Rare Vos (Amber Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
3,338 Ratings
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Rare Vos (Amber Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,338
Reviews:
1,159
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
Wants:
202
Gots:
678
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,338 |  Reviews: 1,159
Photo of MAXEL
4.57/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Thick unfiltered orange
Aroma: butterscotch orange
Taste: front sweet with carb biting in them drops down quick and gives way to what the aroma suggested. Orange butterscotch.
Overall: love it. Wonderful beer.

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Photo of dextermcgurk
3.42/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpenske
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SavageHopHead
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: An orange hued beer with a big three finger eggshell colored head. Some yeast sediment can be seen floating around in the glass.

Aroma: Banana bread, vanilla, caramel, clove, bubblegum and notes of orange and lemon zest.

Taste: A very crisp, refreshing beer with a beautifully long finish. Upfront a gentle twinge of tangy lemon pith and spicy banana bread. Midpalate, notes of savory toffee and caramel with vanilla cream, cilantro, orange candy and bubblegum. Finishes on more notes of fresh baked banana, decadent notes of treacle, rosemary and rich orange custard.

Feel: Mid-weight and somewhat full bodied, but with lively carbonation. The fizz helps lift the palate and provides a certain degree of crispness to the ale.

Overall: Incredibly good. Refreshing with a rich, complex finish and overall flavor.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flaskman
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at my favorite Elmwood Ave Buffalo hole-in-the-wall. 14 ounce pour into an IPA glass. It was a cloudy lighter orange color with a 3/8 inch creamy head. Smelled like an Ommegang offering. The taste was light and crisp. Tasted like a Belgium to me. Spicy and fruity but not over done. A very well balanced beer. The carbonation was perfect and the head lasted throughout most of the glass. The lacing was beautiful leaving rings that stayed after every sip. It was a delight to drink and another fine offering from Ommegang. I enjoyed it so much I had another.

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Photo of malfunxion
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of spursfaninla
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite amber ales now. Very flavorful, very strong. I have to find a place that sells it again. This was the first beer from this brewery that I have had, and I thought it was excellent. Would definitely get again.

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Photo of Timtac
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcb7472
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StJamesGate
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pink-tan with lumpy white. 4
Funk and cherry skin. 3.75
Table water crackers, maraschino, bubble gum, and mint leaf. 3.75
Light+, crisp, slight cling. 3.75

Light and bright - essentially a watered down dubbel more than "amber" on the label. Sweet and tasty but ultimately insubstantial. From a Belgian-owned brewery, disappointing. 3.75

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Photo of Stevenw7474
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Satorn
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Im4jojo
4.82/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into an American Pint glass from bottle. Glorious, foamy-white head that left strong lacing down the glass.Clear amber color. Aroma of spice: cinnamon and nutmeg. Those same spices were exhibited in the taste, however, the coriander made more of an appearance. A bit thick on the perimeter of the tongue, with moderate carbonation. Overall, a "slow sipper," warming the core beautifully for the winter months. A nice twist on the traditional Amber.

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Photo of Brolo75
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into tulip

A: Pours an amber orange with an off-white full, creamy head, lots of carbonation, lots of particles floating in the beer and the beer is hazy.

A: Lots of spice and malt, caramel sweetness, not getting any hops, could be an old bottle, there's no date.

T: A hit of spice up front, coriander, pepper, touch of citrus peel, moderate amount of bitterness in the middle, finish has subtle yeast notes like banana and bread, slight citrus and spice linger in the after taste.

M: Light bodied with lots of carbonation, smooth and drinkable.

O: Spice and malt so I'm thinking this is an old bottle but overall it's a very drinkable Belgian style pale ale with that classic carbonated Belgian mouthfeel.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy dark copper pour with an airy white one-finger head. Malty aroma with a hint of spice. Taste has a good bit of spice upfront with flavors of rye and clove standing out. Can also taste a bit of caramel and bread along with a hint of floral hop bitterness. Light bodied and highly carbonated.

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Photo of ShepardCommander
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the older bottle, it pours a clear coppery amber with a modest head that lasts awhile. Lacing as you enjoy it. Some yeast and fruit in the nose. The mouth gets some melon and yeast. yum! It lasts a while, so don't be afraid of it! I think I had this in the basement for a year.

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Photo of AGawinski
4.74/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Omniwar
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopsputin
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: slightly hazy amber color with some burnt caramel notes. Poured on draft so no head

S: caramel malt, lemongrass, a slightly herbal aroma, and a nice Belgian yeast not too spicy

T: caramel, sweet berries, slight pepper and coriander - typical for a Belgian. There is a faint faint faint ginger presence as well. A touch of banana and pear as well. Finishes clean and sweet

M: medium mouthfeel carbonation is low/medium. Very fitting

O : this is an extremely enjoyable beer. I have nothing negative to say. It's easy to drink and has the right mix of flavors. Try this

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Photo of Keepnitrl
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of turbotype
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
4.04 out of 5 based on 3,338 ratings.
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