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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 19, 2005
White pepper and lemon grass nose with a touch of white wine. Wonderful rich mouthfeel with a touch of belgian trople to it. White fruits and nuts abound in the nose and dance on the palate. Clean, soft and mildly lactic finish make for a great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianGirl (89) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Nice fruity, mild aroma. The beer was a light golden hazy color with a small creamy white head. The flavor was mild at first and as I continued to drink it, the fruitiness and spices came out more. It was very easy to drink. Highly carbonated, light as it is going down,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2005
On tap at Barleyís Alehouse #2 - Pours hazy golden with a short white head that fades quick. Aroma of lemon, yeast, and sweet tarts. Flavor is quite sharp, tart, citrus, sour, yeast, bread, and some spice. Mouthfeel is quite carbonated and feels o.k. but the sourness was so unexpected in this one for me it was tough to overcome. Iím a tad disappointed because I liked the other 2 Jolly Pumpkin beers that Iíve tried so much...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Didnít care much for this. Hazy golden color with a fleeting off-white head. Aroma of citrus peel, spiced bread, caramel, and bourbon. Fizzy and syrupy in the mouth. The flavor held the citrus zest and alcohol. Not my preference.

   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 (4823) - 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 (2069) - 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 (235) - 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

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