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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Inspired by the exuberance of the Romani Gypsy culture. Telegraph Gypsy Ale celebrates the restless and adventurous spirit in all of us. We brewed it with rye, unmalted wheat, and locally grown plums. Then we fermented it with Brettanomyces while listening to traditional Gypsy tunes. Itís wild, itís unique, itís delicious. So go ahead, stray from that well-trodden ground you are following, grab a bottle, and dance along a crooked path. Opa!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
750ml bottle shared by noodleuser: pours a clear bright golden with a stringy-lacing whitehead. Has a fresh light fruity nose with some light pale malty sweetness and good lightly puckering sourness before a drier slightly warming finish. Pretty true to style and should age well.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Craftbrewhaha (80) - - OCT 1, 2015
This beer blew my mind! The sourness is perfect. Dry, refreshing, not over acidic, very drinkable. This stands up there with the best Plum sours Iíve ever had and at half the price. Hoping to track down a few more bottles of this to enjoy later.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6078) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Notes of tart plum skins fruity plum notes a good amount of funky Brett as well as a bit I tartness. Reddish auburn purplish pour white head. Flavors if plum skins a little sweet juicy plum Notes funky Brett moderate tartness. Bright carbonation with a bitey dry finish. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1907) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
750ml. Think this was my first Telegraph? Hints of grains, light brett, and plums. Flavors are light barnyard, hay, tiny funk elements, hints at plums, and a tiny hop note. Pretty good! Very balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle, thanks DedicatedToFun! Orange pour, white head, nose is plums, taste is plums, Brett, apples, boo-yah!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8901) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours copper with an attractive off-white head and a sour fruity aroma. There is a sour grape flavor with a fairly complex malt base and a nice yeast presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7485) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2014
750, corked and baled. Pours a clear medium rubied amber with no head or lace. Bright tangy sweet stone fruit tartness with soft wheaty tang on the nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Sharply bracing acidic bite on the mid palate, starting right from the attach. Not much rye presence, but great wheaty tang and fruity/fermented acidity. Approachable and quite delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13826) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 5, 2014
750 c&c from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy golden copper with a slight, transient white head. Aroma is very fruity, fairly intense, yet not really strong in one particular or another. Quite nice, but different. With a deep inhale something like tart plum surfaces. Med body. Flavor is tart, has an aspect suggesting red wine, moves on to tart plum and I think has enough brett to be detectable. It is quite different in flavor, and that may be the rye. Not able to parse out rye spice, but I can believe itís part of the mix. Very tasty, and not overly strenuous on the senses. A little horseblanket comes thru in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9620) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"a nice sour/wild ale that wasnít quite worth the price. starts with a promising light fruit and funky aroma, but the flavor fell a little short. dry from the rye and brett, and tasty, but lacking in depth. a little plum and malt, lots of brett (though not aggressively sour) with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (6083) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
light soft sweet ,sour aroma,amber, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly sour, light body, fizzy, nice fresh finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8333) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2014
Amber coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Sweet aroma, light acidic notes. Flavor is sweet and acidic, light barnyard. Creamy texture.

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