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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (5029) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 27, 2005
This barrel aged bottled brew poured a very large sized head of foamy fine to medium sized mostly lasting white colored bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body contained average carbonation, was hazy and dark orange in color. Its aroma contained notes of banana yeasty malty fruity . Its mouth feel is initially smooth malty yeast ywith a tingly vinous palate and a malt hop spice aftertaste. Its flavor contained yeast malty hoppy banana notes and was tasty. It mild vinous alcohol content is well hidden. Good brew!.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
Golden ale with a thin white head. Pears, coriander and banans in aroma. Crisp tingling malt with alcohol warmth and light farmy, horseblanket notes. Rich soothing mouthfeel. Bought at Sam Wines, Chicago, 7.99. Enjoyed at YEHa!05 Christmas Party on Dec. 17th, 2005.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CapFlu (4720) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2005
(750ml bottle) Sampled at TiggMTL’s Montreal Crew YEHa!05 Christmas Party on December 17, 2005. Pours a quick dissipating white head with a non cabonated deep golden body. Nose of orange, ginger, spiced, yeast and iodine. Sharp hoppiness without the cascade bite, lime, seville oranges (marmelade). Bitter, lasting acidity in subtle quantities round out the finish. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Clear golden color with a large white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy with moderate citrisy hop presance. flavor also has plenty of citris and sweet malty feel, bready finish and a very slight sour peppery note. Overall it was good but slightly too sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2005
I got a wonderful deal on a bottle through my girlfriend... This beer pours light golden and mostly clear, with a nice-looking white head. Aroma of spicy and slightly citrusy hops. Body is light but not watery, refreshing, and zesty -- wheaty in a way. A little more citrus in the taste, some pepper/generic "spice," and yeast/bread. Very clean and smooth, fairly dry,with no clues as to its strength. Reminiscent of a biere de garde I had in France last winter. Very good beer -- I like that it is easy to drink but still has a certain level of complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
The pour reveals a hazy blonde color with a ring of white lace on top of it. Interesting aroma of candy, fruits, yeast and alcohol. Good flavor of fruits, candy, yeast and alcohol. The palate is light and dry with moderate carbonation. This beer is delicate and subtle, it slowly delivers its secrets sip after sip and makes you want to know more, and have more.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2007 Robe blonde légèrement voilée surmontée d’une mousse blanche épaisse en dentelle. Arômes d’érable, d’orange, de levure et d’alcool. Saveurs de poires, d’agrumes confites, de levures, d’épices, de brettanomyces et d’alcool.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14007) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2005
Bottle. Slightly cloudy golden colour. Flavour is nice, peppery and malty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
swatskee (17) - Ohio, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2005
golden color with bright white head. fruity aoma with sweet characteristics , malty taste with some hop notes, spicy bead-like finish with a slight alcohol warmth. very nice golden ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2008 (on bottle at CPH Yeha05) Orange colour, white head. Mild yoghurt fatness. Aroma of rotten meat, peppers and perlehops.Has too many resemblents with a heavy weissbier for me. Notes of anis too. Vague, watery mouth, but a hash alcohol warmth too. Rated at 2.7 RERATED august 08. My taste or the brewers attention has sure changed over these 3 and a half years. I got a hazy, dark orange beer, small white head. Citric and spritzy aromas, with notes of coriander and orange peel too. Gets more intense as the beer warms, more spicy and yeasted. Very nice, full barleyed mouthfeel, but the real hit is the fabouless finish. Superb combo of peppercorns, vanilla, esters, alcohol and carbonation. A very nice and complex golden ale. Gets one real warm.


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