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RATINGS: 1556   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2002
Belgian style ale. Dark golden color, large head. Smooth malty flavor, nearly fruity. Some hoppyness, nice malt flavors. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is smooth and malty, no bitterness. No harsh alcohol taste (6.5%). Very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2002
Really surprising, i didn’t expect too much out of the smallest of the Ommegang line. However, it was a pleasant surprise. Very triple-like with its intial spicy stinging assualt on the tongue. However, as it warms the flavor becomes more of a heavy cinnamon spiced cider (although not too cidery). Quite a pleasant 750.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2002
(re-rate)Moderatley cloudly, light copper brown, lots of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Malty, yeasty, slightly fruity (pear) aroma, short lived head with some lace. Carbonation bite on the tounge. Lots of grainy malt up front, fruitiness emerges and a yeasty spicyness takes over at the drying end. This has the perfect amount of body to carry all the flavors. A fine drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrew196 (1096) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2002
This is inferior to the ommegang. not bad though. It had yeasty, citric nose. I thought it was going somewhere once I smelled it, but the taste and finish were very smooth and boring....grapes with hints of alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2002
Fruity and lighter than the regular Ommegang. First smell reminded me of bananas! Citrus and fruity with a solid bubbly orangy white head. Complex and bold. A very good Belgium like beer. Not as good looking or tasting as the regular Ommegang.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1415) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2002
A very good belgian style ale. A little citrusy out of the bottle. Nice fruity and floral tones. Sweet and wheaty. Can’t say enough about the taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mogo (38) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2002
Exactly as advertised. Full of Belgian flavor and light enough to enjoy with good company or watching a ballgame.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Amber, good head, oranges in nose just like the description says, perhaps with a bit of banana. Body was clear at the start of the pour, and then I swirled the bottle and got a lot of nice yeasty haze. That added a bit of candy and spice to the aroma. Definite house character here; makes me yearn for an Ommegang. This is much lighter and more refreshing than the Big O, with moderate sweetness and some spice, and a slight sourness in the finish. Something’s missing here, though. Or maybe not. Damn good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Fig, sweet candy, caramel and a small alcohol smell as well float off this brew. Beautiful big meringue like head that stays with the brew until the bitter (because there is no more left) end. Sweet tartness fills the mouth with a bit of bruised fruit flavor. Very tastey and a very worthy interpretation of a belgian beer. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 25, 2002
a wonderful boquet for an aroma. very clean and grassy. An excellent beer. Enjoyed this with Zach on my porch the last night I was in Michigan. Ahhhhh, I just want to drink again.


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