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RATINGS: 1213   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!


4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3259) - 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 (2628) - 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 (1020) - 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 (371) - 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 (2146) - 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 (5910) - 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 (10683) - 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.


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