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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2003
A hazy reddish color with a large volumptous white head. Aroma of yeast, cardboard, spices. Sour taste with a spicey background. Highly carbonated.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2003
Tasted in DC from Cairo. If I had to narrow this fine beer down to one word it would be herbal. The aroma is almost veggy with a spicy, not quite floral finish. Appearance is like a light version of Maudite - Light orange colour with nice white lacy foamy head. Stands up well in the glass. Flavour is much lighter - very floral, orange - has an almost champagne constitution.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Pretty wheaty tasting with a lack of body. Very drinkable but very boring. Not bad but definately not great. Kind of lemony and wheaty. Almost like an American hefe.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2003 A nice looking deep amber ale with a creamy dense head and light retention. Gives a fruity spicy aroma with an earthy quality that is quite pleasant. Great full bodied with a creamy yet effervescent mouthfeel. Flavor is malty, fruity with notes of caramel. Everything was excellent about this ale until the last mouthfull which seemed weak and slightly watery. Also this ale would benefit with a higher abv. It's just missing something.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2003
A nice brew. Nice Thick Head. Very little aroma but when you can catch a wiff of it it smeels of honey and wheat. feels thick on the palate and tastes fruity with an occasional chocolate twinge. Very little alcohol flavor and lower content thna many Belgian ales. After trying 3 Ommegangs I beginning to think Othis brewery is the American Unibroue: Not a bad beer yet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2005 Dark amber color, creamy head. Ripe fruit aroma, spicy and fruity flavor. Well-balanced. Medium bodied. Ommegang does not disappoint.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Darker and more robust than Hennepin, but not as full bodied as the Ommegang. True to the Belgian style, this beer has the characteristic fruity / spicy flavors with very well balanced hop flavors (saaz?).

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1767) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2003
Copper colored, medium off-white head comprised of tiny bubbles that is mostly diminishing. Sugary, cotton candy aroma with gingerbread, toffee, and a touch of alcohol intermixed. Highly carbonated with a thick, velvety mouthfeel. Ripened fruit dominates the flavor. I had a difficult time distinguishing other flavors in this due to the high carbonation that never seemed to die down.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 5, 2003
Pretty peach/gold color with abundant bubbling producing a HUGE head. Feels like a champagne in the mouth, tastes like beer and cider. Lots of fruit, spices and bitter malt in the nose, flavor and aftertaste. A very interesting brew, great for a single sampling.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmather (145) - Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Originally, not ver interesting, too cold, high carbonation. After warming up, nicely malty, smooth, caramel flavor, good light hoppy bitterness. Good but not great.


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