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RATINGS: 1559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Cloudy body and foamy white head. sweet and fruity aroma with a similar taste. balanced palate that has a light creamy texture. Overall i thought this beer could have been better

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - JAN 30, 2004
Pours a hazy, orange amber with a tannish head comprised of a density of tiny bubbles. Aroma is perfumy, hints of caramel and molasses are salient, and plums soaked in alcohol are prevalent in the nose. Very little carbonation, creating a smooth, creamy mouthfeel which is at once tart and bitingly sweet. Alcohol is there, but subdued. A wonderful beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2004
Pretty, foamy white head that faded to a thin vail that cloaked the brew for the whole time it was in the snifter. fruity aromas. Rich flavors that are very familiar. Slightly spicy, too. Drys out on the finish. Like everything else from Ommegang, it's pretty damn good.

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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skaughty (652) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (2044) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2004
Copper in color with a small white head. Fruity aroma that is distintly Belgian. A fruitiness with spice, like orange peel. Dry with a crisp finish.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2004
Murky copper body with a big fomay light tan head. This beer actually came exploding out of the bottle upon opening. The aroma is very string: citrus (orange), flowery yeast, caramel malt, and a slight bit of sour apple. The flavor is sweet fruit (apple ma9inly) up front then moves into a more caramel falvor. There is only the barest hint of spices. The body is medium and slightly dry. The finish has a very chewy choclate chip cookie flavor about it. Quite a nice beer overall, a bit different.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
freekyp (1634) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Caramel apple aroma and flavor. Light body with sweet finish. Large off-white head tops cloudy auburn body. Tart with dryish finish.


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