The Auroch's Horn - Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company
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4.89/5 rDev +21%
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.
06-14-2013 03:39:42 | More by Bighuge
4.63/5 rDev +14.6%
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.
04-05-2011 20:08:05 | More by KarlHungus
4.61/5 rDev +14.1%
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.
07-11-2013 01:27:32 | More by hardy008
4.53/5 rDev +12.1%
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.
05-26-2014 01:28:25 | More by vette2006c5r
4.5/5 rDev +11.4%
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
01-08-2012 22:31:36 | More by yamar68
The Auroch's Horn from Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.