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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
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2005
light amberish color maybe more like a yellowish color with orange glowing through it. spicey and peppery with some lemon drops in it. Noog fest victim.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Pours with an orange-gold body topped by a thin head with some lacing. Itís sweet with candy sugar notes and a nice spiciness, as well as, a touch of caramel. Smooth, medium bodied and slightly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrancoisMtl (63) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2005
Cloudy Golden color with a nice white head that last until your glass is empty. High carbonation which bring a little dryness to this beer. Pleasant herbal spicy aroma. Malty, peppery and herbal spiciness flavors with high alcool notes (too high in my opinion)and a hint of vanilla. I did not taste or smell any oak in there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2005
orange-y yellow opaque like clouds in a sunset. word t suttree who had black pepper and cinnamon which is totlaly what i wrote down. had a very bread-y flavor washed out with some hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5474) - 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.

   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 canít 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 itís any better.

   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.

   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!

   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.

   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.

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