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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ommegang Rare Vos

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Ommegang Rare Vos
Brewery Ommegang
656 County Highway 33
Cooperstown, NY USA 
Est. 1997  

Brain Damage Quotient = 6.5 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Orange amber color with particle suspension.
Fruity apricot/apple aromas.
Two fingered off white head that lasts
and leaves tremendous lacing.
Complex fruit, yeast, spices and other flavors.
bodied with full flavor. 

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
More good stuff from the 'gang' at Ommegang.  How do they do it?  Lush fruity flavor and great yeast aromas permeate your skull upon first whiff of this god-like nectar.  Pepper, pair, clove and other fruit swirl around the palate.  Not to be gulped, but rather sipped.  I paired it with a Punch cigar after a few lesser bodied pilseners this day and was in for a full-on sipping extravaganza. Duh-rool, duh-rool!

Rare Vos is Flemish for 'sly fox'.  This aromatic Belgian proves that it is, one sly fox.  It captures your nose with an apple/apricot scent.  Then it catches your eye with the particle suspension, only an unfiltered ale would have.  The last few scant drops, produce a yeasty swirl of undercurrent, further tantalizing you for a closer look.  One sip, and you are hooked. Trapped in the gaze of the fox.

An easy drinker that won't weigh you down, unusual for Belgian styles.  Typically they are good for one or two without overpowering. This amber will not disappoint you one iota.

Do the Rare Vos and be rewarded with a rare treat. Another 'home-run' from Cooperstown.

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