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RATINGS: 130   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2012 Very enticing bready sour aroma. Deep hazy copper/orange. You can tell right away this is an excellent beer. Bready, sour, barnyard, rich, honey, Belgium, Huge apricot, apricot skins. caramel, wheaty. Big berry aromas and flavors. Butterscotch. Really nice to have a unique interesting complex beer that stands out on itís own. I would call it a Belgium sour. Some beers cross into subtle wine tasting flavors this is one of them. Rich and organic in itís personality. Epic beer really. Fantastic! One of my favorites. Sip it forever. Smell it forever.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thouse (51) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Craftbrewhaha (72) - - OCT 1, 2015
Medium-bodied, refreshing and drinkable. Wasnít sure how Iíd feel about it but I ended up really enjoying this beer. Great when Iím in the mood for an amber but not a much body. Definitely going to track down bottles of this.

   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 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yjmr (10) - seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Hoppy Belgian Brown Ale? Nice hoppy nose and pleasant Belgian yeast character with a hint of candy sugar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2007 this had a good head.average IPA color.Aroma was a very inviting citrus hops.It tasted like a good Ipa.I liked this beer.One of the best IPAís I have had!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tribrewer (6) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2007 does not count
I had this beer for the first time at a local wine bar. It had a nice color and citrus hop. Very malty flavor with a nice finish. A good beer to enjoy with dinner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2007
From the Los Olivos Grocery this beer caught my eye. Amber and super big frothy head. Aroma was yeasty, citrus and spice. Flavour was malty with a complex and enjoyable yeasty flavour. This beer is smooth and creamy yet bubbly and hoppy. Lots of citrus flavour throughout adds a zing at the finish.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MuertosPorter (24) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2008 Beautiful hazy ochre color. Mild carbonation with a beige bubbly head that slowly dissipates. A slightly herbal, citrus and spicy hop aroma. Very nice complexity. Tart fruit, freshly baked bread, a little black pepper and bitter orange peel. Outstanding!

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