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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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2007 bottle, 750 ml. And I should have planned for an old bottle of Belgian wild-fermented beer mught be a gusher, but still I don’t plan. So, lots of foam, and when I stuck the bottle into my mouth to keep the beer off the carpet, I got a few bits of grain, too. Zesty smell of a beer with a nice dose of brett, or sour mash. Hazy gold color; after the big chunky gushing foam settles, it almost disappears into a slight ring. Taste is indeed spicy, and more than a bit of it still seems to come from muddled hops. Warming alcohol on a night when it’s just 4° above. Just a bit grainy, with sharp effervescence. Green apples in the foreground, lemon in the back, and just a touch of grass from either wild yeast or hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
yrstruly (332) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Pours hazy blond with a lasting, fine white head. Aroma of funk, overripe mango and pineapple, more funk, fruit skins, preserved lemon. Taste is dry and crisp up front, lots of ripe tropical fruit, some funk, tart finish with slight clean bitterness. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3249) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 13, 2014
750ml bottle. Cloudy, yellowish golden colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Fruity, floral, spicy, yeasty aroma, notes of Hubba Bubba bubblegum. Taste is moderately tart, fruity, biscuit malty basis with a touch of sugar powder, marzipan, some lemon, lemon zest, dry hints of oak, a peppery spicy yeasty touch; lasting dry and tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BoostIPA (1108) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bee scrolling past this shelfie for years now, time to give it a shot. 750ml bottle, $13.99. Poured carefully as not to disturb the sediment,so it was a pretty clear gold color with a nice puffy white head. Aromas of oak,citrus,funk and pepper. Taste is very dry with some bitter notes. Flavors of wood, crotch, peppercorns, Belgian yeast phenols, citrus. Finishes pretty dry and lightly tart. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1055) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle into a Leffe glass. Golden, carbonated and has a light white, bubbly head. Zesty wild yeast aroma, farmyard. Fresh, lightly sour, plenty of body. tangy. Having a hard time describing it but its very nice! Unfortunately due to the bottle size, unless you have a large than UK pint glass to pour into the second instalment is cloudy due to the yeast. However it doesn’t detract from the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
codfishh (38) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
Pours a hazy gold. Thin white head fades quickly. Aroma is sharp citrus and funk. Taste is light grainy malt, sharp grapefruit zest and tart sourness. Medium body medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1198) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle @ RBBSG II. Courtesy of BelgBeerGeek. Thanks Vincent! Pours a bright hazy yellow color with a white head that goes to a wisp. The smell is lemon zest, honey. The taste is lemon, crisp dryness, sour+tart. Active carbonation and light body. A very nice tart/sour beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (549) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 19, 2014
750mL bottle, Batch 531/550 bottled on 05-26-2010. Aroma has a very large tropical fruit character from the Brett with a light cherry character. Medium light barnyard funk. Moderate phenolic spice with a light pepper note and light coriander. Faint oak note. Pours a pale, yellow straw color that is fairly cloudy with a big pillowy white head that has fairly good retention. Medium high lacing and small legs. Flavor has a medium light tartness with a moderate phenolic note that has a slight plastic character to it. Moderate fruit notes, mostly tropical fruit but also some sliht cherry and moderate citrus. Medium light bitterness. Lots of pepper spice as well as coriander. Light oak notes and tannins. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Light astringency and medium light alcohol warmth. Overall a very enjoyable beer but the slight plastic note in the flavor is not as enjoyable add the rest of the beer. Age hadn’t hurt this beer at all and if anything has helped as the Brett character is fairly pronounced. As it warms the plastic is almost unnoticeable. Pretty nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (1757) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Thanks to the missus. Dry and spicy. Sour but not puckery. A little citrusy some oak and earthy smell and kind of hefeweizeny aroma. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2014
0.75l bottle from #762 shared with Inbreak and ClubGonzo. Pours a clear heather-honey-golden like colored body to begin with, but down the bottle with a heavy lacing white little sidesticking head. Oh, yeah, the aroma is filled grapy-citrus and that always-Jolly mild sour aroma that we all know so good. Smells almost like the sun! Also subtle sweet honey and smoke hints. Smells really nice! It’s subtle carbonated and it has a thin oily texture in the mouth. Flavors are also so typically Jolly; subtle but still really citrus sour with a grassy and soft yeasty tone all the way. Light and subtle alcohol hints towards the finish. Oh, yeah! This is tasty! Tastes like summer! 21.06.2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1401) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Slightly hazy gold. Nose of citrus peel, pineapple, leather,faint vanilla, and light hay/funk. Flavor is citrus, light bitter rind, apple peel, and faint leather. Some oak/vanilla. Lightly slick, sweeter than expected. Alcohol somewhat noticeable.

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