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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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3.7
AcctError15617 (26) - Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Massive head tht kept gushing out of the bottle 10 min after I opened and had already poured a third of the bottle into a glass. Sour smell. Tart, lemony, slightly thin, some typical biere de garde mustiness. Wondeful yellow color. A good attempt from an interesting American brewery but you can get the real thing (Jenlain, La Choulette, etc) for less money.

3.2
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2011 Pristine white foamy 3-finger head atop an opaque golden pour. Great lace. Spicy aromoa with a strong note of ... um ... Juicy Fruit gum? Small bubble mouth fell. Fruity taste is overwhellming ... a bit too much for me.

3
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Bottle. Consumed on Christmas Day with my pal Josh. Bottle #3 of the evening (more to come). Pours clear yellow with a humongous white puffy head. The head came up really quick when I poured it into two matching Alesmith tulips. Light hoppy aroma with bits of citrus, but certainly a belgian feeling. Light sweet and fruity, with a hint of lemon (as contributed by Josh). The alchol is well hidden, by the lemon taste. Enjoyable and intriguing.

4.1
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Golden yellow, slight haze, big head, sticky lace. Nose of pale malts, cask, spices, honey, nuances of vanilla and others. Lively in mouth but soft, lush with peppery spices, solid malt backbone, citrus, honey, vanilla slight funk and a well integrated soothing alcohol warmth. A fine beer.

4.4
BigBeer45 (1585) - Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2007 Bottle, poured a yellow golden with haze, orange and some floaters, huge head, every bottle of the Gold Pumpkin I have opened gushes over, sour scent with citrus, yeast, malt, fruit, little funky grass and sweet, little spices, pilsner, sweet, tartness, citrus, touch of sour, and carbonation on my tongue, the first time I had this ale, I was really taken by surprise, the ale is sweeter in the mouth then the scents let on to, very nice drink, I think of the Gold Pumpkin as the Champagne of beers, 12-18-06 Rating 7-5-9-4-18=4.3 .................................................. 5-30-07 750ml Bottle (with square label): poured a yellow gold that has a small glow and a little hazy, enormous billowing head, you have to pour quickly or waste this precious drink, aroma of spices, herbs, light malt encircled with a citrus sour and, faint sweet, yeast, pilsner malt and grapefruit fragrances, earthy and wood aromas, spicy sour, sweet, and pilsner malt flavors, carbonation gives this ale a light mouth feel, some pepper on the tongue, no presence of alcohol, it is hidden well, reminds of a Saison in some ways, finishes medium to very dry.

3.8
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Bottle. Nice spicy aroma and flavors. Strong carbonation. Citrus flavors are evident. Orange color with off white frothy head. Good overall.

4.2
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Thanks to my Floridian Secret Santa for this one! Light hazy gold with a great, lasting head, about perfect to me, even had the lacing going on. Aroma was woody, with some hop bitterness and a good bit of funk. Flavor was barnyard, with some interesting faint sour apricot, plenty of dry wood, and some pencil shavings. Just a bit of a carbonation bite. Really great stuff, and one of the most convincing Belgian style ales I’ve ever had that was brewed by an American brewer.

4
DrewTaylor (154) - Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Hazy golden color with a large head. ...a little citrus, maybe some strawberry, passion fruit, and there’s even a souson of asparagus and just a flutter of a nutty Edam cheese.

3.9
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
12oz. bottle.Light fruits in the aroma.Pours a hazy light gold with a medium head.Lemons and sweet malts stand out in the flavors.Airy carbonation with some sourness in the finish.

4.1
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
12oz Bottle: Hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma, funky with some light malts and corriander. Flavor, some sourness, lemon, funky, light bready malts, some yeast. Damn tasty.


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