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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Bottle: Reddish gold with a largish white head. Slightly sweet, slightly musty aroma. Mouthful is nice. Flavor is malty and slightly sweet. Not overly complex. A decent beer, but it followed a Rochefort Trappistes 10 in the session, which is almost not fair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2003
sweet candy, creamy lacing.Spicy fruity, floral and citrus.Frothy and malty a decent Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2003
Cloudy light brown color with thick, creamy, whitish head. Aroma was spicy and yeasty. For flavor, initially I noticed a fruity sour apple flavor followed by a spicy doughy flavor. By the end of the drink I noticed a beautiful thick lacing left on the glass. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2003
Hazy copper body with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is light and yeasty with a slight sourness to it. Lightly spiced flavor with notes of green apple. A good first experience with Brewery Ommegang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8388) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2003
Slight gushing to thick, creamy yellow head. Fine pearling. Hazy dark-amber beer. Sweet nose, caramel or caramel-liqueur. some nuttiness, waft of toilet soap. Heavily carbonated. Hence some acidity, but a walnut-like bitterness keeps on top. Yeasty, with slight fruity notes. malty underbuild (caramalt) is there, but low-profile. Retronasal again liqueurish and an impression of hazelnut-choco-spread (VERY Belgian!). Medium bodied. More abbey-double than Speciale/ale. Slightly spritzy. I had tried this beer before, and it comes out much better this time as before. Somehow the interchanging of the styles turned out beneficial.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Hazy golden color with lots of carbonation and a well lacing head. Aroma of spicy yeast and earthy hops. Body is somewhat full with a fizzy mouthfeel. Flavors include chocolate chip cookies and spicy Belgian yeast. Not bad for an American Belgian ale, but could use some more complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (5044) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2003
Amber/Orange color with an initially very large cream colored head. Light fruit abound in the aroma. Hints of spice waft about was well. Very much a belgian abbey aroma. Light on the tongue with white pepper, not quite ripe pears and apples with a touch of mace. Some wonderful malt flavors floating around. Finish has a sharpness that distracts, although the malt does come back late just in times to help.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 16, 2003
Bananas. Just bananas. When I opened this 750ml. bottle of beer, that's all I smelled. Whew, bananas. It pours out a bright copper color, with a head that won't quit. Murky appearance, with clumps of yeast forming islands in the head. Aromas mostly of (did I say) bananas. Slight fruity background to this beer as well. Smells delicious, really, it does. Tastes smooth, coats the tongue with a syrupy feel to it. Not much bitterness in this batch, but has a citrusy tang to it. Lots of fruity flavors that overwhelm any maltiness it has. A really good American Belgian beer, in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2003 Cloudy orange color. Pour with a large head. Yeasty aroma. Somewhat thinner and less sweet than many of the Belgians I've had, but a good flavor none the less. Easy beer to drink and at $4 for a bomber its a great deal!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2003
Great beligan-style brew. Very rich and thick for a lighter beer, very cloudy and dense, light head. Aromatic and floral hops, ncie balance of bitter and sweet. All-around nice, easy beer, especially for the price.

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