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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 (42) - 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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (2548) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Tap at Bierkeller. Canít believe Iíve never rated this. Cloudy amber pour with a small head that fades to a very thin ring. Aromas are lemon peel, flowers, black pepper, and very light cotton candy. Tastes herbal and floral with strong peppery yeast. Light citrus peel. Dry with just a hint of tartness. Solid but this has always been a little boring to me.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (1189) - New York City, TURKEY - MAY 13, 2015
Draught @ Albion. Cloudy dark amber with beige creamy head, acidic aroma, sour caramel / roasted malt taste, medium carbonation, balanced longish finish. Very good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1615) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Tap @ Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar - St. Louis: Tangy, citrusy, Belgian yeast. Great flavors abound that match aroma. Itís quite thin for how high the alcohol is. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UrbanCaveman (150) - Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2015
25 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass at ~40 degrees F. Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy burnished straw golden color, and forms a thick white head with good retention. Plenty of carbonation is visible, streaming through the beer. Lacing is off the chain, so to speak. Smell: Musty wheat, old books, melon (cantaloupe and honeydew), and pear leap out of the glass, bringing along faint hints of white pepper. Taste: Fascinating. The taste profile opens with funky white pepper, as if the peppercorns had been dampened and encouraged to grow some tiny spots of mold ere being ground. The fruits from the aroma come through as the beer moves along the palate, always overlaid with that musty pepper, and supported by an undertone of old, old wood and paper. As it finishes, the fruit essence shifts to tones of tart white grape and very faint citrus, with a vaguely bitter, dry aftertaste not unlike a dry white wine. Mouthfeel: Lively and nigh medium in body, with a somewhat watery finish. Overall: Thus far, the only thing Iíve had with the Jolly Pumpkin name on it that I have not liked was a collaboration beer with Anchorage. They do bieres de garde well. This one isnít quite their Fuego del Otono to me, but itís also a repeater.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1430) - Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2015
Old rating. Great beers cloudy gold. Light biscuit body but plenty of citrus, melon, tart, and funk, finishes slightly dry, but still has a pleasant sour taste, low carbonation but still light bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (767) - Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2015
Draft at 30 hop. Pours cloudy golden white nice white head and lacing. Nose is lemon funk. Taste adds some sweetness. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3070) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 22, 2015
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at our place. Cloudy blond with a white head. Citrus and funk and some melon at first. Fruity and refreshing aroma. Stale dunk-like taste thatís very pungent. No carbonation, medium body, pungent aftertaste and a little woodsy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (7625) - Tel Aviv, - APR 21, 2015
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at kerenmkís place. Thanks kerenmk. Clear yellow-golden with a white head. Woody aroma, funky, kinda spicy, with some fruitiness, pretty citric. Yeasty flavor, dry, kinda funky, woody, with earth, spice, and some bitterness. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation. Nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2477) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 16, 2015
Cloudy yellow-beige colour with a thick but loose head. The aroma is orvallish, very herbal and dusty with assertive hopping and a subtle lemony note. Palate is spicy, tart, with juicy lemon and a whack of peppery, coriandery notes. The fnish is tart and refreshing, with an austere hop dryness. Spice reigns. Complex barrel goodness. Impressive.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
monkeychugg55 (941) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
Hazy golden body with a small white head. The aroma has some strong brett funk, lactic acid, green apple, oak, chardonnay, peppery alcohol, subtle fruit esters, and a hint of bready malt. The flavor is more wine like, retains some of the apple character, and finishes very dry, which seems to mute some of the sourness. Malt comes through a little more as it warms, as does some oak, and a touch of alcohol. Nice balance of sweet, sour, oak, funk and golden ale.


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