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RATINGS: 1512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Rare Vos is flemmish for "Sly Fox," and the name of one of Brussels’ great cafes. It has a sweetly fruity malt character and yeasty spiciness. A fine dose of yeast permits the beer to mature and mellow in the bottle.


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Great beer. Pretty average but so easy to drink. Beautiful honey colored. Great uplifting aroma. Very dry but smooth drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2004
750ml bottle. 06.08.04 Pours a glowing and beautiful bourbon gold, the head is small and fleeting, there is little lace. Nose is notably Belgian yeasty, fruit stand, savory spice, honey, shortbread. Tingly and coating body, but somewhat thin for the flavor, even at room temperature. Taste is not nearly as big as the aromas had billed. Certainly dry with nice undertones of cherry, blueberry, alcohol, and biscuit. The alcohol is definitely part of the flavor as it is quite prominent for a 6.5% brew. Nice dry and bitter spice to the finish with an aftertaste that reminds of young greens or green bell peppers. Fabulous, fresh, refreshing bite across the middle of the tongue that seems to clear the palate. It seems to me a pretty complex brew that I may enjoy more next time and/or next year.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6131) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2004
It pours out of a 750ml bottle, clear orange with a nicely lasting film. Very belgian aroma with a wall of doughy and bready yeast. Fruity and flowery malt (peaches, apricot, honey). It begs for a sip... which I later regret. Watery and bland palate with empty almost uniquely yeasty flavors, bready. Mouthfeel is creamy and way too airy and carbonated which almost distracts the flavors out of your mouth before it hits your tongue.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2004
7th beer of Montreal Mondial 2004. Amber, large dissapating head. Floral yeasty aroma, caramel notes. Flavour is caramelly malt. Thick bodied, though a little forgetable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 2, 2004
Nose of figs, apricots, alcohol & spice, berries initially. Wheat and fruity boquet after brew breathes. Pours a medium copper with amber highlights. The frothy stiff off white head is fully lasting with good lacing. The flavor has a delicate balance and adequate depth. The middle has a moderate spicy warmth. The long bready finish has a hint of berry burst and pepper. The medium dry body is lively and feels chalky at the finish. I should have cellared this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2004
very very good. flowery, honey aroma. taste of apples... a bit dry, medium carbonation. complex, fruity, easy to drink, a pleasure to savor. a GREAT beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1847) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2004
2003 Vintage - I bought a 22 ounce bottle in mid December finally sampled it Memorial Day weekend 2004. Dark golden body, nice head retention and good malty flavor with a hint of yeast in the aftertaste. Ommegang 22 ounce corked bottles are under $4 a bottles and an exceptional value.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4943) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 I keep trying this beer and keep getting disappointed by it. Someday I will learn.+++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a golden color with a huge tan head. There is a sweet aroma of plum and cherry. The flavor is sour, bitter and tangy. There is a light flowery texture - a little hoppy even, but with decent malt balance. The finish is definitely dry. The beer is rather heavily carbonated which is a factor I do not care for.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2004
Wow! That’s great stuff. Had it cask conditioned and pulled. Maybe the best American Belgian I’ve had. Good body and composition, sweetish malt overtones and subtle hint of yeast. No Chimay, but we’re getting closer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 22, 2004
Cloudy brown in color with a fluffy white head. Velvety on the tongue, rich and complex ... nice malty character. Bit of an alcohol bite. All in all, a very good Belgian.


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