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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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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
maus10 (40) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Dry, citrusy, tart, apple'ish, very crisp, refreshing. My kind of beer. Strong nose, excellent flavor but the flavor isn't super complex. Outstanding overall! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chickenflea (347) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014
750ml bottle. In bottle 23.5 months. Beer poured hazy orange color with a small fizzy head. Aroma dominated by lactic acid. Other aromas are spicy phenols and funky bret-like aromas. Flavor was spicy (white pepper, grains of paradise) and lemony yeast. Oak is subdued. Good malt character. Very dry. Lively mouthfeel. An interesting and balanced beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82 (695) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle; 9.4 fluid ounces; courtesy of the legend of Essex - madmitch76! Appearance it is hazy amber with a nice white head which simmers down to no head. Aroma is oranges; spices; clove; coriander; fresh bread; hey; oranges and good musty perfume. Taste is oranges; clementines; citrus; lime; coriander; dough; lemons; bubblegum; mangos and spices perhaps a hint of juniper. A really interesting and complex beer which reminds me a lot of Westmalle trippel. It is also slightly oaky but not ott and the drinkabilitiy is awesome I think this is one of the best US takes on Belgian beers which I have had yet.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rgf001 (156) - München, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2014
Magic. Once in a while you get a perfect beer. Firkin at bangers Austin. The perfect farmhouse ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (744) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
From notes. Finally getting around to adding beers from the Detroit Zoo Brew! Enjoyed on September 26. The pour i a hazy gold with a decent foamy white head and some incredible lacing. The aroma is definitely a sour Belgian. There is a strong funk and then the malts dominate. On the back end there is a nice bit of fruit and lemon-y citrus. The flavor is much more malty and bready. There is a little bit of a cherry and lemon blast before a strong woodiness sets in. The mouth feel is a little light, but the carbonation is really powerful. The aftertaste is a sour, malty and fruity, It’s a pleasant surprise, but I’m still not too big on Belgians

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1499) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle from 2013-05-31 thanks to VanJamer, thanks! Pours a hazy golden with a medium white head that leaves great lacing. Nose is of brett leather, spices, barnyard. Some flowers and a little dusty brett. Taste is pretty much completely dry and really fruity, like a mix between apples and peaches maybe. Body is medium and carbonation pretty high (the usual Jolly Pumpkin slow-gusher). Overall a fine brett beer, every bit as good as I remembered it being!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
bottle. golden with two finger fluffy head. awesome tart flavor with quite some yeasty funk. light hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (954) - 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 ]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (235) - 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 (546) - 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 (6084) - 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."


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