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RATINGS: 1200   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2005
Looks great - with such a large fluffy head! Oh boy, and a delightful-looking bright yellow, slightly cloudy body. Very tart, citrusy aroma. Full-bodied. Sharp flavor, not any distinguishable pumpkin flavor. Highly alcoholic burning as it goes down. Slightly sweet and slightly sour. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5626) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2005
I bought this beer dispite its terribly cheesy label - very hazy golden pour with lots of rising bubbles, feeding a large, lasting, creamy white head - spicy, peppery aroma, with lots of citric tartness, grain, earthy notes - flavor is very spicy, with lots of lemon tartness up front, waking up the palate - but this mellows and makes way for sweet orange peel, ginger, various spices I canít indentify, tropical fruits - white pepper, hops and bready malt in the finish - lively carbonation keeps the tongue working - pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kevin (2185) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 4, 2005
just finished helping the uncles build a duck blind. drank a couple bottles of nosferatu, a few coors lights, have pieces of wood and plastic in my hair and clothes. i crack this baby open. pours a murky dark yellow that looks like the color from inside a peach and a great big marshmallow and happy dream cloud white head. wow, the aroma is wheat, yeast, lemon, pepper, watermelon, and banana with a few fresh biscuits mixed in. oh my fucking religious deity this is good. i donít know if i can describe the cornicopia of pleasant flavors. lemon, orange, sugar cane, hot tea, mango, ginger, tabasco, carrots, honey, corriander that lingers into the finish. speaking of the finish, this leaves agreat woody taste with the afore mentioned corriander and orange slices too. i like the acidic needly attack on my tongue, this is a damn winner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
pours out a cloudy golden yellow color with very minor white head. Nose is doughy, yeasty, with hints of citrus and spice swirling around. Flavor is similar, but the barrel aging seems to pop its head out a little more, helping some alcohol show up with the mild hops, pepper, and even some sourness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonboy32818 (30) - orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Poured the cloudy yellow Iíve come to expect from good belgian strong ales. Lots of carbonation and a thick creamy head. Smelled like mixed nuts. Tastes about the same a Duvel curaco and spice, a better finish if that is possible. Now I know why this beer took gold @ GABF

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UnsofistaCat (240) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 Snow white head. Wheat beer in appearance, just a tad cloudy in a good way. Smells strong of pears. While some have inexplicably found it to taste ďtypicalĒ, the exotic taste blew me away. In some ways, I found notes of sun tan oil: coconut, Curacao orange. Yet, these island notes are strangely mixed up with a nostalgic old basement taste off set by vanilla. I know my deScription of this is moronic, I canít help it. This is a beer that needs to be tasted by the world. Follow up: i have tried it again and decided that there is a little too much alcy-burn. lowered accordingly. lowered again...every new one gets more sour and acidic

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Iím having trouble deciding if this is my favorite Jolly Pumpkin beer or not - Iíve had to have a few bottles of it now; it seems to have the malt and spice flavors of a good tripple, and also some sweet malts and herbal notes that remind me of biere de garde...Ok, I guess maybe this is my favorite Jolly Pumpkin brew (for today at least..)(well, no, maybe itís the witte....). As with their other beers, this has the bonus of adding a layer of barrel aging that seems to integrate nicely into the mix. Excellent palate - smooth but filled with tiny bubbles, bursting with flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2005
A pale yellow, rather clear, with fizzy white head. Nose is some yeast and dough. Taste is crisp yeast and malt, along with some spice and citrus notes. Lighter in body. Interesting but yet underwhelming at the same time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12994) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Bottle. Pours a hazy straw color with a large rocky white head that was mostly lasting and produced fair lacing. Good complex citrus and spice aroma. Medium body. Very good sweet and bitter flavor with a good long bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Bottle. Iím so glad my local store has JP stuff now. Looks beautiful, golden orange color with a big, white head that gets all lumpy as it dies down. Classic spice and fruit aromas. Oakey, yeasty, citrus taste sweet with a dry, hot finish. Good stuff!

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