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RATINGS: 1115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Artisan Golden Ale. Ale aged in oak barrels. Barrel aged & bottle conditioned. Aged in large oak casks and refermented in the bottle. Oro de Calabaza is brewed in the Franco-Belgian tradition of special golden ales. Spicy and peppery with a gentle hop bouquet and the beguiling influence of wild yeast. Please enjoy our beers in good health, Cheers and Mahalo plenty!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewballs (203) - USA - SEP 29, 2014
I waited years to try this brew and I was not disappointed. Golden hue. Lacy head. The aroma is breezy, the hops leap from the bottle. Malts, barley and citrusy. It is an ale but it has the sensibility of a Belgian ale. Smooth wash down. Extremely drinkable and refreshing. A very noble beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2636) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/31/2013. Pours lightly hazy deep golden color with a 3 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart lemon peel, orange zest, apricot, pear, green apple, white pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, hay, straw, grass, wet wood, musty funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, pale malt, and oak barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of tart lemon peel, orange zest, apricot, pear, green apple, white pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, hay, straw grass, wet wood, musty funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy spiciness and light tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon peel, orange zest, apricot, pear, green apple, white pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, hay, straw, grass, wet wood, musty funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and robustness of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, pale malt, and oak barrel flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding Biere de Garde style. All around awesome complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, pale malt, and oak barrel flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (39) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Tap at Scheras Zwanze day. Pours yellow with minimal head. Smells of sour and vinegar. Taste of sour cherries and yeast. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielyabu (1185) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - SEP 16, 2014
huge creamy white head. excellent lacing. mostly diminishing. sparkling flat thick dark yellow body. aroma: citrus lime, pineapple, white wine. if: moderate sweet. ff: moderate sweet light acidic bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, light astringent alcoholic finish. Aroma levemente azedo. Alcoolica sem prejudicar o paladar. Background ligeiramente ácido, não chega a ser azedo (devido à inserção de levedura selvagem na mesma). Lembra vinho branco e um bom espumante. No começo parece bem básica, restrita, como uma golden/blond ale, mas depois evolui. Sibila Yabu: refrescante. Eu a considerei mais como condimentada, apimentada, na segunda taça. Amargor com lúpulo nobre e grande presença de madeira de barril, como anunciado no rótulo.180 s

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2286) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
9/16/2014. 750 ml. bottle. Pale yellow with a white head. Funky, yeasty aromas with spices. Grassy and peppery flavors, hints of oak. A bit tart. Long dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LarryBeast (516) - - SEP 14, 2014
Sampled at Great Canadian Beer Festival. Bright, sour and fruity with floral/grassy notes and some sharp, pepper spiciness. Great, earthy yeast funk. Dry and decently bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ester_ (106) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
Yellow medium head. Aromas of sour, wood and wild yeast. Flavors: sour, wild yeast, wood and alcool. Jaune avec un moyen col. Arômes surettes, bois, levures sauvages. Saveurs surettes, levures sauvages, bois, fleurs et alcool.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (720) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Un peu comme une bière aigre. L’arôme est très belle avec du levure, chêne, et un peu de fruits. Le goût n’est pas du tout comme l’arôme. Un peu de chêne, un peu aigre, et une finition d’une amertume moyenne.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Azand222 (171) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Overall a decent beer, the mouth feel is a little off in the finish. Tried in draft at flying saucer in San ant

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryecatcher (796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2014
375 mL bottle. Pours a pale straw gold, nice fluffy white head with good retention and okay lacing. Nose is fruity, big and barnyard funky, like George Clinton in a Stetson, some hay, Brett, spice, chardonnay, white pepper and earthy goodness. Mouth is dry pleasantly tart, lemon zest, oaky, long lingering bitter undertones, some vanilla pokes it head in near the finish. Very nice.


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