Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Brewery Ommegang - Rare Vos

Purchased From: Beltway Fine Wine
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a tulip glass

After the Abbey Ale and Hennepin, Rare Vos, the Belgian Dark Ale from Ommegang, promises another great performance from the New York-based, abbey-inspired brewer. The beer pours a hazy copper brown with a radiant orange glow. There's a healthy head of yellowed foam with a creamy consistency. The lacing was light overall, but elegant in its presentation. The nose is highly aromatic with spices and a mild dustiness. A minor clove element plays with a light, but floral, hopping and mild phenols.

The beer is sweet and fruity up from. The carbonation is huge and tingly and makes the beer extremely crisp and drinkable, but avoids reducing the overall flavor. The clove and spices come through from the nose nicely and mix with mild banana for a very tasty beer. The finish has an interesting, almost coarse texture and supports a mild, slowly growing heat.

Final Verdict: A

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