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RATINGS: 1245   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
JK (6240) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Excellent. More of a saison than a biere de garde, I tought. Bright, cloudy yellow. Very large and thin white head. Small pieces of brown sediment, and quite a bit of it. Aroma is spicy and barnyard. The natural fermentation is clear in this beer. Flavor is horse blanket, a little sour, with some citrus flavor that included lemon. Some wheat; maybe coriander. Alcohol is very well hidden and sneaks up on you.

3.7
jimhilt (2615) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Explodes out of bottle with a five+ finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Strong carbonation and medium bodied. Piney nose. Starts sweet and sour, then tartness - maybe cherries, smooth finish, high ABV is not noticeable. $8.99 for a 750ml bottle from Hi-Time Cellars Costa Mesa, Ca.

3.8
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Hazy dirty gold with a white head. Mildly sour orange, fruity. Some woody notes, plus melon. Excellent lacing.

3.8
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Courtesy of beastiefan2k. From 750. Pours a cloudy light orange with white head. Nose is a sour oakiness, with vinegar and apple. Flavor follows with a grapefruit rind aftertaste. Palate is nicely carbonated. Another fascinating brew from JP.

4
thecollector (32) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2006
poured a vibrant yet murky yellow with a big, marshmellow head. aroma is of big citrus, mild yeast, and fermented fruits. flavor is tangy with cherries, lemon and an unusual candy sweetness. excellent medium to full mouthfeel that makes me look forward to the next bottle.

4.2
PhillyBeer2112 (2876) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Fun beer! Pours a cloudy yellow-orange color, but as you drain the glass, the color approaches more of a pale yellow, like a witbier. Oh yea, it gushed like nuts...even after I poured a glass to make some room, it gushed a second time! Anyway, big fresh aroma of melons, pineapple, and sourdough. Flavor is medium sweet up front, with peaches. Also, fairly tart with a yeasty bread dough character plus sour cherries. Perhaps a vanilla pepper character is hiding in there. Maybe a slight leafy and spicy hop aromatic. Mild alcohol presence. I enjoyed the buzz this 750 gave me...this beer makes me horny.

4
jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Poured a nice pretty yellow with a great head and lacing. The aroma was pepper and melon. Flavor is sour on the front of the tongue with a lot of carbonation and a spicy saison like body. Very nice beer that I wish I had access to.

4
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Crisp, cirtusy and dry. Very bubbly. The beer left a nice lace all the way down the glass with good head retention. Champagne pallate and flavor. No alcohol flavor at all.

3.8
bgburdman9 (866) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2006
The Oak Cafe on tap. Avg head. Aroma was of sour farmhouse and saisonlike. The flavor was sour but still have a great spiciness and was smooth.

3.8
tjthresh (1875) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Shared with csbosox. Poured light amber with a dirty white head. Sticky lace and good clarity. I think I’m getting yeast character up front in the aroma. Typical JP wood character. A bit of spicy hops. Pepper or maybe a minty spice flavor. Toast and caramel. Oak. Medium body. High carbonation. Dry finish. Easier to drink that most JP offerings.


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