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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAR 25, 2013
At first this had a mild trappist taste, but as it warmed up the rich malt and sourdough flavors kicked in and the cloves and bananas took an appropriate back seat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber orange with a thin head. Grainy and lightly sweet malts, with some low earthy hoppy bitterness. Super clean and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle shared at tasting at my house. Pours amber gold with white head. Nose and taste of fruit, lemongrass, yeast, earthy hops and hint of alcohol in the finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle at James’ place for a tasting. Pours a clear golden orange with a thin white head. Light hops and a touch of malt. Medium bodied, soft sweetness and earthy hops. Sweet and toasty, finishes up with some gentle bitterness and earthy hops. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (731) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer and Taproom, medium disappearing head, amber, hint of sour. I like this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Aroma of toasty malts, a touch of toffee, some fruity hops. Amber pour, slightly hazy, white head with average retention. Toasty malt flavors, some biscuit and toffee, crisp fruity hops and a nice balancing bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. A nice, easy drinking brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1752) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2012
A good sipping amber. Pours a little boring brown. Smells pretty fruity, a little bit of strawberries. Tastes a little fruity too. Refreshing. Had in the bottle in Healdsburg. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - SEP 17, 2012
So good. A true new age belgo-french saison, but with a Cali twist. Aroma is raisins dates spices woods. Appearance big bubbly effervescent head, brownish red color. Taste spicy french barnyard yeast and rustic straw dark fruits with lots of big grains. Palate is covered in sweet spicy outdoors. Overall really well made and I liked it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmalon3 (12) - Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Poured from a wire cork bottle into fluted tasting glass. Effervescence and viscus are the first two things that come to mind, but the balance between these two is what really sets this beer up. The body is malty and sweet with some dried fruit taste. Hops offer a slight bitterness at the front but are overwhelmed by sweetness at the finish. Overall a great beer and an excellent example of a California Common.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (2898) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2012
in a bottle sent to me by my brother poured a rich amber color with a huge, frothy white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, spice, vanilla and a hint of fruitiness. Pretty straightforward and not overly tasty of a beer. Some caramel, yeast, earthy/herbal elements with a slightly tart flavor. Just ok

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