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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Slightly cloudy deep copper with a minimal head. Lots of alcohol and yeast in the aroma and in the flavor. Under that there’s some nuttyness and some dark fruits coming out. Tasted almost like a belgian strong. I can definitely see this beer aging well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2005
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy amber body with an average off-white head. Aroma of sugar cookie dough, butterscotch, honey, vanilla, coriander, and banana. Flavor of butterscotch, raisin, malt, banana bread, and spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Bottle at GTMW. Aroma of honey, clove, celery, sweet and buttery. Pale, cloudy yellow without much of a head. Sweet flavor, lots of clove and black pepper then hint of corn and a grassy finish. Light body, dry texture, again very crisp. I am liking Jolly Pumpkin so far.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
Bottle RBESG. Way too alcoholic. It burns my throat. Thin, dry, unbalanced. Sharp, even sour flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2005
One of the best Golden’s out there. More character than a Duvel and enough carbonation to fool you into thinking it’s really a belgian made beer. I’m not sure why they call it a BDG on this site, since the label calls it a Golden. They must have mixed it up with the Rioja.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2005
RBSG 05. Pours a deep golden color with an initial large head and high carbonation. Spicy aroma along with wood and earthiness. A fair amount of barnyard as well. Lots of earth in the flavor along with some light caramelized malts. Medium bodied despite the high carbonation. Slightly sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Tap: Golden with decent head and lacing. Spicy notes at first, much smoother than I expected. I love how simple and complex this beer is. Small amount of hops make this beer very enjoyable. Very drinkable and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2007 i must agree with the commercial description.its not often I do,Medium bodies with some spiciness to it.Tastes of Nuts and some slight orange,Quite good.I will be getting more from this brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crockett (1012) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2005
Cloudy orange gold with a medium sized small bubbly head. Sweet tangerinces and honey. Plain icing sugar and lemon cake. Mild funky finish with a little salty dryness. I have to agree that this was lacking luster.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (3333) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2005
Had at RBSG 05 and I think I was well sick of Bretta by the time I had this.
Light golden brown color with lots of farm and bretta in the nose. Light bodied with cheese and cobwebs. Light warming finish. Not really that interesting.

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