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RATINGS: 1248   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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Hopper8 (227) - Holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Whoa. This is a special beer. It’s a beer that a boquet of flavors that’s so easily drinkable. I’d drink a lot of this and enjoy pulling out the flavors time and time again. It was a real treat to drink. Awesome.

4.9
Redserpent (8) - USA - APR 25, 2010 does not count
WOW WOW WOW! The aroma was sweet and funky in the best way. The slightly hazy golden color was pleasing to see. The malty sweetness is short then filled in with a tart funkyness that finishes out earthy and refreshing. What a beer Jolly Pumpkin crafted.

4.9
barncatmatt (2287) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2010
750ml bottle shared with jsprime, his bottle. bottled 03-03-10. pours slightly hazed golden with a white head. aroma of big belgian blond ale aged in jolly pumpkin barrels. big, fruity, funky, tart, dry belgian ale. pretty much perfect. thx for the share jeff!

4.8
iswain1914 (19) - USA - JAN 8, 2009
Fuck Matt Abdoney (the head craft guy @ JJ Taylor) for forcing this beer on me. It’s PHENOMENAL. So why should he burn in hell? THIS BEER IS WAY TOO GODDAMN EXPENSIVE!!!!! all of jolly pumpkin’s beers are. I’m going to go broke even buying this beer at wholesale. Love the excessive Brettanomyces. Love this Beer. Hate Matt Abdoney......not really.....but I should.

4.8
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2010
A: snifter. pours a nice opaque and vibrant yellow with some major orange notes. huge white head, great retention rate and outstanding lacing. S: wonderful sweet sour citrus aroma. like tart oranges. T: wow. this is amazing. sweet citrus with some major tart sourness. great sourness. some tropical fruit flavors. M: nice tart palate. big carbonation level. medium bodied. D: wonderful brew, I think everything from Jolly Pumpkin is outstanding. Give them a shot if you love sours.

4.7
desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2006
Heads up; my bottle was a moderate gusher. Pours a nearly opaque straw gold with a big, pillowy white head. Aroma is very pungent; tart and sour with some wild funkiness coming through. Flavor is quite sour like a gueuze, but with none of the mustiness that typically accompanies such flavors. There’s a definite oak background, but none of that bourbon crap that is so popular right now. Notes of ripe fruit and maybe some earthy cheese (or a flavor that would pair well with such). Hops are there, but not very prominent. Body is thin and highly carbonated. More sourness in the dry, puckering finish. This is absolutely fantastic!

4.7
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 4, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2007 Poured deep yellow with a HUGE white head. Aroma was sour and somewhat fruity. I thought it was going to be a flemish sour after smelling this. The flavor was a huge dissapointment given the wonderful sour aroma. Very dry and weak tasting. Flavor had a bunch of herbal and grassy notes with none of the sourness hinted at in the aroma. Dry and very light. 8/4/5/2/11 Re-rate: Bottled. Poured a perfect SOLID yellow. It looked like a yellow stone in a glass with an off white head. Aroma was sour, tart, barnyard, classic JP, sweet fruits: banana, orange, and lemon. Almost like a sour juicy fruit. Body was super smooth and made it tasted like I was eating beer. Slightly sweet banana and orange sponge cake is how I might describe it. Felt like a beer malt, like a solid block with a smooth velvet bottom sliding across the tongue. A tinge of barnyard in the finish, some tartness, but only enough to let you know, "Nukka I here!"

4.7
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 24, 2012
Cloudy gold with Brett and barrel on the nose. Medium bodied with more Brett infused tart citrus and pear on the palate. Perfect fresh mouthfeel with high carbonation. A delicious beer!

4.7
krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Pearlescent hazy glowing gold. Wonderful fuzzy peach apricot tartness to the smell A spicy bitter taste unexpected but balances with the aroma. Slightly dry with a slow fade.

4.7
davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Nice beer. Sour taste, with good balance. Fresh aromas of pine and fruit. Nice sparkling palate.


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