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RATINGS: 1165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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!


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Orange/copper body. Both the aroma and the body are one dimensional sweet candy and caramel flavors with spices in the background. Medium bodied. Easy to drink and hides the 8% well, but not that interesting.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (755) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle at Mikkeller thanks to Mia! Pours pale golden with a big white head. Aromas of citrus, sour citrus peel notes, tannins, ripe orange, green apples, funk, vanilla. Taste is sour, tart citrus, lemon zest, funk, apples, hoppy, piney. What!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1878) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Sampled at Julio’s "Funk Fest". Do not remember the particulars other than I liked this one. Will buy some for further testing and report back. Not sure why my notes gave it such a low rating compared to most of the other ratings I see for this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alteregoo (353) - POLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Po nalaniu do szkła tworzy się drobna, zwarta piana, szybko redukująca się do kilku mm, ładnie przy tym oblepiająca szkło. Barwa złota, opalizująca. Aromat przyjemny, są estry przypominające brzoskwinie, jabłka, agrest czy porzeczkę, jest nieco nut kwiatowych, pieprzowych, pikantnych czy przyprawowych, ale głównąnutą jest tu jednak dzikość belgijskich drożdży, która nasuwa mi skojarzenie z winem z modraka z dzieciństwa - kwaskowe, świeżo sfermentowane wino z niebieskich kwiatków ;) W smaku bardzo podobnie, jest kwaśno, jest dziko, jest owocowo i fenolowo (czerwony pieprz, trawa cytrynowa, kardamon). Po pierwszym uderzeniu całej tej ferii doznań do głosu dochodzi przyjemna goryczka, delikatna, subtelna, nieco migdałowo-pestkowa. Nagazowanie średnie do niskiego, alkohol dobrze ukryty, lekkie i jednocześnie bogate odczucie w ustach. Nieczęsto dzikie piwa robią na mnie pozytywne wrażenie. Tym jednak razem udało się trafić w czuły punkt - skojarzenia z dzieciństwem i modrakowym szaleństwem jak najbardziej są pozytywne. To piwo również jest bardzo pozytywne, lekkie, sesyjne i aż poraża świeżością! Czy jednak warte aż 50zł?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lobs_ols (407) - LATVIA - AUG 14, 2015
Opaque gold, medium white head. Funky, spicy yeast aroma. Lightly sour with notes of apple and pear, as well as some noteable spices and hints of vanilla. Finishes a bit dry, bit sour and overall wonderful.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wombata (534) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle dated 4/13/2011. Opened on 8/7/2015. Aroma; Bretty, musty, floral, funky pear and white grapefruit, yeast and lightly toasted caramel. Palate; Smooth Flavor: Funky, sour pear, yogurt, white grapefruit, lightly toasted caramel, and yeast Comment; Pleasantly tart and smooth with a medium-long finish. Good foam. I vaguely remember tasting this some years ago and at that time the Brett was toned down and the aroma had more floral notes. See Kyoto Lefty’s comments.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonshawn (676) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Tap at kaseys in Chicago. Yellow with small white head. Tart nose. Thin body. Tart fruity taste . Lemon. It was decent. Fruity and tart version of the style.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (839) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is tart lemon and spices. Flavor is sour, but not too sour, lemon and spices. Very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1316) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle, batch 1119/1146, enjoyed 2 years after bottling. Pours hazy light yellow, with a creamy head. Aroma is really nice fruity yeast and brett, with kandi, as well as some hoppy notes. Creamy body, with average carbonation. Flavour is tart with wooden brett and sweet citrusy lemon. Lingering, fruity tart finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (5724) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Clear brilliant golden with a thin white sticky head. Lovely sour twang on the nose with apricot and sour oak barrel and gentle lacto greenness/juiciness (guava?). Smooth and dry and tart flavor with guava, apricot, nice lasting yet gentle sour lacto/bacillic flavors, a kiss of oak, and semisweet blonde tones. Nice fruitiness throughout. And just the right amount of tartness. Really something.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
michaelinwa (638) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2015 Bottle. Light amber pour, minimal head, minimal lacing. Aroma is funk, citrus, hay; subtle. Taste is slight sour, some funk, hop bitterness, lemon. Finishes slightly sour and bitter and lemony. Light, yet complex. Somewhat like Orval, maybe less dry and more complex. Definitely cellar material. Odd, but good.


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