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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Telegraph California Ale is our flagship beer and is our interpretation of the unique ales that were commonly brewed up and down the West Coast in the 19th century. It is an unfiltered, medium-bodied beer, with a rich amber color and a rocky, white head. The beer is crafted using domestic American ingredients and fermented with a unique yeast strain that accentuates the hoppy spiciness, while also imparting fruity and subtly sour flavors. The aromas are spicy and earthy, reminiscent of the rich agricultural valleys surrounding Santa Barbara.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2583) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle in trade from stefanje. Thanks man!
Pours an orange amber color with a semi clearness to it. Smell is fresh, yeasty hoppiness with almost a touch of funk to it. Taste is very balanced between light hoppiness, yeasty subtle tartness and fresh sweet maltiness. Overall is very refreshing to drink and a slightly unique beer with a nice flavor and no real typical belgian ale like qualities or flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
On tap at Father’s Office. Not what I was expecting at all (was expecting a malty and fruity California Common ala Anchor Steam on sterroids). Pours with a small, off-white head covering a clear amber brown body. Slightly sour and earthy aroma with a bit of oak and prunes aswell. Tastee has some strong leather nots as well as a bit of barnyard, tobacco, spiceyness. Very salty and herbal. A bit fizzy on the mouthfeel. Was not expecting them to use the yeast that was used here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2008
Bottled at Papsoes Blind tasting 19th. June 2008 nr. 7: Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. Yeast sweetness and fruit in the aroma. Flavour of herbs, yeast, fruits, citrus and caramel. A bit bland. Meidum bodied. Sourish and citric end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2008
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of SoLan. Pours a hazy amber golden with some impurities and a small off-white head. Aroma of yeast and a little fruit. Medium body, notes of yeast, fruit and sulphur. Fairly dry and somewhat astringent finish with a light underlying acidity. 190608

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25643) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2008
Botte #7 at Papsoes blindtasting. Clear amber coloured with a huge light yellow head. Fruity aroma of hops and grass with notes of brett. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and yeast with notes of brett. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle. Papsoes MadsBerg homecoming blindtasting, bottle #7. Pours hazy orange with a lacing off-white head. Light soapy and spiced hops aroma. Flavour is mild hoppy and fruity. Holds a mild brett citric note. Dry woody flavour following. Returns to a dry citric flavour. Ends dry and mild woody.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4205) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2008
Bottle. [After party @ Papsoe, thanks buddy] Pale amber color. Aroma of mild grain and fruit. Over the palate came mild sour and spicy notes. Light to medium bodied with an average carbonation. Light sweet and mild bitter flavor. Light spicy sweet and fruity finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2008
On tap at Hamiltons. Pours with a slightly cloudy, amber gold body topped by a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. It’s grassy with a slight bitter note, a touch of sourness and a hint of over ripe fruit. Light to medium bodied and highly carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5355) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 12, 2008
This California Common pours a light orange gold color from a corked 750ml bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet. A medium bodied California Common. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy. Nice carbonation. It has that soft round mouthfeel that you get from some steam beers, I mean California Commons, but it also hs a touch of Belgian Yeast esters. Kind of a different take. Very smooth. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Pours a transparent copper bronze with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty dark malts and mild light fruity esters with some mild doughy notes. Body starts lightly sweet and toasty grainy malty with some light fruity flavors before a smooth semi-bitter finish. Quite drinkable and true to style.

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