappointment.

The beer was poured into a libbey craft pub glass and the first thing I noticed was the amazingly vibrant color. I've had many amber ales in the past but this one was one of the brightest oranges I have ever seen. The head was very thick and lacing was abundant. I could not wait to experience it.

The smell of the beer reminded me of citrus rinds, definitely strong hints of orange and maybe grapefruit. The aroma was very sweet and welcoming. I regret that I did not try this beer during the summer as it would have been the perfect summer drink.

The beer is sweet, but not too sweet, and finishes off with a nice taste of fruit.

The body is perfect, it is not too thick or thin. The drinkability proves very high, I could definitely have one or two more of these.

Overall this beer perfects what it sets out to do. It is one of the best, if not the best, amber ales I have ever tried. Ommegang continues their legacy.

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

Pours out a deep burnt orange with a thick white head that retains a bit. Soapy lacing and some suspended yeast. Smell is caramel brown sugar and toasty almost burnt grains. Hops, light fruit and biscuity malt in the finish.

Nicely carbonated mouth with just the right touch of thickness (medium to light bodied) set the pace for this one. Mellow caramel and brown sugar (or something just as powdery and sweet) amidst a spicy yeast strain and toasty grain in the middle. Finishes strong with bright earthy hops and a dryer finish that's balanced with a slight light apple with a touch of cinnamon.

Hoppier than expected. Good stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Solid amber color with a explosive two inches of foam. Impressive.

S - Slight yeast and sour funk with a touch of caramel and sour apple.

T - Impressed with the great hop finish in this one! Notes of yeast, sour apple funk, and a nice bit of spice.

M - Light to medium. Pretty easy drinking.

Overall its a very solid Belgium amber ale with a nice bit of funk and more hops than I have in most Belgium ales. Very glad to find this in a 12oz cheaper version. Great brew.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light amber with resounding creamy white head. On the smell I get caramel and spiciness from the Belgian signature as well as some aroma hops barely trickling in the last second. The spiciness really shines through in the beginning of the taste, with a strong Belgian yeast strain profile making a statement. I also get just the right amount of bittering hops here, not overpowering the other aspects of the brew. This one feels nice on the palate, its carbonation level is perfect. Overall a great brew to me, it balances the flavors and incorporates the Belgian influence perfectly.

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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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