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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Nothing really all that exciting about this brew, but it a very nice Belgain-style ale, it has a very hazy & cloudy appearance, the beer has an orangish tinit to it’s amber color, excellent soft & lacy white head that lasts throughout the bottle, the nose is quite fruity with a yeasty-spicy undertone, the beer is quite balanced & smooth & very drinkable, the flavors include lots of fruitiness & some spiciness due to some of the yeast left in the bottle, the beer has a medium-to-full body & is an excellent session beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2003
Hazy amber. Intense tight bead. Fruity nose. Spicy and yeasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jefyou (39) - Menlo Park, California, USA - JAN 6, 2003
Nice aroma with spicy fruit combination. Rich amber color. Agree that it seems watered down and has less ooomph than other Ommegangs. BIG head with good lacing. Ok but not worth the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2003
I was disappointed because the flavor is way watered down when compared to the aroma. Nice spice and a lot of sweetness, even a little bit of something, but fails to satisfy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Hazy amber color, not much head. Rich aroma of malt, apples, and raisins. Flavor doesn’t live up to the aroma, kind of watered down maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2003
Golden color, big head, very spicy nose and taste. I don’t like the spice too much, can’t exactly tell what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2002
nice off white fluffy head. golden/orange in color. Medium bodied and highly carbonated.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Not quite awful. It looked beautiful, with a big foamy head and tiny rising bubbles. The mouthfeel was excellent. The only aromas I smelled were bitter hops. The taste was bizarre. No front-of-the-tongue flavors whatsoever. Might as well have been water. An annoying, aspirin-like, uncommon bitterness. Almost like cardamom??? Even a little sour, like a lambic. I like Ommegang but I have no idea what the hell this beer was. Certainly not your typical "Belgian Ale."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Brewery Ommegang is one of the top 3 American brewers of Belgain style ales and Rare Vos certainly helps maintain this opinion. Pours a copper/amber color with a sizeable head. Sweet, fruity, and floral nose. Malt, fruit, and some spice in the taste. Well balanced and finishes surprisingly dry. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Pineapple and leather in aroma, some orange. Big head, faded slowly but never disappeared. Cloudy orange/brown color. Very fruity and spicy. I rather liked this. Will buy again!

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