The Auroch's Horn - Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company
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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
4.89/5 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
3.79/5 rDev -6.2%
this is one of those beers that is of impressive quality, and deserves high marks on all categories, but I just somehow don't like that much. after having the rhubarb version first, which challenged me and inspired me, this one seemed lackluster somehow, although its quality is unmistakable. I always appreciate an estate brew as well. this pours a slightly hazy golden color with a cool whip thick white head that doesn't recede at all. the nose is saison yeast, honey, and something tart. the flavor is sweet from both the malt and the honey addition, and has a unique fruity element as well. the yeast is strong, but has definitely left some residual sugar. the alcohol becomes very intense as the beer warms up too. the body is really dense on this, slowing drinkability, but the carbonation is really happening. overall this is a well made bottle of beer, but one that requires only small doses, for me at least. the combination of the weight and strength with the sugars is a little more than I can handle a lot of, but still a beer of impressive quality.
04-28-2013 16:46:25 | More by StonedTrippin
4/5 rDev -1%
Poured from a 750 ml cork n cage bottle into a a Pipeworks snifter.
A- pours a light gold with a 2 finger white head. Big clumps and trails of lacing remain on the glass.
S- huge Belgian aromas, spices, honey, toast, and light pine.
T- sweet honey, pale malts, some citrus, spices and bitter pine.
M- medium body and carbonation. Very drinkable with a slightly dry finish.
O- good beer. Sweet with some spice and citrus.
04-28-2013 03:51:45 | More by kawilliams81
3.78/5 rDev -6.4%
Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a clear golden hue with moderate carbonation producing a 2 inch bubbly white head. Good retention.
S: Honey and floral notes up front. Crisp citrus and melon too. Nice bouquet...very inviting.
T: Citrus and soft pine with quite a bit of honey to soften and sweeten. The amount of honey is nearly crossing the line into too much...nearly. Melon emerges with warming.
M: Sweet and fairly soft feel. ABV is well hidden. Missing the heft/body/fullness of a typical belgian strong pale ale.
D: An interesting brew and I do like the honey component. Can't say I love this one though. Needs to be tweaked and refined (better structure and more complexity) and it could be phenomenal.
04-23-2013 03:06:19 | More by mwilbur
The Auroch's Horn from Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.