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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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5186) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Cloudy orange, nice white head. Aroma of black pepper and cinnamon. Full, rich palate. Big bready malt body, and an herbl spicy flavor, as well. Can a beer be described as "gamey"? Maybe "rustic" would be a better term. Nevertheless, a tasty brew that would go great with dinner.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2005
25oz - Bit of a sour aroma of lemon, nutmeg, clove, and black pepper. Hazy orange body with a small white head and medium lacing. Flavor matches the aroma plus something I can’t put my finger on... A hint of hops are also there. Palate is tangy and tart, not something I look for in a brew. Very interesting. I will revisit later when my palate has matured even more to see if it’s any better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2005
Thanks again to BierBauch for this beer. Clowdy golden color with a big ol head sitting on top. This seems to be a heavier spicier version of La Roja. More of an orange and spice feeling with this beer. Not quite as murky and earthy, more of a belgian feel to the aroma. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, it has a bit of spice to it, but no real kick. The flavor is a nice warm and earthy, spicy, flavor, wood and fruit come though on this one, but in a relaxed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Cloudy medium gold color with a thin head and some lacing. Peach, oak, and vanilla in the nose. Ripe nectarine and peach fruit flavors with vanilla oak notes. Creamy texture and sweet finish. Great beer. Thanks Dan & Joelle!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2005
750mL Bottle. Huge, fizzy white head with a golden body. Earthy, outdoorsy nose with sme hopp, grass hints. Mouthfeel is very syrupy and clingy with lots of carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2005 750 mL bottle: Pours a transparent light amber/orange, with a hilly white lasting head. Very well carbonated. Had a big outdoor aroma, breads, slight alcohol notes, faint fruits, and flowery hops. Flavor was bready, fruity (peaches), sweeter hops, and just a touch of alchohol. A coating mouthfeel accompanied by livlier carbonation made for an interesting mouthfeel. Oh yeah, and the lacing was amazing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2220) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Belgian-like aroma with some wheat. Like a Begian wit. Huge! off-white head. Looks like a weissbier. Erupting carbonation at the bottom of the glass. Murky orange. Lasting head! Very effervescent in body and in mouthfeel. This seems like a Belgian style. A little overly carbonated. Nevertheless, this guy knows how to brew beer. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2006 750 ml bottle from Tampa. Poured a copper color with fluffy head. Aromas of malt, banana, esters, candy sugar, coriander, and some alcohol. Taste is light, smooth brown sugar, caramel malts, raisins, and still some alcohol....medium bodied, lightly carbonated. I really like this...seems almost like a triple. I like these JP ales....very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Nice deep golden. Aroma hints at pears initially, then a gently spicy note kicks in and finishes with a bit of a hop kick. honeyish hints. Gentle mellow maltiness, long and deep, hints of leather, whisper of oak/vanilla. Genlte and nice. I like this quite a bit and its a great way to finish my memorial day weekend, and i look forward to the opportunity to try more of Ron Jeffries’ wares. Thanks a ton Eric!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2699) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Bottle, from trade with Silphium. Good nose, sweet. Fruity, banana, lemon, almond. Clean brownish orange color, small to no head, though I poured last of it in a smaller glass and it was loaded with sediment and had a big head,small to no head. Sweet spicy flavors, Vanilla, almond, honey, pepper, lemon, grass, balsa, hints of clove, Medium body, oily viscous mouthfeel, bittersweet finish. Tasty brew, though one I’m not familiar with, enjoying it as it warms. Gonna have to try a few more in this style. Thanks Silphium


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