Rare Vos (Amber Ale)

Apparently the house beer brewed by Ommegang for BXL in NYC, NY is actually not a new beer at all, but it’s actually Rare Vos. Reported as an alias. Consumed today at BXL East on 51st.
Pour is a mid-amber one with impressive head and lace. The lace is especially pleasing.
A LOT of yeasty, bread notes in this beer that dominate both the nose and the taste. Excellent combination of sweetness and competing dark(er) dry character. Some fruit as well, the beer almost has a plum or other dark fruit note. In that respect it slides toward a Belgian Dark area, but never gets anywhere near that as the beer is light and very drinkable.
An amber, mid-brown aspect that is Dubbel-like.
Tasty and moreish with plenty of bread in the feel.
Excellent brew that I REALLY enjoyed as it took the edge of walking around the city in some seriously hot weather. I could have sat here and had several of these without any effort.

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07/10/2010
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 6.5 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.13
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