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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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (18954) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2005 Bottled at RBESG. Cloudy golden. Grassy aroma. Yeasty and buttery with lively mouthfeel. Dryish with excellent soft malt character. Funky, yet fresh. Really complex, yet drinkable. Very French. I am most impressed!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2005
(Bottle 75 cl) Hazy golden with a fine head. Spicy with lots of malt and some notes of citrus and honey. Way too carbonated. This reminds me more of a bland, standard Belgian Blond. I loved the Roja - this is disappointing. 120805

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2005
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a off-white head. Honey earthy aroma and taste, light fruity. Medium body and a sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Slightly cloudy deep copper with a minimal head. Lots of alcohol and yeast in the aroma and in the flavor. Under that there’s some nuttyness and some dark fruits coming out. Tasted almost like a belgian strong. I can definitely see this beer aging well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2005
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy amber body with an average off-white head. Aroma of sugar cookie dough, butterscotch, honey, vanilla, coriander, and banana. Flavor of butterscotch, raisin, malt, banana bread, and spices.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hezron (609) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Bottle at GTMW. Aroma of honey, clove, celery, sweet and buttery. Pale, cloudy yellow without much of a head. Sweet flavor, lots of clove and black pepper then hint of corn and a grassy finish. Light body, dry texture, again very crisp. I am liking Jolly Pumpkin so far.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
Bottle RBESG. Way too alcoholic. It burns my throat. Thin, dry, unbalanced. Sharp, even sour flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2005
One of the best Golden’s out there. More character than a Duvel and enough carbonation to fool you into thinking it’s really a belgian made beer. I’m not sure why they call it a BDG on this site, since the label calls it a Golden. They must have mixed it up with the Rioja.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2005
RBSG 05. Pours a deep golden color with an initial large head and high carbonation. Spicy aroma along with wood and earthiness. A fair amount of barnyard as well. Lots of earth in the flavor along with some light caramelized malts. Medium bodied despite the high carbonation. Slightly sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Tap: Golden with decent head and lacing. Spicy notes at first, much smoother than I expected. I love how simple and complex this beer is. Small amount of hops make this beer very enjoyable. Very drinkable and refreshing.


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