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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.

   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?).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1775) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1267) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2003 Re-rate: It has been a while since I had this, and I am still impressed! Lovely appearance, medium reddish copper color. Nice, fruity-bready aroma. Flavor is remarkably smooth and refreshing. Slightly tart, fruity, well balanced malts and spice. Could become a regular with me now.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Carmel colored with a sweet and hoppy aroma, it's got a tangy, fruity, hoppy, happy flavor to it. It's not a 'Great Beer' but it's enjoyable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2003
I was dissapointed in this beer. I went into in with high hopes due to the great experieince with the brewers Ommegang beer. This beer was dissapointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3161) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2003
Pours a cloudy amber, with lively carbonation and a cream-colored head. Fruit and spicy yeast aroma. Flavor is first and foremost dry, with vinous and fruity characteristics, spiciness, and a bit of apple cider. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2003
This was so incredibly tastey. Beautifully reddish - amber coloring with a nice frothy head, that stayed with it the entire session. Zesty and complex, with hints of pear and grapefruit with banana and fig thrown in for good measure. I loved this one, nicely bittersweet in the finish and I cannot wait to try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Copper colored with big white head. Spicy and fruity aroma. Bitter finish. A nice beer.

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