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RATINGS: 1261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2011 Bottle: Courtesy of Styles although I had this at Schroppy’s gathering but confused it with Calabaza Blanca and didn’t rate it. Banana, yeast, spice, and some lemon. Pours a cloudy orange with some sediment and a nice white head and decent lacing. Very sweet with lots of banana. Woodiness seems to come more up front. Finishes citrusy and yeasty with some light hops. Lightly acidic.

Well, I realize that current batches of JP are becoming more and more "bug" influenced (which is great IMO) so I’m not suprised my description and rating has changed. Aroma has a lot a tartness with moderate yeast, lemon, fruit, pepper, and a touch of wood. Pours a hazy almost cloudy pale yellow with a creamy white head with some yellow tint and excellent retetention and lacing. Flavor starts with a quick fruity yeastiness that is quickly influenced by the brett tartness. The fruit combined with the sourness almost gives it a sweet tart flavor. There are some subtle hints of banana in the background. Finishes mildly peppery with some moderate floral notes. There is a touch of acidity. Alcohol isn’t noticeable in the slightest. As often as I drink this, I never had a clue it was anywhere near 8%. Carbonation is lively but still manages a sort of creaminess rather than coming across as stingy. As close to a daily drinker as I could find. Either this or Bam Biere. This is so much better than the first time I had this. I would choose to drink this beer ahead of a few that I’ve personally rated higher. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Granted this doesn’t score low, but this has to be one of the most underated brews out there.


3.6
john44 (3510) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2018
Bottle. Bought Aug 2017; BB undated; Drank Jan 2018 - Hazy pale yellow in colour. Large foamy white head. Fruity; sour fruity, citrus lemon, rind, green apples. Yeasty; light funk. Spicy; peppery. Malty; light caramel, wheaty. Hoppy; light hops. Quite dry. Moderately sour citrus fruity yeasty spicy throughout. Good. (2018-01)

3.9
azzurro (542) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2018
I do think that this one is more of a sour ale than a belgian ale. It is a very good pumpkin ale, part of the LCBO 2017 Summer Beer Program.

4.3
MatChar (128) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2018 Bottle. Appearance: clear light yellow golden, nice thick white foam getting into thin laces, low and subtle carbonation. Smell: very subtle brettanomyces, perhaps bread/cereals, very smooth vinegar. Taste: notes of lemon, bread and very smooth funk, nice low sourness and sugar, great texture and feel, medium drinkability. Overall: high quality and awesomely balanced beer, was expecting more complexity, but still highly enjoyable.

4.6
piraat83 (44) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2018 Light golden yellow with quickly dissipated white head. Sweet a bit floral. Kind of complex with a small bit of hops. Great complex beer from JP

3
mjmoen (631) - - JAN 19, 2018
D-. Pours a hazy yellow color with white head. Very tart, almost undrinkable

3.7
Raviq (123) - POLAND - JAN 19, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2018 ciekawe, czuć beczkę, przyprawowo-ziołowe aromaty, dość wytrawne, krótka ale tępa goryczka

3.4
culchiem (4306) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2018
Draught at Beer Temple. Hazy lemon with a medium head. Aroma of spicy perfume. Flavour is spicy yeast, fruit and perfume. Warm booze, hoppy fruit finish.

4.1
Franckg (1951) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2017 Bouteille datée du 20/04/2017, bue après 8 mois. Robe dorée trouble surmontée d'un col de mousse blanc et rocailleux. Arômes de levures sauvages fruitées, cuir, essence de chêne douce, pamplemousse, vanille, épices légèrement poivrées. En bouche, agrumes épicés, levures sauvages boisées, léger cuir, pamplemousse et mangue, zeste de citron, houblons floraux. Texture semi-onctueuse et corps moyen. Excellente.

4.2
SampleTamer4 (2) - Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2017 Wow. Pours hazy pure gold with bright white head. Aroma of lime sorbet, pepper, barnyard and of course oak. Very oak forward with a hint of that malt peaking through the wild funk. not over dry but a clean finish. Very interesting.

4.2
chimpgibbon (583) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2017
Bottle from Clapton Craft. Failed Xmas cellaring attempt here... not upset though as this is sublime. Perfect marriage of the wild yeast character, apple sweetness and subtle oak. Really really top drawer stuff


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