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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2282) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrockLanders (780) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heykevin (1281) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2854) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Hazy deep gold, creamy off white head. Nose was nice with spicy citrus, vanilla, lemon zest, and banana, with light wood and pepper tones. The flavor had decent balance with smooth citric hops, wood, and spices combining in every sip from top to bottom. Medium bodied, zesty carbonation, bittersweet spiced finish. Very good brew and worth a try, but the La Roja takes the cake...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Heavy with yeast sediments and other excellent sinkers. Lemon, perfume, caramel, and pepper, especially in the finish... Kind of surprised by my level of enjoyment on this weird baby. But I tend to agree that it’s style is closer to a Belgian Golden than anything else.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2005
750ml Orange and hazy with a creamy head that retains well. Wonderful aroma, Tripel like in my opinion. Spicy, peppery nice hop aromas and a real sense of Belgian brewing. Effervescent mouthfeel and a medium to full body. Flavors also much like a Tripel, really nice.. spicy, peppery, fruity, Belgian-like. This is the best I’ve had from Jolly Pumpkin. Overall a damn fine brew unlike some other American breweries which pale in comparison. Jolly Pumpkin rocks! Perhaps not to style (Biere de Garde) but a top notch Belgian golden in my humble yet experienced opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Bottle... Hazy, deep golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, eggshell head. Excellent retention. The nose is a blend of lemon, bisquit, perfume and spice with gentle reminders of banana and bubblegum. The bitter-sweet flavor is of fuzzy fruit, vanilla, light oak and toffee. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, very astringent, dry finish. Generously hopped for the style. Still, a little too sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2005 From the bottle, this pours out a hazy gold color with minute particles swirling about and a large creamy white head. The aroma is faint, floral with some heated spices underneath. The flavor is a soft toffee along with some citric tartness and peppery spiciness. The finish is mildly bitter and alcoholic. Interesting beverage, perhaps not quite true to style, but tasty.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2005
Thanks for sharing this bottle hopdog. The beer poured with a golden appearance. The flavor was quite spicy but sweet as well. Some light citrus flavors along with a caramel and vanilla presence. Unlike any other bieres Ive tried yet. It was simple but enjoyable

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