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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2003
Amber color (duh) with a generous off-white head. Fruity sweet aroma with a hint of spice. Flavor was good but lacked the complexity I enjoy of other Belgians. Finish was the best part, dry and sharp. I will drink again but there are others that I would choose first.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2003
THe color of a autumn leaf,with constant carbonation and a large head,that has great retention. Fresh aroma is very inticing. Bready,spicy hop,yeast and toasty aromas.Just a little bit of barnyard/sourness. Soft,slightly spritzy mouthfeel.Big,bready,malt flavors lead to some toast,acidic,interplay. Nicely sour.Finish displays yeasty,woodiness and some refreshing,spicy, hops.Balanced in every way and very interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 25, 2003
or some reason I expected to like this brew, but there seemed to be a sort of metallic hops finish that ruined it. I'll put it on my 're-rate it someday' list because there were some promising flavors up front.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2370) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 Decent head from the pour with great carbonation. Aroma of fruit and yeast. Some tart apples. Murky orange/amber in color with decent lacing. Flavor is somewhat spicy with malt and bitter fruit flavors. Flavor is a little weak and watery. Some heavy iron mineral water. Very strange. Lively palate from the carbonation. Finish is slightly creamy and spicy with a little bit of fizz. A good beer but not quite as good as some of the other products by Ommegang.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Pours a rusty orange color with a full head that quickly shrunk to a small, persisent white ring. The aroma is quite pleasant, as it has the sweetness and yeastiness of a nice Belgian ale. Oranges, apples, pears, cherries, pepper, banana, clove and vanilla. The flavor starts surprisingly malty, but moves, especially as it warms, to a brilliant fruity sweetness. Unfortunately, it still doesn't quite come to the level of the aroma, but it is still quite nice. Another wonderful beer from Brewery Ommegang.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2003
an excellent crisp,fruity belgium with nice head and very smooth taste, exceptional ale!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 14, 2003
Color is a hazy amber with a thick white head. The aroma was full...grass, sour yeast, apple, pear, malty sweet. The flavor was similar with more sweet fruitiness. Nice crisp feel.

   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!

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (1929) - 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

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