whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2003 Dark orange-bronze body and fizzy head. Slight haze. Pleasing aroma with serious presence of esters. Elements of toffee, bubble gum, bananas, sour apples, and yeasty leather and musk. Sour bite and fruit peel and hop bitterness. Soft, tangy palate. A good Belgian Ale.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - NOV 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice light amber, decent head and lacing. Nose is quite sweet and fruity. Very nice flavor, dark fruits with good hop bite. Tart up front, dry finish.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2003
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth, very smooth. You can't even really taste any alcohol.
Great coppery color, thick foamy head.
3fourths (9064) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Dutch friend read it as "strange fox", though the bottle says that Rare Vos meant "sly fox". It was soapy, with some burnt wood and peaches in the flavor. Harsh, sour and a little bland. Vegetables, dish soap, very crisp and sweet, kind of hard to describe. Musty, subtle, soft flavors. Sweet citrus aroma at times. Medium amber appearance.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a dark pouring beer. The smell is of malt, banana, and other fruits. The taste is powerful with noticeable alcohol content. It goes down smoothly. I got this at Wegmans in Rochester, NY.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2003 RARE VOS: Pours a murky and dingy amber brown color with a big fizzy tan head. The aroma and flavor are delicate but I find toffee and malt, cashew nuts, yeast, plums, apricots, a slightly bourbonesk quality.
The palate is lively and effervescent; finish is dry and minutely tart… No it’s sweet… No bitter…. No very candy like, no I just can’t place it, but I like it! Ohh, its slightly herbal as well, Like a Lemmon Zinger/Sleepy Time mixture, with honey and a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Me Likes it!
sloth (2786) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large tan head, lasting, plenty of lace. Hazy amber color. Fruity (bananna) yeasty nose.Medium body. Fine carbonation.Banannas, earthy flavors. Spicey, yeasty flavors also. Finish is dry, somewhat thin.
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(bottle conditioned). Reddish amber with fluffy head. Fruity aroma with thick caramel and ripe plum. Medium-bodied mouthfeel made fuller by the dense, creamy carbonation. Rich caramelly malt balances with sour tart cherry, peach, plum, black pepper and very subdued mustiness. Bitterness perfectly balances the rich fruit & malt leaving both to linger. Exquisite.
desurfer (1279) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy red/amber body, chunky white head, fine bubble rising to the top. Light aroma of peaches and bubblegum. Flavor of orange and peach. Smooth, dry finish.
bonvivant (169) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of fruit, orange and clove. Not too sweet so it is very refreshing. Nice pillowy heag and golden amber color.