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RATINGS: 1257   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtlasley (142) - Anna, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
An aged bottle. Batch 568 Bottled 7-14-2010. Found on the shelf at my new favorite bottle shop. Poured into a Duvel Tulip. A light golden color pours from the bottle and collects as a hazy bright orange in the glass. This beer "glows" with a vivid brightness like many wild ales. There are strong columns of carbonation inside the glass. The head is bright white, very soapy and "alive" and is constantly being replenished. Really nice look here. Bright but light citrusy odors up front. Tropical fruit esters follow. Hay, grass and a strong but pleasant earth scent make up the center of the nose. The Brett really shines. Deeper in, I find notes of oak, and very slight lacto and pedio. Really, really complex on the tongue. Starts off with a slightly tart flash of lacto followed quickly by hay, earth and "horse blanket". Everything really crams together on the tongue but it works out well. The brett in this bottle is really strong and I’m definitely going to seek out a fresh on to compare it to. The wild dominates the hell out of this bottle. Crisp and dry in the mouth and carried by an extreme effervesence bordering on Champagne. Another hit from Jolly Pumpkin! I love wild beers and I’m determined after this one and La Roja to get my hands on as many as possible. Especially aged version. The wild character dominates everything here and I love it.


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mjmoen (628) - - JAN 19, 2018
D-. Pours a hazy yellow color with white head. Very tart, almost undrinkable

3.7
Raviq (114) - POLAND - JAN 19, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2018 ciekawe, czuć beczkę, przyprawowo-ziołowe aromaty, dość wytrawne, krótka ale tępa goryczka

3.4
culchiem (4237) - 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 (1918) - 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 (1) - 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 (575) - 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

3.8
Metalchopz (3679) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2017
Damn, should read other reviews before, and not after opening beers. Another big volcano all-over, so "open over sink", even if not moving the bottle at all. Other than that, the rest seems like a real good brew (so sad to lose a bit of it). Gets hazy at last pour, golden-orange, off-white cap and some creamy lace. Brett nose with the funk aromas, mild sweet Belgian Ale yeast (or sugars) and apple notes. Same for taste with the earthiness, tartiness. Decent grass for the style. Everything is very well-balanced and the alcohol is nicely hidden.

3.9
bpar73 (1199) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2017
On tap at the Old Mission pub. Hazy gold pour with a white head. Spice, Belgian malt, pepper and light hoppyness in the aroma and taste.

3.7
rejtable (2888) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2017
Bottle from LCBO. Pours clear golden lots of foamy head and minimal lacing. Nose is floral and barnyard. Flavours of oak, apples, funky, white wine. Taste med/light bitter, light sweet, light/med tart. Full sticky body lively carbonation and lasting dry tart finish.

4.1
ccex (1391) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2017
Pours a hazy peach color with moderate off-white head that coats the glass with lacing. Aroma is tart and spicy with sour pears, green apples, lemon, brett, and pepper. Taste is sour with a dry finish. Body is medium with lively carbonation and a zesty mouthfeel. If I had to classify it, I'd call it a farmhouse ale instead of a Belgian, but it is a winner from Jolly Pumpkin.


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