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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3856) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2008

8/12/2008: Well, I popped the cap off and turned to throw it away. I looked back in shock to see the beer foaming out of the bottle in an explosive manner and just flowing down the outside of the botle in sheets! It happened so fast and was so forceful that I lost nearly 8 ounces on the counter in a matter of seconds. What a terrible waste of beer as well as the $10.99 it cost me for this bottle. Arrggghhhhh... At any rate, Oro de Calabaza Artisan Golden Ale has a cloudy dull gold color with a large and lofty off-white head. The foamy head is long lasting, creates puffy lacing on the glass, and is supported by an active champagne-like carbonation. The aroma is fruity (sweet and sour combination of strong pineapple, lemon, and other citrus), yeasty, and spicy and paired with a tinge of JP funk and tartness. The aroma has a malty Lambic quality to it. Taste mimics aroma quite closely for this beer. it is fruity (pineapple and other tropical-like fruits) with notes of bubblegum, soft peppery spice, and just a splash of sourness. It also has a dry, spicy, and pineapple seltzer-like lingering aftertaste. There is a good level of maltiness to this beer which helps to supress the alcohol content from encroaching on the flavor. This beer has a medium-light to medium body and surprisingly does not feel over-carbonated on the palate. Everything about this beer is very well-balanced except the ridiculous exodus from the bottle when the cap is popped off!

1 pt. 9.4 fl. oz. bottle (8% Alc/Vol) from Jungle Jim’s Internation Market in Fairfield, Ohio. Rating # for this beer...


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 (47) - 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 (1954) - 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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