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RATINGS: 1547   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.


1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ericnixon (741) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Smooth, very smooth. You can't even really taste any alcohol. Great coppery color, thick foamy head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8391) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2003
My Dutch friend read it as "strange fox", though the bottle says that Rare Vos meant "sly fox". It was soapy, with some burnt wood and peaches in the flavor. Harsh, sour and a little bland. Vegetables, dish soap, very crisp and sweet, kind of hard to describe. Musty, subtle, soft flavors. Sweet citrus aroma at times. Medium amber appearance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2003
This is a dark pouring beer. The smell is of malt, banana, and other fruits. The taste is powerful with noticeable alcohol content. It goes down smoothly. I got this at Wegmans in Rochester, NY.


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