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RATINGS: 1203   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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - 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 (11711) - 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 (5311) - 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 (3978) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3333) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Big musty aroma. Reminds me of spices and bananas. Cloudy golden color. Big white head. Tastes of bubblegum, first time I have recognized that taste in a beer. Rather sweet, big long finish. Slightly sour and tart. Good beer but not as complex as I was expecting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2006
Wow, this one smells like someone had been riding a leather saddle for days and days. Quite sour, with just a hint of musty spice. Flavor is sour, but nicely tart, not quite the acidity I Was hoping for and leaves the beer a little underwhelmed. Flavors are nicely full of spicy pepper, rosewater, light honey and just a hint of caramel, finishing up with some dried fruits. Decent, but there are better takes on this style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2006
750 ml Hazy Golden with massive white head Sour musty horse blanket aroma. A very pleasant sour musty taste a much better Bier de Garde than Avante Garde by Port brewing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (3012) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2009 Nice cloudy golden color with a pillowy head. Sedimentation noticeable. Ok lacing. Aroma was a bit funky, some barnyard and hay. Pepper came out as it warmed. Flavor was sour, not very tart, though. Mouthfeel was full bodied. Finish had a slight sweetness to counter the sourness (sweet/sour). Pepper noticeable in the finish as it warmed. Re-rated, 5/09 - Just a great brew, nice bret-sour notes, some funk, finshing clean, some clean spices, and a bitter hop bite. Yum, JP, go with that Bret!!!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 10, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2006 (thanks to 1faststi for this brew)murky yellow body with a thick white head that left webbing as it sat.aroma was a blend of brretts,sweet fruit,and spice.flavor was light on the bretts(and i like that)with a mix of caramel malts,hay,yeast,and sweet fruits.this is my second j.p. brew and i must say im impresesed once again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Pours medium gold with a huge white head that laces nicely as the beer is consumed. Aroma is spicy, earthy, and a little tart. Flavor is medium malty with tart citrus. For the style, should have a little more malt balance. Alcohol also a little too apparent. Has a drier feel on palate than expected. Overall, a very nice drinking beer but a litte off the style.


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