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The Auroch's Horn - Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company

Not Rated.
The Auroch's HornThe Auroch's Horn

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

140 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 27
Gots: 26 | 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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Revenant

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -50.5%

10-15-2012 04:56:58 | More by Revenant
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Hopstout

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -44.3%

06-01-2013 07:29:10 | More by Hopstout
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Fluffmeister

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

12-11-2013 18:24:47 | More by Fluffmeister
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

2.58/5  rDev -36.1%

Was considering opening this when I noticed I had already reviewed this on ratebeer. Yikes.

The beer is orange with minimal head. The imparts booze, hints of nail polish, odd. The flavor brings sweet nail polish and fruit. WTF? This beer is just weird and wrong. Rhubarb is there but doesn't fit in. Pass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

04-17-2014 00:28:38 | More by Huhzubendah
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.7%

04-11-2013 18:58:39 | More by ShanePB
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p-wagz

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -25.7%

12-07-2013 04:42:48 | More by p-wagz
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Gamblor14

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -25.7%

09-22-2012 23:31:41 | More by Gamblor14
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

06-21-2014 21:47:08 | More by acurtis
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

11-25-2013 06:32:48 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Jerhad

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

06-22-2012 00:18:41 | More by Jerhad
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LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

06-21-2014 23:23:59 | More by LoveStout
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heytomcat

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

08-28-2013 02:24:46 | More by heytomcat
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

12-04-2012 23:13:28 | More by t0rin0
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s_currie

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

12-26-2013 15:33:45 | More by s_currie
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

12-11-2013 01:42:34 | More by XmnwildX12
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BMoney575

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -18.8%

Sampled on 2-26-12

Pours a lighter golden color, with an immense, billowy white head. The head sits as a thick layer, leaving behind huge, craggy lacing.

Smell is very light with subtle sweet fruit aromas. Rather simple, but still very enjoyable.

Taste is just like the smell, with very subtle fruit flavors and a very light malt character. There is not enough going on, however, to combat the strong abv. The finish is hot with alcohol, with a boozy and acidic aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is good, thicker than you might expect, but seems to suit the beer.

Drinkability is poor, the alcohol really hurts things.

Overall, good potential, just way too hot. Maybe some cellar time would help to even things out.

02-26-2012 19:55:48 | More by BMoney575
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crossovert

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -18.3%

750ml bottle.

It pours a brilliant gold color with a foamy white head that leaves some lacing.

The scent is mostly spices with some orange peel.

The flavor is big and malty. There are some nice fruit flavors and some spices, pretty basic and blunt.

Not bad.

08-24-2011 02:18:06 | More by crossovert
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joefuzz

New York

3.35/5  rDev -17.1%

Sent as an extra in a trade with tytoandersno...thanks tyler!
Split with a co-worker poured into a globe

Pours a hazy gold with a fairly large head. Smells of yeast and tropical fruit, tastes kind of a sweet fruity with a slight honey and large bread-y presence very belgian. Kind of light on the carbonation for the style and fairly light drinking. Overall good solid beer but not mind blowing.

07-20-2011 05:00:54 | More by joefuzz
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -17.1%

Thanks to Jason for this top buzzed tick... milky murky honey gold with a nice white head... nose is very Belgian, Belgian yeast, cloves, and lots of herbs, not bad... the taste is honey, herbs and cloves, a honey gruit beer... not bad, just not my thing

06-18-2011 22:21:05 | More by jrallen34
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bsinger45

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

04-29-2013 21:37:22 | More by bsinger45
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yokken

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

02-17-2013 20:32:52 | More by yokken
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Seefeldt

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

10-07-2012 17:39:45 | More by Seefeldt
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

01-13-2013 21:58:55 | More by spycow
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -11.4%

Bottle. I had heard about this beer and brewery but this is my first time having this beer. C&C bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a slightly hazed medium copper yellow color with a 1/2 finger white head that settles to leave a slight coaster. Banana, vanilla, and bubblegum in the nose. Distinctly belgian in aroma, that’s for sure. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet, caramel, vanilla, honey like, banana, some spice, and hints of the alcohol round out the experience. Also get some apple and pear flavors. Overall, I like the flavors, but it’s a tad sweet and the bubblegum notes, at least for me, semi domintate this. The 10% also warms and lets you know it there.

06-23-2011 23:04:39 | More by kbutler1
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.63/5  rDev -10.1%

Huge thanks to LaCoursiere for hooking me up with this bottle:

A: Pours a nice translucent gold. There is a thin white head, but very little lacing.

S: I'm picking up some definite Belgian yeast, some honey and some mild fruits. I also notice some apple juice notes. There is a noticeable alcohol aroma as well.

T: The taste is slight malt, honey, and alcohol. The Belgian yest is unmistakable in this one, and the alcohol is pronounced throughout. At 10%, I'm not exactly surprised either.

M: Nice carbonation up front that quickly fades. The flavors of this beer coat the palate and linger for some time. This is definitely a sipping beer.

O: I'm glad to have tried it, but I wouldn't seek it out the next time I visit Minnesota. It's a good beer and one that might be enjoyed more by someone who loves Belgian Ales.

08-07-2011 19:26:24 | More by trxxpaxxs
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The Auroch's Horn from Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.