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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2008
750ml bottle. Pours copper/amber with a thin, fissy white head, no lace. Smells sweet and cereal malty with a nice earthy hop presence as well. Tastes about the same that it smells. Very earthy hops and malts but with some slight bitterness. Medium body, smooth carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Date: 06/10/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: clear dark copper, fine off white head, bits of lace,
Aroma: light sweet caramel malt aroma with earthy hops,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice caramel malt character is balanced by a woody earthy character, nice fruity character, light bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5582) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Bottle from South Bay. Pours an amber orange color with a thin head. Aroma is light and yeasty with some malty sweetness too. Sweet and spicy with notes of caramel and fruity esters. Light and pleasant. Nothing groundbreaking, but solid and drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2008
7-6-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to stefanje
Semi clear orange with an average head. Smell is light and slightly funky yeast. Flavor is very light and subtle - almost like a doughy sour. Very drinkable and easy to go down. Almost refreshing - not what I was expecting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2486) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7832) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10141) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20569) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30713) - 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.


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