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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Changed (363) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours hazy red-orange. Huge white head, great lacing. Aroma is yeasty, banana, malt. Highly carbonated, dry finish, creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is spicey yeast, banana, grapes, malt finish. Excellent OMGNG offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1854) - - AUG 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review from 11-30-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance –The beer is served an reddish amber color with a two finger white head. The head has a decent level of retention, with it eventually fading to leave a nice level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is a mix of yeast, fruit and spice. A light funky yeast aroma is mix with smells of banana, apple and orange. These are all complemented by some spice aromas of a peppery and spicy. Taste – The taste begins with a light sour apple flavor upfront. This is mixed with some other fruit flavors of pear and orange as well as some bready tastes. A yeasty taste brings with it a bit more of the sour funk flavor. Grassy and citrus hop flavors enter the taste profile at this time helping to subdue some of the tart flavors. At the end very light peppery taste mixed with some notes of a wheat bread taste come to the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter and thinner side with a carbonation level that is high. The thinner body and the higher carbonation are great for the taste flavors of the brew and allow it to still be very drinkable and favorable without being “tart” overwhelming. Overall – Ah it was an alight brew and worth a try, but nothing to really go to on great occasion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Al_DePantzue (4) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
I should preface all of this by saying that Belgian ales are not my style. Spicy notes in the aroma, medium mouth feel a lingering toasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjbrewjoe (1) - - AUG 13, 2014 does not count
Delicious fruity ale without the usual over sweetness you’d expect from similar beers. Very nice aroma and smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (950) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Pours a hazy golden amber with a white head. Yeast, spice, caramel, fruit and malt aroma. Yeast, clove, banana, apple, pear, spice, biscuit and malt flavors. Medium body and lively carbonation. Spice and fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (843) - - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a light amber color. Aroma and taste are sweet malts, fruits, and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Yeasty. This is a sweet amber colored ale with caramel notes on the eye. In tucking into this, the yeast and fruit notes come right to the forefront. Slight banana and clove feel whilst the yeast really takes over.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HarryPlopper (35) - - JUL 26, 2014
Amber colored ale with big head and lots of carbonation. Yeasty sediment at bottom. Fruity smell. Citrus-fruity taste with yeasty tones. No bitter aftertaste, tart finish. Smooth mouth feel with plenty of carbonation, which is slightly overwhelming. Excellent beer and now a favorite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Burgers (333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Bright amber with a very generous head. Aromas of dried ginger and alcohol. Taste light sweet and bitter. The palate is medium bodied. Finish quite long

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matt_Foran (67) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Pours a thick foamy head, the beer itself has a nice amber, copper color. To the nose you pick up hints of coriander and orange. Nice solid body with a fruity, malty Belgian style ale. Lingers for a while on the palate.

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