Beer Review: OLVALDE THE AUROCH’S HORN

Beer Review: OLVALDE THE AUROCH’S HORN

In the resurgence of ancient brewing traditions, Ovalde’s Farm presents The Auroch’s Horn—a contemporary take on ale consumed by barbarians more than two millennia ago. Revisiting a bygone era, this brew draws inspiration from historical recipes documented by Roman historians across Britannia, Gaul, and Germania. A concoction of barley, wheat, and honey was savored from the horn of the auroch, a wild bull that, unfortunately, no longer roams the earth.

Appearance: A Glimpse into Liquid Gold

The 750 ml. bottle of The Auroch’s Horn, gracefully poured into a goblet, unveils a captivating bright amber gold hue. The liquid gracefully forms a white ring, setting the stage for what lies within.

Aroma: A Symphony of Funk and Spice

The olfactory experience begins with a funky and spicy Belgian-like yeast character, echoing the essence of bygone eras. Notes of banana and clove intertwine, providing a distinctive aromatic profile that captures the drinker’s attention.

Taste: A Palate Journey Through Time

As the elixir graces the taste buds, a complex medley unfolds. Dominant flavors of clove spice and banana take center stage, accompanied by subtle hints of pineapple and pepper. Layers of depth emerge with notes of vanilla and honey, creating a multifaceted tasting experience.

Mouthfeel: A Dance of Carbonation and Body

The journey continues with a highly carbonated texture that invigorates the palate. The full-bodied nature of The Auroch’s Horn adds substance to the sipping experience, elevating it beyond mere refreshment.

Overall: A Triumph of Flavor and Balance

In the grand finale, The Auroch’s Horn proves itself as more than just a historical homage. Remarkably tasty and impeccably balanced, especially considering its robust 10% ABV, this brew is a testament to Ovalde’s Farm’s mastery. It seamlessly marries tradition and innovation, offering a liquid narrative that transcends time and captivates the discerning palate.