The Auroch's Horn | Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company

The Auroch's HornThe Auroch's Horn
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The Auroch's HornThe Auroch's Horn

Brewed by:
Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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.

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4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of warmbier804
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of robear
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Caged and corked bomber into a tasting glass. Fridge temp at service, cellar temp mid way.

Appearance: What a beautiful beer. Pours clear and golden at first, haze sets in about half way through the bottle. Looks like what it is- a big farmhouse ale.

Aroma- clove, banana, and hops all punch in this amplified Belgian nose. A bit of dankness hidden, especially on the first pour.

Taste: Everything you could ask for in a 10% farmhouse ale. Lots of clove, a tiny bit of banana, but mostly sweetness and tons of Lees give this beer a nice sharp cheddar bite. The hops are present but not distracting. Some citrus. Very juicy.

Feel: Slightly spicy at the finish, great sweet burst at the end. Smooth enough for it's gravity, one of the easier drinking Belgian strong ales I've had in a long time.

Overall: I can't really find any flaws in this beer that would prevent me from buying it regularly. Really well executed. One of the more rustic farmhouse ales I've had, so if clean, clear golden ales are your thing, stay away. This is a big, hazy, tasty beast of a beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of chugalug06
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Kick-ass tangerine color with soft white foamy head. Minimal lacing.

Standard Belgian smack in the face. Clove, spice, almond, vanilla.

VERY sweet. Sugars are red apple high; like a Schmaltz. Dryness is zero. Heat is well faded. Lots of spicy stone fruits. Carbonation is knife like and delightful. Sweetness is sharp and apricot esque. Tons of ripe honey.

Has to be near prime. Heavy light smooth well blended Belgian.

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

The Auroch's Horn from Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82.1% out of 100 with 179 ratings
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