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RATINGS: 1207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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!


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1571) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Poured a nice pretty yellow with a great head and lacing. The aroma was pepper and melon. Flavor is sour on the front of the tongue with a lot of carbonation and a spicy saison like body. Very nice beer that I wish I had access to.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Crisp, cirtusy and dry. Very bubbly. The beer left a nice lace all the way down the glass with good head retention. Champagne pallate and flavor. No alcohol flavor at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2006
The Oak Cafe on tap. Avg head. Aroma was of sour farmhouse and saisonlike. The flavor was sour but still have a great spiciness and was smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Shared with csbosox. Poured light amber with a dirty white head. Sticky lace and good clarity. I think I’m getting yeast character up front in the aroma. Typical JP wood character. A bit of spicy hops. Pepper or maybe a minty spice flavor. Toast and caramel. Oak. Medium body. High carbonation. Dry finish. Easier to drink that most JP offerings.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Fragrant, fabulous aroma. Hits you head on as soon as you pour, even from a foot away. It has a soft sourness reminiscent of the best flemish sours, along with a velvet oak characteristic, spicy notes, and all sorts of exotic fruits: kiwi, lime, passionfruit, mango. I rarely give a 10 in flavor or aroma but this one is just so perfect. The pour is fabulous too; a semi-clear, liquid gold with quickly rising carbonation and a large, chunky, thick white head. In the mouth it is strong and alcoholic, with pungent floral notes and spices, and a spritzy mouthfeel. Jolly Pumpkin is a seriously awesome brewer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Bottle poured a cloudy orange with a thick , foamy white head. aroma is fruity, candy like. Flavor is spicy citrus with a fruit tart like finish. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2006
750 ml bottle. Spicey fermented aroma. Hazy darker shade of yellow with decent white head some floaters and good bubble carbination. Flavor starts out with some strong spice, pepper, tart and hop bite. This beer takes a 180 turn by finish and mellows out for a smooth finish. Good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1019) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2006
thanks to cmubeerman for sharing. smells like a jolly pumpkin. looks great. got the yeast, but that was a mistake. pretty sour, interesting. pretty easy to like for the sour biere de garde type beer. way too carbonated, though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrDick (354) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 16, 2006
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy, golden pale with a geyser of bubbles which quickly vanishes. Aroma is syrupy and floral. Lots of flavors in this - hops, spices, fruit. Another great beer from Jolly Pumpkin,

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
750mL bottle. Cloudy yellow-gold with a tall, rocky white head. Heavy floral aroma with phenolic and fruity esters, citrus and pepper. Mild musty tartness up front, melds into a perfumey herbal set of flavors. Melon, appleskin, and clove and pepper flavors take over and extend into the finish with some residual wet hay. Mouthfeel is a medium light, nicely dry.


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