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RATINGS: 1510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rogueman (19) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Definite yeast aroma. Thick white head, fruity and spice are tastes that hit the palate. good lace. Not bad, but not a champion either. I am from cooperstown originally, and went on a brewery tour when Ommegang first opened. I like Ommegang, but Rare Vos could be better. Lacks complexity and body.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Wow, what can I say but, YUCKERS! Pale amber with a head so thin it was translucent. Aroma was mostly hop with a trace of Strawberry Shortcake and yes I mean the doll. Flavor? Strawberry/cherry, malt, bitter, water, nothin'. The Ommegang folks should have tried this one before they shipped it out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Very cloudy amber/brown with a large off white head. Aroma of fruit - banana, peach, orange, apple - and caramel, with a hint of spice. Light medium body with a decent amount of carbonation. Flavor starts very sweet with a caramel rush, and then the fruit flavors kick in. Orange, peach, banana, and apple are present. It then fades into fruit and spices - cloves, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. A good beer, but the flavors do not blend as well as they could. A little underwhelming.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2003
light amber color with a huge head. i really liked Ommegang, but this one was horribly lacking. a fellow Ratebeerian i shared this with went so far as to dump out his glass. Weak and watery flavored with a distasteful blend of fruitiness and spices.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Beer poors a large creamy off white head on an amber / orange body. Aroma is big and predominantly of malt,fruit and spice. Tast is a little thin but well balanced with a nice smooth finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Some real sour, spicy yeastiness going on here in this slightly thin-bodied, highly effervescent beer. Kind of delicate flavors intermingling, some flower petal like aroma, a beer with a lot going on. The body is like a good brune.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
duke33 (68) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2003
What can i say? The commercial description is dead-on, so no point in me trying to describe it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 15, 2003
"Rare Vos" is Flemish for "Sly Fox." This thick Belgian ale had a strong, creamy head and a nutty and somewhat fruity taste (plum, peach & pear). Very complex. A beautiful golden amber in color. A bit sour on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2003 Dark orange-bronze body and fizzy head. Slight haze. Pleasing aroma with serious presence of esters. Elements of toffee, bubble gum, bananas, sour apples, and yeasty leather and musk. Sour bite and fruit peel and hop bitterness. Soft, tangy palate. A good Belgian Ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Pours a nice light amber, decent head and lacing. Nose is quite sweet and fruity. Very nice flavor, dark fruits with good hop bite. Tart up front, dry finish.


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