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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Nose full of apricots and spice. Dense tightly packes head sitting atop a murky golden brew. Light/medium body, creamy. Underlying alcohol bite that is noticeable in the fiinish. Enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaroonOrange (127) - - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle. Yellow to gold appearance with an airy head. Buttery, with notes of apple, guava, and papaya. Finishes with lemon, pepper, and a distinct tartness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1259) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 26, 2014
Golden with a firm head. Huge bouquet of spices, lemons, hops, grass and orange peel grate you in your nose. Just enough acidity, beautifully balanced. Finish is funk, slight hops, peppers. Wow

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jde123 (763) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2014
This is a wonderful, mild belgian ale. Lovely aroma, not too sweet, nice and mild, as I said. pours frothy, with a bright wide head and cloudy orange body. Taste is a little weak, likely on the aforementioned mild side. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Awesome funky dry crisp and chewy beverage. Hazy straw color and slick mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (934) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 9, 2014
From bottle to tulip. Spice. lemon, and sweet grain bread. Slight tart funk is very nice. Hazy dusted gold with a full white head that leaves moderate lacing down the side. Flavor is moderate low spice with candi sugar and cracker malt. Slightly bacterial with solid yeast accents. All-around goodness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TXBadger (1214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with fizzy white head. Oak, cereal grain, and spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes dry, tart and some pepper which is weird. Not my favorite offering from JP.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (2917) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 1, 2014
One of the new 375 bottles. Pours quite hazy golden yellow, medium white head, creamy dissipating slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is extremely light, nearly undetectable. A bit of oak, funk and pepper if you work really hard at it. Flavor, on the other hand, is light sweet, lightly funky, a bit of bitterness, some oak, a bit of herbs and pepper, fruity yeast esters. Smooth, clean and refreshing. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. No sign of the 8% in here until later. I really like this beer, would score higher if it had a smell :P, and I would like it even more if the ABV were lower.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3390) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle: Clear gold with a small, thick, white head. Pear, yeast, apple aroma.....barnyard. Tart, biting lemon...pear taste. Excellent sharpness and souring. Acidic citrus, funky brightness. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (451) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle pour. Sunlight color. Sour nose. Apricots. Flavor is tart. Some lactic notes. Pineapple and faint woodiness. Finish has a medicinal quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (275) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Bootle from Erzbierschof - Hazy pale yellow color with a medium frothy white head, medium lasting and lacing - Aroma is Woody, lychee, elderberry, spicy, peppery, vinous, funky yeast - Flavor is vinous, woody, fruity, malty - Light/Medium Body, medium bitterness, fizzy carbonation, dry, light sourness, sour dry fruity bitter finish - i start to enjoy sour beer, this one was very pleasant and really complex

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