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The Auroch's Horn Aged On Rhubarb | Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company

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86 Ratings
The Auroch's Horn Aged On RhubarbThe Auroch's Horn Aged On Rhubarb
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by yamar68 on 01-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,184
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
86
pDev:
12.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
9
Trade:
2
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Photo of Koral
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: golden, with a puffy white head
Smell: bright fruit, honey
Taste: tart, acidic, excellent sweetness from honey and rhubarb
Feel: smooth and thicker than I thought it would be for how tart it smells and tastes but it compliments the honey character so well it works

Might be one of the better sour/wilds in mn imo

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Photo of Taybeh
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bomber (couldn't find a date stamp but purchased from a good bottle shop in Minneapolis in late May, so...) into a tulip, pours a chilled honeyed amber with an absolutely massive 5 finger off white head with decent retention and great lacing. Nose has some nice white pepper, honey and biscuity malts, bright flowers and sour rhubarb, though it isn't exactly tart. Lots of good stuff, but doesn't entirely cohere for me. Taste has less pepper but otherwise follows, with the rhubarb coming on strong in the middle all the way to the finish. I don't know, the sour and sweet are both there, but they don't entirely harmonize. Good carbonation and the rhubarb is pronounced but neither keep this from being a little too sweet and sticky in certain moments... a more dry finish would make me happier, but all things considered, it still has a good mouthful. This one is unique and has some nice parts...glad I tried it, but not sure I'll be rushing back for another.

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Photo of Eziel
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of erjaq
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wonothesane42
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden, very fluffy head, with great lacing. It is peppery and fruity with a hint of earthiness. Smooth going down while brightly carbonated. Tasty stuff, I hope I can get some more.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy gold with light, rhubarb red highlights under a 2” mousy cream colored persistent foam stand that perches ½ an inch over the rim of the glass and is still around after 5 minutes. S: Has a big tart nose with traces of rhubarb and lemon with some light grains in the background. There is no sign of hops. T: Big and tart with traces of sweet malt, biscuit and honey. Suggests a tart rhubarb lemon marmalade lightly sweetened with honey slathered over a light shortbread biscuit. While the balance is to the tart, the sweet malt cuts off the sharp edges. F: Medium to medium low body, medium to medium high carbonation. O: Very interesting, refreshing beer.

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Photo of hopazoid
4.52/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kevinski33
4.65/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: hazy rose gold color. Head pours active, and subsides to a nice depth fairly quickly.
S: yeasty and tart with just a hint of sour fruit. I like it.
T: Tart with a nice sweet fruit character. I've found that if Olvaldes beers are too cold the hops become too pronounced at the end. As the beer warms, or perhaps as my sobriety disappears, that taste goes away and I enjoy the beer much more. My only chriticism is that I get a very slight tingly, bruning feeling in the back of my throat. It's the same feeling I get when I drink a soda or eat a candy with too much sugar in it. I don't know if that means my bottle was underfermented. Either way, I think. That's a very minor criticism.
Feel: light and surprisingly refreshing. It leaves my mouth watering, which I've found a good sour should do.
O: I really like this beer. It's refreshing and fun to drink. I have slowly fallen in love with Olvaldes beers. I love the experimentation and adventurous spirit of there beers, and just for that I give them high marks. While everything they do is brave and different, not everything they do is amazing. This one is both and I very much look forward to their next creation.

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Photo of KarlHungus
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a clear light bronze color. The head is a billowing two inches of study white foam that sits long and leaves beautiful chunky lacing when it finally recedes. The aroma is of sharp tangy rhubarb, hibiscus, passion fruit, and hint of hay and wool. The taste is just as complex as the aroma with a mildly puckering tartness up front leading to a fruity finish: tons of juicy rhubarb, passion fruit, a little apricot. Very, very good. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a silky texture. The carbonation is appropriately lively and of fine character. Overall, this is one of the best beers I've ever tasted. Perfect, perhaps. I am left sitting contemplating how this beer could be tweaked to make it better, and can come up with nothing.

Well done again, Olvalde Farm

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Photo of redleg411
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of warmbier804
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of Flippengruven
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of PappyVans
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Satchboogie
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Kelp
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of refractor82
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imyourhero21
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Hastur23
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of KFBR392
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 Vintage

Appearance: Pours with a thick bubbly head of about three fingers. The color is darker orange/straw. Very cloudy look to the body of the beer. Average active carbonation while drinking.

Smell: Spicy yeast with plenty of grass and straw aromas jump out first. Mild fruity hops with some semi-sweet rhubarb. Rhubarb not as potent as I expected it to be. Lingering lemon/lime sting rounds this brew out. Nothing overly complex but very pleasant.

Taste: Tart rhubarb and grassy earthy yeast hit first. Creamy, buttery body transitions nicely off the tartness of the front. Mild fruity, medium dry hop tones pop up toward the end of this brew and continue to dry out into the finish. Aftertaste is lingering bitterness with dry yeast tones.

Mouthfeel: Pretty much what you'd expect out of a belgian style ale. Heavy on the dryness, carbonation is prevalent but does not distract away from everything going on here. No sense of the 10% abv.

Overall: A well crafted ale. Quite a bit going on here and all the flavors and aromas play along well together. The rhubarb was pretty subdued on the aroma but was able to shine through with a pleasant tartness. Slow sipper, a really great brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 86 ratings
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