Ommegang Rare Vos

Ommegang Rare Vos

Last night we went out to Worcester to the Citizen Wine Bar. We went in the evening (post-dinner) for some drinks and a bite.

I ended up pairing an Ommegang Rare Vos with some gouda. Although they didn’t have a ton of craft beer at the Citizen, they had enough to make my decision about which to pair with the cheese a difficult one. In the end, it was a decent pairing. I didn’t know the gouda would be so mild; it probably would have paired with just about anything.

Although I’m normally “off duty” from beer reviews when I go out, I knew it had bee na few days since my last review. The only downside to the impromptu review was the lack of a camera. A stock photo of the beer will have to do.

The brew itself smelled of banana and spice. Cloves, spice, and dark fruit were all present in the flavor. I found it to be a bold and full flavored beer…a good example of a Belgian. However, I didn’t think the beer was particularly unique. I came to the conclusions that I want to do a side-by-side tasting of Ommegang beers…just for comparison.

We finished off the night with some chocolate fondue. YUMMY! Overall a lovely evening out with the wife.

-Lost

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

2 thoughts on “Ommegang Rare Vos”

  1. It’s definitely a gateway beer (along with Ommegang’s Hennepin), I actually think this one is perfectly balanced. If you’re used to drinking lots of big beers, it won’t knock your socks off, but it will be a revelation to folks who aren’t big craft beer drinkers. Also, it pairs really well with bar food (i.e. greasy food):p

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