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RATINGS: 1159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2013
25oz bottle from Whole Foods Bowery. Batch 1113/1118. Bottled 10-02-2012. Pours hazy straw with a pillowy white one inch head. Aroma is tart, citrus and especially yeast. Taste is sour, spicy, citrusy and slightly peppery all in a perfect balance. Extremely drinkable. Terrific beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (793) - Pontiac, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1284) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (5414) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
michaelinwa (635) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a clean golden champagne color with a white foamy head and solid lacing. The scent is lemon pepper, flowers, honey, banana, and oak. The great mix of lemon, bread, pepper, apricot, floral notes, and earthy funk is awesome. Carbonated perfectly with a full mouthfeel and dry finish with some lingering sour notes. Really enjoyed this Belgian - Franco style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3485) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Piwo o konkretnym zapachu konskiej spoconej skory, dzikie drozdze wyczuwalne, troche limonki i cytrusowosci kwaskowosci, srednia pianka, metnosc i zolty kolor. Alkohol dobrze ukryty. Tresciwe i zarazem orzezwiajace piwo. Po przelknieciu lekko wyczuwalne nuty piepszowe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MIapples (13) - - JUN 8, 2015
Probably my favorite of all the jolly pumpkin beers. A belgian wth bold flavors and a little twist of lemon and some sour. All the pieces come together nicely, a must try for anyone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (3934) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Draft @ ABC: Poured a yellow with a white color head. Aroma is tart sour fruit, spice, and hops. Taste is very sour fruit, spicy, oak character and peppery finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (656) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2015
Very sour, acidic lemon aroma. Taste is also fairly sour, with some taste of pepper and a lingering but subtle bitter bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fakebeersnob (228) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Getting pear and a sour/tart smell. Pour is a very light golden/straw color with no real head, and a very thin lacing. Tasting pear, tartness, sourness. A bit of spiciness at the end (like a pepper spice....slight tingle, not overpowering). Not getting any oak taste, but the mouthfeel at the end is the only indication that this could be oak-aged. I did not enjoy this for the first 1/4 of the bottle. After I thought of it more as a cider/pear riesling, I upped the taste ranking a bit. I don’t think I will try this again. This is not what I expected as a Belgium Strong Ale, and overall not too keen on it.

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