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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.


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4
   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Bona cervesa, ťs bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2219) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottled from Deciccos. Amber to light pour. Malt and hop aroma. Taste is smooth caramel with some bitter. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5757) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. Amber pour, medium bodied. Caramel malts, fruity yeastiness, medium spice level. Decent, similar to Rare Vos

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6114) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Draft at chucks 85th. Pours a cloudy burnished dark amber with a loose white head. Big sweet red apple, caramel, and light cinnamon on the nose, but none of it is cloying. Smells like esters and malt sugar, not a caramel apple. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel, light spice, and soft fruity sweetness on the mid palate. Quite enjiyable. Soft finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thouse (50) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Itís a mouth-filling beer, unfiltered, fairly hoppy and rather malty with a subtle citrus note. Perhaps because itís sealed with a cork, a la Champagne, some people seem to think of it as a French saison, but Iíd call it just a great big amber ale. Coppery in color with a huge white head, itís a little earthy on the palate with some sweetness showing up late. It would be great with grilled meat or particularly fish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2419) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Overall pretty decent Belgian pale ale, tap in Santa Barbara, nice rich drinkable brew

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2097) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Shared bottle at craft ale house. Pours hazy orange with a small white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma has a mango, pineapple, is incredible sweet, reminds me of marmalade. The taste is big, sweet orange, pineapple, mango, crazy fruity. Too sweet but this guy has a lot of flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (1358) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2013
Pours amber with low white head Aromas of caramel, tropical fruits Taste has caramel, hoppy fruits Low carbonation, medium body and sweetness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6004) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
In short: A yeasty toasted rusty amber ale of some kind STOP Kind of fun STOP
How: Bottle 750ml STOP corked & caged STOP Consumed a few months after purchase STOP
The look: Opens with super-loud pop STOP corked went flying STOP only a little gush STOP Then pours an almost clear shinning amber body topped by a enormous off-white head with good retention STOP
In long: Nose is very toasted STOP a sensation of smelling something rusty in a wood shop STOP good presence of leafy hops STOP Taste is very very toasted STOP dry hay STOP dehydrated cereals STOP orange flesh STOP a whole lot of yeast STOP a bit of caramel STOP a rust sensation STOP High attenuation STOP Fun foamy-fluffy and very lively mouthfeel STOP Sessionnable beer that stands out from the crowd STOP Iíve read what a California Common beer is but flavorwise I still donít understand the style STOP

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyBrewnette (16) - - JUN 4, 2013
Lovely sweet and light Belgium ale. Would love to know what strain of yeast and sugar they used ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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