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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Wow...totally digging the nose on this one...fruitiness to the maximus. Some hints of vanilla, peppery spices, definite malt aspects, citrusy orange, apricot, sugar cane, yeast, and pine sol. It pours an apricot, peachy orange color with a generally white long lasting head. The carbonation level is surprisingly medium in this one. Heavy upfront fruity taste with classic apricots, malty vanilla sweetnesses, and a citrusy orange carressing the tongue before a peppery dry finish. Some soda like qualities to it almost in the finish...a tad strange..syrupy mouthfeel near the end..definite stickiness. Decent mouthfeel, excellent usage of full bodied fruit flavors. In a word...pleasant!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2003
Citrus, yeast and malt aroma. Has the appearance of unpasteurized honey, with a medium sized vanilla custard head, plenty of lace. Tastes of apricots, plums, and raisins. Complex, full bodied, wonderful mouth feel. A Lovely Belgian!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (1911) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2003
This isn't better than imported ales of its type, but its fruity aroma and lightly sweet taste and delicate hoppy aftertaste make it worth the low price

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2003
This one starts out with a nice color and head, though not quite as nice as some belgians offer. The aroma is quite nice, a little sweet, and not overpoweringly so. It's a nose that really makes you look forward to the flavor, if you know what I mean. And, in this case, I happen to like what I was looking forward to. However, it doesn't quite live up to the great nose. The flavor is fairly typical Belgie, though nice, and doesn't last quite long enough on the tongue to really please. Good, but not a great Belgian Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2003
Cork came out with more force than I've ever had a beer cork come out with, I put a dent in my ceiling. Copper, amber color, a little darker than most Belgian ales I've tried. Not much carbonation evident. Heavy, yeasty aroma, with accents of fruit. Bananas and spices. Fairly decent taste. Full-bodied. As for the seamless finish, I think maybe the seam ripped out or something, because this beer blue-balls you with the finish. The beginning flavor develops well, floral and yeasty, but then no grand finale of a finish. ...Ok, like 10-15 minutes have passed and the ale has warmed and the finish is a little better, a little bitter. This is not a half bad brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3402) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2003
Golden amber color with a big, rocky head and a yeasty nose. Dark sweet flavors of plum, raisen and brown sugar. Very well balanced and very easy drinking.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2003
Kind of cloudy, ice tea color, flowery clove scent, nice everlasting head. ("good tasting, long lasting head is better than big head" as a friend mentioned when we poured) Floral, citrus taste, very very nice. Smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mhachar (7) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2003 does not count
Very Smooth and clean. Appears to be very cloudy, light orange color. It has a spicyness to it, as well as a caramel flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
k2 (146) - USA - JAN 31, 2003
Good "American Belgian" beer. Fruity and malty but the spicyness was not dominate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2003
Clean tasting & smooth - almost too smooth for a Belgain. Yeasty cloudiness & very foamy - almost looked like orange juice to me! Dunno - it just didn't really jump out at me with anything distinctive. Moderate spicyness makes it good, just not as good as expected.


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