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Ommegang Rare Vos
05/03/2008, 4:51 AM
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Ommegang Rare VosABV: 6.5 %
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: weizen
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Price: $2.50
Consumed at: home

Impression: Thick white head goes down to nothing quickly on top of a cloudy orange body. Amber tinged. Banana and fruit aroma is fairly common in this Belgian style. Slightly watery body is disappointing. Good aftertaste, but immediate impression is watery. Spicy finish. Flavors include peppers, coriander, banana, flowery hops, sandy yeast, and generally spicy presence.

Rare Vos focus on bodyAroma: 8 out of 10

Visuals: 4 out of 5

Taste: 8 out of 10

Palate: 3 out of 5

Overall: 14 out of 20. I liked the flavor, visuals, and aroma, but it was all just a bit lacking in impact.

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Ommegang Witte

Ommegang WitteABV: 5.1%
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: weizen
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington NJ
Price:$2.50
Consumed at: home

Impression: Good fruity aroma. Good hazy color and depth. Head is lacking but haziness is there. Banana overtones, but watery finish. Visually in keeping with the style, but nothing particularly special here. Taste is good, but watery finish distracts from the overall effect. Palate is thin, watery, and diminishing.

Aroma: 8 out of 10

Visuals: 4 out of 5

Taste: 8 out of 10

Palate: 3 out of 5

Overall: 14 out of 20 I liked the flavor of what was there, but there was not enough ‘there’ there. Washed out watery undertone disrupts the effects of this beer. Not bad, but not great like other Ommegangs.