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RATINGS: 1209   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrDick (363) - 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,

4
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2138) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Bottle. After reading that that whaleback white ale was compared in a tasting to this, I just had to open my bottle on another 95 degree day. Pours out yellow, thick white head. Plenty of CO2 in this one. Smells sweet, fruity, and slightly hoppy. Other spices in the smell, pepper, and oak. Taste is similar, very refreshing, slightly sour, hop kicking in to it too. Very good, better than the whaleback white. Went very nice with a burger, and very nice with the hot weather. Awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold, large head that diminishes quickly. Seems very carbonated. Aroma is berry, sour and some pepper. Taste is sour, slightly fruity,some wheat and pepper. Carbonated, medium body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5795) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2006
Bottle courtesy of TheBeerCellar2: Poured a light hazy golden color ale with a huge foamy white head with perfect retention (bottle was a bit of a gusher when opened). Aroma of pepper is surprisingly quite dominating with some sourness (brett) and some traces of oak. Taste is real interesting mix between sourness, sweet malt some pepper and other spices though not as much as the aroma was suggesting. Carbonation was a tad too excessive and body was above average. Another impressive effort from this fine brewery.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (10359) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Bottle. Nice sour malt/barnyard/hay aroma. Cloudy yellow-amber color with large head. Acidity and carbonation hit the tongue first followed by mild sour lemon mixed with musty hay. Finish is sour lemon peel mixed with pepper. A work of art.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
750 ml bottle. Very cloudy, pale golden-yellow beer with a thin white head. High carbonation. Amazing oaky aroma, some vanilla, spicy yeast, clove, lactic sourness all playing off a fairly straightforward Belgian pale malt base. Beautiful creamy texture, soft and silky with noticable wheaty spiciness. Fruity as well, some lemony citrus. The acidity really picks up as the beer begins to warm. Light bubblegum. A fairly prominent herbal/noble hop flavour as well. Long chewy oaky finish. Peppery character comes forward as the beer warms as well. Light soft leathery notes add even more complexity to the mix. It’s about 90 degrees and 90% humidity right now and this beer was made for times like this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11973) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 6, 2006
750 mL bottle from artusory. Pours a pale straw yellow, very bubbly, fast-rising bubbles, a medium creamy and frothy white head that lasts, some spotty lacing. Aroma is malt (meal, cereal), yeast (dough, grass), fruity, spices, orange and citrus, cardboard notes. Medium acidic and bitter, tart fruit (green apple, peach), yeasty body, orange spiced finish. Medium bodied, smooth palate, especially given the amount of carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thornecb (5407) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 Explosion pour into a tulip. Huge, frothy bright white micro head. Fruity esters throughout the room. Fizzy, with sweet triple and peppery, tart, sour fruit. Lasting dried fruit finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield (4033) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Hazy yellow, lovely white head. I had a little bit of a head cold, so I lost some part of its dimensionality, but what I got was tremendous. There was a deep floral and fruity quality, but it resonated like a scented candle, warm and lush--perhaps one of the first times that a silly word chosen by the makers of a beer really fits..."lush"... yeah. The hops element was quite interesting, leaving some distinctly bitter notes but not enough to take the tang away from the sweet/sour thing or the tingling palate. Excellent beer.


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