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RATINGS: 1497   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 Brusselsí 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2002
re-rate: 11/28/02 - well, iíve just scrapped my original rating of this - you donít even want to know. (had rated this 1.8). Color was a deep red/brown with fizzy bubbly head and decent lacing. Flavors were thinly malty (caramel) and some citrus spiceyness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2002
I like this one the best from Ommegang. A bit deeper in texture than the Ommegang, and less alcohol. (These big bottles and high alcohol content really put me out) Vigorous head, smooth dry finish, perfectly balanced. I think the brewers are from another planet with advanced brewing technology.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2004 Bready yeast notes and juicy, fruit nobles in the aroma. Fairly esters anf flowery with a dry finish. Quite perfumey and doughy pale malty as well. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 shy golden apple color which would not let me see through, pop-out gigantic blizzard of a fricken head.. spicy aroma with orange peel and slight alcohol...onslaught of carbination...floral creaminess with spicy overtones, citrus, blanched anise seeds, cloves, and a hint of dried appricots...very dry finish with some carmel malt flickerings...endless gassy burps

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2002
Somewhat spicy aroma, pours a copper color with a large white head. Very crisp and dry in the finish, medium body with spices and malts evident in the flavor. Good, but the regular Ommegang is a much bolder concoction.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Not nearly as good as Ommegang. Pours quite murky, likea watered down apple cider. Meadium head the disapates rather quickley. Smells dry and spicey but is a little bland and chalky tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3665) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Pours with a lovely head, pillowy and creamy over a hazy deep golden brown. Aroma is gentle, fruity, betraying only a portion of its flavors. Fruity and tangy sweet, with a bit of bubblegum and orchard fruits. It keeps a very nice palate throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2002
12oz. bottle. Murky amber. Tiny bubbled, sticky off white foam. Soft carbonation. Aroma of oranges, apricots, marshmallows and pepper. Initially fluffy, cotton candy like, with a heavy dose of apricots and oranges and a mild grains of paradise edge. Medium body. Light and easy natured. Not very deeply malted or heavily hopped, kind of just lulls you with a gentle flavor. Watery texture as it reaches mid bottle. Drier than it is sweet with a chalky like fruity sweetness. Floral hops emerge after itís warmed towards the end. Finishes clean and with a more rounded malt base, with a topping of orange coated caramel. Good, but not as stellar as once remembered. Flavors mute substantially with age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2002
I think I like this one best out of all the Ommegang products, because the lower ABV means their trademark hot taste is much less pronounced. And this is the last time you will ever see me praise a beer for low ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2002
Spicy and perfumy nose. Smooth sweet taste that gets spicier as it warms. It had a wheaty finish and the spices lingered. Perfect carbonation level in this bottle,too.

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