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RATINGS: 1576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Rare Vos is flemmish for "Sly Fox," and the name of one of Brusselsí 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2005
Dull auburn with a slender copper highlighting the edges. Gorgeous one inch crown of dusty yellowed fluffy meringue roots itself to the top for an eternity. A thick muddled skim remains once it does fade through from consumption and the lacing collapses into thin webbed butterfly wings. Lavishly beautiful for the winkers! Quite a dry yeastified nose with a touch of fruits.Itís a dry yeast forest of dried mushrooms, dust, chalk, and alumnium foil with a trickling under current of fruits adding some soft banana, pear, and starfruit. Flavors are extremely mellow and calm; it has an onslaught of yeasty dry stuff carrying over from the nose with a chalky, alkaline, celery thing taking up a good portion of it. Wheat cracker backing; smidges of fruits kinda surface around the corners; pear mostly, and I think thats mostly because of the feel which is much like a pear, it has that odd texture that kinda dulls the tongue off with a drying sense. The pushy chalk and tin sits far to long though and never wants to leave the palate or lets the fruits get by. Feel is just shy of a medium body with a dump truck of dryness and the formly mentioned chalkyness and tin. Its not a total puckering though, its a mellow easy dryness, but by a fair amount over what I like. This was to dry for my taste, the mellowness is too mellow and the complexity it seemingly has just doesnít seem to really peak any where and the dryness flat out takes too much out of it for me. A dry yeast beast masqueraded as a scrumptiously lush looking brew...hmm...Viking brew anyone?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (10034) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2005 This brew is a luminous orange/amber color with a medium off-white head. Thin and sticky lacing. The aroma is lightly spiced and fruity, along with some yeast. Medium-bodied with peach, yeast, wheat and spice flavors. The finish is dry and fruity, with sweet malt peeking through. Pretty solid through and through.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2005
poured a cloudy caramel with a big thick head and good lacing. Aroma and flavor is of malt and spice. Finish is spice and malt that lays heavy on the palate. I just do not like sweet beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Orange hazy body with a medium sized head on top. Aroma is grassy sweetness, lemon, orange and star fruit all mixed together. Flavor is a great balance of sweetness, bitterness and a full body as well. It starts off with an initial buzz of bitterness, then a bit of malt in the finish, leaving a good warming balanced flavor on the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
openwindow (67) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Very smooth beverage. Copper in color with smooth tan head. Smell has scents of citrus and spice. A very nice beer, with great flavor throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Pours a cloudy orange/brown body with a huge pillow-like head. Spicy and sweet aroma with carmel, yeast, and a little alcohol. Flavor starts of with a sour lemony/ grapefruit taste followed up with a nice smooth malt finish with hints of spices and yeast also present in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 1, 2005
amber and tan chunkiness fluffed throughout the cabesa. copper brown color nose of ants marching and sweet malt rock candy. fig in the mouth with some spices to wash down the sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JAN 31, 2005
lightly hazy amber gold color. creamy/foamy tan head, medium last. aroma of candi sugar, caramel malt, slight yeast & alcohol, pear & lemon peel. flavor starts tangy and peppery, then sweet caramel malt. strong carbonation. faint alcohol. slightly dry/spicy finish. a little lemony too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 22, 2005
I was suprised when I realized I havnít had this since Iíve been seeing it forever. The head pours as big as the body, but very quickly disspates. Body is amber, with heavy carbonation. Aroma is cinnamon, honey, green tea. Taste is floral, with green tea, caramel, with a hint of oak. Pretty darn good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2005
The aroma is very doughy with a strong sour citrus and herbal presence. A dark orange appearance with a large head. The flavor is also quite sour with some wheat, lemons, spices, and cherries. The aftertaste is quite smooooth with a hint of bitterness. A very good beer and a good one for #800 HIDDY HO!

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