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The Auroch's Horn - Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company

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The Auroch's HornThe Auroch's Horn

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

137 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 27
Gots: 25 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Auroch's Horn is a modern reinterpretation of ancient ale brewed throughout Europe more than two thousand years ago. Ale was a staple of the barbarian diet, with Roman historians documenting a beverage made with barley, wheat, and honey in Britannia, Gaul, and Germania. The ale was consumed from the horn of the auroch (or aurochs), a now extinct wild bull.

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 04-03-2011)
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +24.1%

01-05-2013 05:20:30 | More by MN_Beerticker
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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +24.1%

12-10-2011 04:05:31 | More by bigdaddypolite
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ballenc

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-19-2011 16:54:16 | More by ballenc
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hu5om

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-14-2011 14:47:38 | More by hu5om
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-21-2011 14:45:10 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.89/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Crystal clear regal gold body. Caronbation is visible in the body. Slight white cap leaves sparse lace. Great melange of cakey yeastiness, pear esters, baked bread and light spiciness on the nose. Really strong and enjoyable aroma. Flavor is really top notch. First impression is it reminds me of St. Bernardus Tripel the first time I had it and I thought "WOW". Such nice yeastiness and doughiness, breadiness....liquid bread. Nice pear and apple accents. Sweet malt center, but quite delicate. Slight spice Body is light and the feel is effervescent. Alcohol, for a 10% beer, is barely detectable. This could be a dangerous beer. Very impressed.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 03:39:42 | More by Bighuge
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

09-05-2012 17:59:43 | More by cofeeguru
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Pug

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

06-29-2014 01:03:16 | More by Pug
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours an orange color that is as cloudy as any beer I've ever seen. The head is two inches of fluffy eggshell white foam that recedes very slowly into thick chunks of sticky lacing. The aroma smells like how rock candy tastes. There is also noticeable honey, and floral components, and some hay and leather. Very intriguing. The taste is very sweet, yet somehow balanced enough by the funky barnyard characters of hay, leather, and pollen that is never gets to be cloying. There is some well integrated heat in the finish, and a nice mellow honey flavor in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is full bodied with fittingly moderate fine carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a really, really good beer. I've only had a handful of braggots, but this one is clearly light years ahead of the others I've tasted. I'm a huge mead fan, and I really like how the honey character of this beer is almost mead like. I can see myself drinking this beer around a campfire, or as dessert after a big meal.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 20:08:05 | More by KarlHungus
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy light orange with a 2 finger rocky white head with very nice retention and lots of lacing. The aroma has peaches, pears, Belgian yeast, pepper, and pale malts.

The taste is sweet with peaches, pears, Belgian yeast, apples, and pale malts, with bitterness for balance provided by pepper, and other spices. This tastes every bit as good as some of the best Belgian Strong Pale Ale's I have ever had.

Medium bodied with above average carbonation. Has a lightly sweet aftertaste, and the alcohol is well hidden for 10.00 % abv. Olvalde Farm continues to make fantastic beers. I can't wait to see what they come up with next.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 01:27:32 | More by hardy008
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Auroch's horn pours a cloudy hazy golden color with a nice big lacing head. There is a very creamy, spicy aroma, very sweet with good hints of banana. The taste is very creamy, good spice note, with a subtle sweetness, and hints of dry fruits. Great flavors, good creamy aftertaste. Overall a very nice easy to drink and flavorful beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 01:28:25 | More by vette2006c5r
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-11-2014 19:17:44 | More by richkrull
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Sinatra716

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

10-31-2013 17:39:33 | More by Sinatra716
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joh04587

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

10-07-2012 17:51:20 | More by joh04587
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy pear gold with a towering mass of paper white head that laces like nothing else... tons of beading that doesn't show itself until the beer warms a bit.

Clove, smooth honeycomb, sweet corn, Belgian yeast bits, incredibly inviting... the honey accents the rest of the beer in a somehow unintrusive way, no discernible booze whatsoever. Classic.

More sweet honey flavors, bready malts, some yeast notes, just a touch of saison spice, very mellow and exceedingly balanced, you could tell me that this one is 6% abv and I'd be none the wiser. Super smooth.

Feel is smooth and sweet, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation, ends dry. Admittedly, the feel varies quite a bit sometimes but 4 out of 5 bottles are spot on Belgian Pale status.

Overall, a really great beer from a really nice guy down there in the farm country

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 22:31:36 | More by yamar68
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bjohn84

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

01-27-2012 02:23:22 | More by bjohn84
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theCoder

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

12-16-2011 15:42:00 | More by theCoder
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kguard

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-14-2013 18:03:24 | More by kguard
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pierceska

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

12-19-2011 16:27:35 | More by pierceska
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

11-26-2013 02:08:02 | More by Flabbyjandro
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

10-20-2012 17:15:44 | More by thebouch01
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

10-01-2012 00:51:28 | More by TubbyDullard
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

01-07-2012 00:31:40 | More by HoistinBrews
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Wowcoolman

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

01-19-2013 03:49:05 | More by Wowcoolman
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-27-2013 01:28:30 | More by MNBeer1017
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The Auroch's Horn from Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.