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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2004
750 ml bottle. Pours clear, rosey amber (until the bottom of the bottle when the yeast is stirred up) with a full, slightly foamy off-white head. Aroma is definitely belgian, with lots of fruity, yeasty notes and a little sourness present as well. Flavor is rich and complex - sweet and bready with a sourdough hoppy finish. Medium body and creamy carbonation make this one a pleasure to drink.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - APR 9, 2004
Bad, what is the shelf life on this one? Had some sourness but tasted flat, like flat ginger ale as a matter of fact. I tried to chill it more to see if it got any better and then drained it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2004
A very pleasing Belgian. Aroma was typical yeasty funk, lots of caramel sweetness, spicy (peppery?) finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2004
Comes out of the bottle ready to rumble like the Hennepin, but settles down nicely when allowed to warmAroma of spice and very mild fruit. Also like the Hennepin, flower aroma emerges at room temp. Peach fruitiness as well. Earthy quality. Nicely malty. Not too heavy, not too light. Really nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2004
750 mL bottle, snifter. Biscuit, caramel malt (L); flowery, orange hops (M); clove and peach aromas. Tall, off-white, creamy head is well lasting and leaves beautiful lace. The body is a light amber with playful carbonation. Moderately sweet, moderatley acidic, lightly bitter flavor becomes a lightly sweet, moderately bitter, moderatley acidic finish. Very Orval-ish without the brett and some other nuances. Finish is pleasantly dry. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. The bottom line is: this is really good stuff and can be had at a great price; if you want a session Belgium, this one fits the bill.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Amber with beige head. Sweetness to the nose. Fruit and spice to the tongue. Not bad for a style I'm not fond of.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Rare Vos is Flemish for "Sly Fox". This bubbly sly fox is quite the brew. It contains the aroma of an abbey dubbel (though muted). It has the appearance of an abbey dubbel - yet its wine-like flavor is of lighter fruits and grapes, and less the dates, prunes and cherries of a dubbel. Overall, it is a big success with a "caramely" smoothness and yet a sourness that isn't over the top. With some lively carbonation and some cool effects of the yeast, this is a fun one to hold up to the light for inspection. My only complaint is that it might benefit from the sweetness of some addt'l sugars that, also boosting the ABV for warmth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2004
Copper color, white head. Some floral, fruity notes but nothing very pronounced. Decent but boring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1451) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2004
Cloudy orange color. Fizzy white head. Nice aroma. Earthy, fruity, and a few spices. Kick in the taste. Some apricots, cherries, and maybe bananas. Pretty easy going too. Overally fairy decent, could use a little bit more though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Cloudy tangerine color with a puffy head that keeps going and going and...you get it. Cherry, malty and earthy aromas. Sour bitter orange taste. Flavors coming out now of apricots and bananas. This stuff is plenty earth and bitter. I have to make a roadie to Cooperstown.


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