RATINGS: 1614   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Rare Vos is Flemish 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedm (6046) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew poured a very large creamy head of finely sized off white bubbles that as it receded left an excellent lacing. It has an amber colored body with lots of carbonation rising in the mug. It has a very nice malty aroma. It had a initially smooth taste that finished even more smoothly with a very mild floral flavor. There was no tartness, bitterness, just smooooooth. Can I have some more please?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - MAY 3, 2003
This was a amber color, with a large head. From my first impression, this was a nice beer, but the complexities were dominated by the Indian food I was eating with it. My choice of food left me wanting a more hoppier beer. Still, it's maltiness was perhaps a good contrast to the food I was eating (too hot!).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7762) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2003
Took me a while to figure out the complexities and subtleties of this one. Lively, active pour with a perfect white head. Nectar like appearance - light orangeish. Flavor - detect spices - fruit - orange perhaps? Goes down smooth - very drinkable for a belgian. Aroma - spices; floral hints. Overall, very impressive for a domestic Belgian.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hotstuff (5077) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2003
This brew poured a large, creamy head, but had little to no lacing on the sides of my mug. It had a fruity aroma to it. It drank extremely smooth which is much to my liking. There was no bitterness observed with this brew. I was very impressed with this particular brew and this is one brew that I would enjoy being able to drink for the evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2003
Mild brown color with a large frothy tan head. Smells of sweet fruit like a barleywine and alcohol. Slight rotton wheat flavor. Yuk!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2003
A deep copper color with a very large rocky head. I had to patiently wait for the 4 finger head to dissapate in order to indulge. The nose is spicey with banana peel and yeast. A banana flavor, some brets and apple cider. A medium body. As with all of the Ommegang Brews, age would be very kind and bring out alot more complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (6168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2003
Pours a rich bronze with a light tan head. Strong aroma of fruit and spice. The mouthfeel is carbonated and the taste is full bodied with apples, oranges, cinnamon and yeast. Sediment in the bottle adds some haze to the appearance. Something in the taste I can't put my finger on... Finishes with a dry but almost flat taste. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2003
This beer poured a nice dark golden color and formed a good medium tan head. Some lace on the side. Nice frangrances of spice and malt. Has a slight foamy heavy feal in the taste. Gives it a heavier feel to the body then you would expect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2003
Good belgian, not to strong just right, nice color on the pour head disappeared quickley. A beer I will purchase and drink more often

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (6044) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2003
Dark orange / light brown colour. Initial tan head, but quickly fades. Aroma of apples and other fruit. Good flavour, but not fully complex. Some fruity and spicey notes...but finishes quick. Full of carbonation, which is noticable from the first sip until you burp afterwards :) Worth a drink, but not one of my favourites...even in this category.

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