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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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coonarky (2) - iowa city, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2005 does not count
I spy with my little eye a nice hazy golden ale. She has a great white head, not too frothy though, and with very little lace. She smells of yeast and musty lemon, with a little bit of hops spice. Her flavor was quite a surprise, Tart with candied lemon, pepper, coriander, and a bit of apple, pear, mango, peach, pomegranate, and other juicy fruit flavors. She makes a very clean get away. This was my first Jolly Pumpkin brew. I was pleasantly surprised. This is a great interpretation of a Belgian farmhouse brew. I picked the bottle up at John’s Grocery in Iowa City. If you dig funky tart candy shit, give this a try. I dug it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - DEC 9, 2005
dark gold color with a creamy whitish head. aromas of southern comfort-like sweet malt, sweet and a little spicy. flavor is spicy and malty like sweetbread. a little candied/dried lemon rind, a bit of yeast. went well with a duck confit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2006 From a bottle at the FoBAB. Hazy, golden color, light white head. Aroma is floral honey, mild, spicy hops. Flavor is citrus, vanilla?, cream, with a slight sourness. easy finish. 6/3/6/3/14/3.2 RE-RATE Thanks to tjthresh for bringing a bottle over. Gold color, thick white head. Nice clarity. Aroma is light oak, spicy, earthy. with some citrus undertones and dark fruit. The flavor is spicy with citrus, dark fruits, oak. Mouthfeel is fizzy. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2005
Bottle. Golden colour with a nice head. Aroma of caramel and alcohol. Smooth alcohol flavour with notes of yeast, pepper and spice, someway very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Pours a sulphur yellow with a 3-dimensional white head. Musty yeasty lemon aroma with a peppery note. Very soft, smooth, and filling sensations grace the palate. Lightly sweet, spicy and easy to drink. Worth seeking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sunevdj (3461) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
Pours golden with a white head. Sweet and spicy with some aromas of whiskey and pepper. Very fizzy. Dry peppery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (23306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy amber coloured with a medium sized off white head. Light acidic aroma with notes of marzipan and fruits. Spicy flavour of fruits with notes of alcohol and a bit sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10618) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
Botted: golden coloured. Clear. Dense off white head. Sweet and fruity aroma. Some spices are notable. Flavour is full of berries and fruit. Light yeasty notes. Has a light sourness in the background. Full bodied. Has some herbal notes. Thanks BBB63 for trading this very good Biere de Garde

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Wonderful nose, lots of sweet cookie dough, big notes of coconut, with a light and gentle maltyness. Light hazy golden body with a medium sized white head. Mlaty flavor, very bready, little yeast flavor, ends on a nice and pleasant hop note. The best Biere de Garde ive had i think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2005
A nice beer with good characteristics, but not a great deal of depth. Nice color, but a fairly thin head. Good nose and flavor.

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