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RATINGS: 1613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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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.

3.9
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2003
Amber appearance was just a bit cloudy. Nice big head that leveled off fairly quickly. Beautiful, aromatic nose; yeasty with citrus accents. Well balanced flavors of fruits and spices that gave it an appealing, moderately complex taste.

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2006 (3/13/06, 750ml bottle) Clear amber body with big off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, yeast, spicy/grassy/hay, some apricot. Taste is medium sweet, spicy, some grassy, apricot, melon, light pear. Some alcohol dryness and light duskiness in the finish. Medium body with some stickiness and light creaminess. (6/3/7/4/13)

(5/8/03) Slightly hazy amber body topped by big tan head. Aroma is spicy, apricot, pear, yeasty. Taste is somewhat disappointing -- pear, spicy and yeasty, but none of them come to the forefront. Not a bad beer, but falls short of the mark attained by its sisters, Ommegang and Hennepin. (7/4/5/4/11)

4.2
thedm (6184) - 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?

4.3
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!).

4
PorterPounder (7970) - 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.

4.8
hotstuff (5158) - 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.

3
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!!

3.2
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.

3.2
TheBeerGod (6224) - 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.


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