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RATINGS: 1213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2581) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Cloudy golden body with a huge head. Was kinda fun to see how high I could get the head above the top of the glass, I think I managed about 2 inches. Anyway, aroma is spices, peppers, and lighter fruits. A hint of caramel and vanilla. Flavor is mostly the same, but... there’s too much friggin alcohol. A few sips felt more like 15% and not 8. Could use better balancing, but even then it’s not that tasty. Bleh

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2006
"Poured a cloudy golden color nice fulffy head. Aroma was of some barnyard funk. Flavor was some pepper and sour, but still some kind of sweetness to it. Solid mouthfeel. Pepper finish. "

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
draught. the pour is murky orange-brown with a small bubbly white head. the aroma is very fruity with tart green apples, grapefruit, pear, and of course the funkiness I’ve come to love. This one is very wild and gueuze-like I think. orange and apple fruit flavour along with bread and a good chunk of hop bite in the finish. refreshing and interesting to no end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2006
Tap at MI brewer’s guild fest- Sparking golden pour erupts a foamy white head of the medioum sized persuasion. Bartlett pears in the aroma, with brett, and yeasty fruit esters floating all about. Oak/woody flavours with yeasty tartness, and some fruit sweetness to balance. Good. Has some witbeer qualities in the finish. Had this one near the end of the fest, so my notes are not as detailed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3558) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2006
750 bottle-bright golden yellow hue with a foamy white topping. woody, cedar, estery (orange peal), pineapples, intense citric sourness. flavors are acidic, fruity (citric), pineapple, zesty yeast character, and lots of notes of spice (ginger, corriander). This beer really isn’t all that different or complex, just very well done. Palate is spritzy with a high level of tingly carbonation. As it warms, the woody notes come out more in the palate and also round out the overall mouthfeal of this beer. Very nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Hazy orange color, fast diminishing head. Liveley carbonation. Mustard seed, yeasty apple nose. Spicey taste - ginger, koriander seeds, gooseberries and intense grapefruit taste. Not much a fan of it but interesting!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Clear golden body, big fluffy white head. Tons of carbonation. Alcoholic apple cider aroma with a peach and floral element. One heck of a fruity biere de garde - green apple, peppery yeast, light cracker malt, finishing with a green leafy thing. Thanks to Chuck for sharing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Golden straw colored, very fluffy white head made of small bubbles and some visable carbonation. Smells like overripe apples and yeast some nice spices of peppers and others spices w/ a perfume like hop. Even mild palate w/ some good coating and nice carbonation, a touch warming. A very nice peperry flavor w/ hints of earthy tones light bread dough and other light yeasty notes. Very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2006 750 bottle. I swear every JP beer i pour always seems to have some of the greatest appearances I have ever seen this on pours a slight hazed golden with a fluffy bublby white head. Aromas were oaky with notes of green apple citrus and a bit yeasty. Flavor was a nice smooth buttery to apple like flavor mild hop citrus notes with mild fruity esters. Slight tart finish mild lacing throughout. Second Rating 12 oz bottle, Wow it just keep getting better and better Amazing appearance nice long lasting fluffy white head nice hazy golden orange in color flavor similar to my first rating with some added spice and citrus I have to bump this up from a 3.9 to a 4.2 it definitley diserves it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2006 On tap @ Brew Kettle 11/10/05: Cloudy deep gold w/a whispy white lasting head. Grainy malt, light peppery & clove spice yeast aromas @ first. Corn sugar sweetness w/ some white grape esters. Some light plum fruity aromas and a buscuity and toasty malt as it warms along w/ a little brett to boot. Well balanced overall, a bit malty @ first w/ a semi sweet finish and a malty, grainy aftertaste. Mixed fruits mid palate. Sweet up front, a bit sugary with toasty malt. Some spicy yeast flavors more in the aftertaste than up front. Highly carbonated, lighter body due to carb., warming alcohol nicely hidden. A very well made beer! A bit thin on flavor up front, but gets more complex as it warms.

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