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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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Cloudy, pale yellow, good carbonation from the bottle conditioning. Citrus aromas accompanied with some dry malts and oak. Refreshingly tart. Good malt base with spicy, fruity accents. The alcohol becomes slightly more apparent as it warms, but mostly stays out of sight. Tart finish with a fruity malt sweetness and slight hop dryness that stays around. Complex and easy to drink. Batch #261 & #369


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (864) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
750ml bottle served in a pint glass. Enjoyed @ PiBar - Lausanne A: Pours a pale yellow color. Slightly hazy. Forms a big bubbled and aired white head. Medium to low retention and many lingering lacings left in the glass S: Quite funky. Malty and sour in the nose. Reminds a Saison somehow since it’s also quite spicy and peppery. Lemony hops and a bit woody T: Sweet malts followed by a nice moderate sourness. Lemony and peppery. Notes of oak and citrus fruits. Interesting and mild touch of grassy and lemony hops M: Medium body and carbonation. Sour and citruses aftertaste O: Excellent drinkability. My first Jolly Pumpkin. Good surprise. [ BA Review @ 6/2/2013 ]

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie's does not like I think it is great. It can't put a finger on why bbbbbbvgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg - via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (212) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is sour cherries, lemon peel, dried apricots, mild funk, some wood. Taste is tart, earthy, peppery, spicy yeasts. Has characteristics of a crisp, dry white wine mixed with a mild vinegar and a belgian farmhouse. Extremely enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (451) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a fizzy off white head. Aroma is oak, mildly tart, belgian spice. Flavor is much of the same with a mild tart oak character. Lighter in body and very drinkable. Overall pretty solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"this one is cool. it’s a little tater than the wit or the bam, and has more of a unique spiced golden ale flavor going on. Funky as all get out but still would be a cool summer beer or meal beer."

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewballs (203) - USA - SEP 29, 2014
I waited years to try this brew and I was not disappointed. Golden hue. Lacy head. The aroma is breezy, the hops leap from the bottle. Malts, barley and citrusy. It is an ale but it has the sensibility of a Belgian ale. Smooth wash down. Extremely drinkable and refreshing. A very noble beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2681) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/31/2013. Pours lightly hazy deep golden color with a 3 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart lemon peel, orange zest, apricot, pear, green apple, white pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, hay, straw, grass, wet wood, musty funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, pale malt, and oak barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of tart lemon peel, orange zest, apricot, pear, green apple, white pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, hay, straw grass, wet wood, musty funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy spiciness and light tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon peel, orange zest, apricot, pear, green apple, white pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, hay, straw, grass, wet wood, musty funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and robustness of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, pale malt, and oak barrel flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding Biere de Garde style. All around awesome complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, pale malt, and oak barrel flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (53) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Tap at Scheras Zwanze day. Pours yellow with minimal head. Smells of sour and vinegar. Taste of sour cherries and yeast. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielyabu (1195) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - SEP 16, 2014
huge creamy white head. excellent lacing. mostly diminishing. sparkling flat thick dark yellow body. aroma: citrus lime, pineapple, white wine. if: moderate sweet. ff: moderate sweet light acidic bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, light astringent alcoholic finish. Aroma levemente azedo. Alcoolica sem prejudicar o paladar. Background ligeiramente ácido, não chega a ser azedo (devido à inserção de levedura selvagem na mesma). Lembra vinho branco e um bom espumante. No começo parece bem básica, restrita, como uma golden/blond ale, mas depois evolui. Sibila Yabu: refrescante. Eu a considerei mais como condimentada, apimentada, na segunda taça. Amargor com lúpulo nobre e grande presença de madeira de barril, como anunciado no rótulo.180 s

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
9/16/2014. 750 ml. bottle. Pale yellow with a white head. Funky, yeasty aromas with spices. Grassy and peppery flavors, hints of oak. A bit tart. Long dry finish.


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