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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!

CaptainCougar's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11522) - 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 (6084) - 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 (4919) - 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 (6878) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2014
Randers tasting, Dk. Bottled, 010214. Amber with small head. Aroma of sourness. Flavor with malt and berries.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (11276) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2013
At YNWA, Kolding. Cloudy orange with a small white head. Funky aroma with lots of lambik character, and notable plums. Sweet and tart fruity flavour with plums, a hint of band-aid and tannin and some funk. A bit sterile, otherwise itís quite lambik-like overall

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2013
hazy tan, large bubbled white ring, lacing all over. Heavy tangerine and sugar nose, cilantro, very light, jammy. Sweet flavor, more jam, light grain and raspberry through mid before watery metallic notes in finish. Thin sticky end, light jam. Sugary throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle. Amber pour with a white head. Plum aromas. Lots of plum and other stone fruits mixed with brett. Good mouthfeel and body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle shared by a kind soul at a recent Tampa Tasting. Pours a hazy amber brown with an off-white head. Nose is plum, dry fruit, raisin, earth, and rustic brett notes. Flavor is similar with big plummy fruit, some earth, and some barnyard. Medium in body and an interesting combination of flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (2658) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle shared by noodleuser. The beer is golden to amber colored with a small, fizzy head. The aroma brings fruit, pale malts, light funk. Tart with fruit notes, cider, and some acid in the finish. Puckering with some alcoholic warmth in the finish. Overall, pretty tasty beer. Iíd have this again.

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