Rare Vos (Amber Ale)

First time I’d seen this offered as a single 750 mL bottle in GA. Before it was usually only hanging around in the Ommegang, triple sampler packs with Three Philosophers and Hennepin.

By no means Ommegang’s best offering, in fact I was a little disappointed. That may be because they have set such a high standard with Hennepin, Three Philospohers and Ommegang

The pour is a much more orange/red color than I was expecting with a huge head and lacing too. The overwhelming experience in the taste is one of a slightly sour, spicy yeast taste. Not bad, certainly a authentic Belgian feel, but it lacks the depth, complexity, taste and the general quality of the brewery’s other beers.

Apple/acidic nose and flavors are present too.

On the up side, like all Ommegang beers, this is very, very good value. The second time I drank this it was part of the mixed 3-pack with 750’s of Hennepin, and three Philosophers AND had an Ommegang glass included for $14.99.

Would not be at the top of my list of, “must get agains” but not bad, and an intersting beer to try.

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12/16/2004
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.5 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.55
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