Rare Vos (Belgian-style Amber Ale) – Brewery Ommegang (NY, USA)

Rare Vos (Belgian-style Amber Ale) – Brewery Ommegang, 6.5% ABV, (Cooperstown, NY)

On the back label:

“Rare Vos is Flemish for “Sly Fox” and the name of one of Brussels’ great cafés. It is also the name of our cunning Belgian-style Amber, which sports a mellow, fruity character and an elusive spiciness.”

  • My Rating: B
  • Why I like it: medium citrus sweet with a creamy bitter backdrop
  • Where I got it: Brewery Creek
  • How much: ~$14, 1 Pint 9.4 fl.oz, Oct/2011
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: No
  • Would I recommend this to beer afficianados: Yes

Tasting notes: pours cloudy orange-brown with a nice decent frothy head, good retention and sticky lacing, many very active CO2 streams. Aromas of orange citrus and sweet malts on the nose. Creamy and crisp texture up front, mellow tangy apricot, 5/10-level sweetness, medium malts, hints of cinnamon, honeycane sugar, and finishes mildly bitter and crisp. Medium complexity, medium depth, great transitions, good carry, good length, very good drinkability. A solid beer.