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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3018) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 1, 2014
One of the new 375 bottles. Pours quite hazy golden yellow, medium white head, creamy dissipating slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is extremely light, nearly undetectable. A bit of oak, funk and pepper if you work really hard at it. Flavor, on the other hand, is light sweet, lightly funky, a bit of bitterness, some oak, a bit of herbs and pepper, fruity yeast esters. Smooth, clean and refreshing. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. No sign of the 8% in here until later. I really like this beer, would score higher if it had a smell :P, and I would like it even more if the ABV were lower.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3446) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle: Clear gold with a small, thick, white head. Pear, yeast, apple aroma.....barnyard. Tart, biting lemon...pear taste. Excellent sharpness and souring. Acidic citrus, funky brightness. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (505) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle pour. Sunlight color. Sour nose. Apricots. Flavor is tart. Some lactic notes. Pineapple and faint woodiness. Finish has a medicinal quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (282) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Bootle from Erzbierschof - Hazy pale yellow color with a medium frothy white head, medium lasting and lacing - Aroma is Woody, lychee, elderberry, spicy, peppery, vinous, funky yeast - Flavor is vinous, woody, fruity, malty - Light/Medium Body, medium bitterness, fizzy carbonation, dry, light sourness, sour dry fruity bitter finish - i start to enjoy sour beer, this one was very pleasant and really complex

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1982) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Aroma: Apricots, Yeast, Hay Appearance: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Yeasty, Hay, Mildly Oaky Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanLaursen (3025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2014
Fra flaske, Luksus at Tørst, NYC. Uklar gylden-gul med et boblende, hvidt skumhovede. Funky, sprød næse. Hvedebrød, træ, citrus, vegetale noter. Supermatch til rokkevinge og kålrabi.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Pours hazy blond with a lasting, fine white head. Aroma of funk, overripe mango and pineapple, more funk, fruit skins, preserved lemon. Taste is dry and crisp up front, lots of ripe tropical fruit, some funk, tart finish with slight clean bitterness. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3626) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 13, 2014
750ml bottle. Cloudy, yellowish golden colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Fruity, floral, spicy, yeasty aroma, notes of Hubba Bubba bubblegum. Taste is moderately tart, fruity, biscuit malty basis with a touch of sugar powder, marzipan, some lemon, lemon zest, dry hints of oak, a peppery spicy yeasty touch; lasting dry and tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BoostIPA (1201) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bee scrolling past this shelfie for years now, time to give it a shot. 750ml bottle, $13.99. Poured carefully as not to disturb the sediment,so it was a pretty clear gold color with a nice puffy white head. Aromas of oak,citrus,funk and pepper. Taste is very dry with some bitter notes. Flavors of wood, crotch, peppercorns, Belgian yeast phenols, citrus. Finishes pretty dry and lightly tart. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1104) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle into a Leffe glass. Golden, carbonated and has a light white, bubbly head. Zesty wild yeast aroma, farmyard. Fresh, lightly sour, plenty of body. tangy. Having a hard time describing it but its very nice! Unfortunately due to the bottle size, unless you have a large than UK pint glass to pour into the second instalment is cloudy due to the yeast. However it doesn’t detract from the taste.

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