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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!


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaelinwa (632) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle. Light amber pour, minimal head, minimal lacing. Aroma is funk, citrus, hay; subtle. Taste is slight sour, some funk, hop bitterness, lemon. Finishes slightly sour and bitter and lemony. Light, yet complex. Somewhat like Orval, maybe less dry and more complex. Definitely cellar material. Odd, but good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a clean golden champagne color with a white foamy head and solid lacing. The scent is lemon pepper, flowers, honey, banana, and oak. The great mix of lemon, bread, pepper, apricot, floral notes, and earthy funk is awesome. Carbonated perfectly with a full mouthfeel and dry finish with some lingering sour notes. Really enjoyed this Belgian - Franco style.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3447) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Piwo o konkretnym zapachu konskiej spoconej skory, dzikie drozdze wyczuwalne, troche limonki i cytrusowosci kwaskowosci, srednia pianka, metnosc i zolty kolor. Alkohol dobrze ukryty. Tresciwe i zarazem orzezwiajace piwo. Po przelknieciu lekko wyczuwalne nuty piepszowe.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MIapples (12) - - JUN 8, 2015
Probably my favorite of all the jolly pumpkin beers. A belgian wth bold flavors and a little twist of lemon and some sour. All the pieces come together nicely, a must try for anyone.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (3915) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Draft @ ABC: Poured a yellow with a white color head. Aroma is tart sour fruit, spice, and hops. Taste is very sour fruit, spicy, oak character and peppery finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (606) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2015
Very sour, acidic lemon aroma. Taste is also fairly sour, with some taste of pepper and a lingering but subtle bitter bite.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fakebeersnob (224) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Getting pear and a sour/tart smell. Pour is a very light golden/straw color with no real head, and a very thin lacing. Tasting pear, tartness, sourness. A bit of spiciness at the end (like a pepper spice....slight tingle, not overpowering). Not getting any oak taste, but the mouthfeel at the end is the only indication that this could be oak-aged. I did not enjoy this for the first 1/4 of the bottle. After I thought of it more as a cider/pear riesling, I upped the taste ranking a bit. I donít think I will try this again. This is not what I expected as a Belgium Strong Ale, and overall not too keen on it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jamesthebrit (346) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Aroma is smooooth. Yeasty. Orange. Pear. papaya. Subtle oak Pours a light golden. Little head. Taste does not come across as fruity as aroma. Earthy. Hay. Grape. White wine like. Dry. Oh wait thatís pallet. Pallet is dry but oaky. Super oaky. Too oaky. Overall this beer brings me back. It was the first craft beer that I went out and got specifically looking for craft beer. I was in Ann Arbor at the time and suffering through Chemical Engineering at University Of Michigan. I had walked to Jolly Pumpkin on Main Street and was like, WTF? $16 for a bottle of beer? But I thought what the hell. Brought it back and had no idea what the hell I was drinking. Sour like white wine. Shared it with my roommates and they had the same sentiment. As a result... overall 20/20. #dealwithit

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (2708) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Tap at Bierkeller. Canít believe Iíve never rated this. Cloudy amber pour with a small head that fades to a very thin ring. Aromas are lemon peel, flowers, black pepper, and very light cotton candy. Tastes herbal and floral with strong peppery yeast. Light citrus peel. Dry with just a hint of tartness. Solid but this has always been a little boring to me.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (1305) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 13, 2015
Draught @ Albion. Cloudy dark amber with beige creamy head, acidic aroma, sour caramel / roasted malt taste, medium carbonation, balanced longish finish. Very good brew.


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