Telegraph Obscura Vulpine
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
"Vulpine" means "like a fox". Telegraph Obscura Vulpine is a red ale aged in used Syrah barrels, with a color reminiscent of a fox, hence the name. The aroma is a complex blend of oak and cherry esters. Tart, bright flavors dominate; long finish with lingering oak character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13821) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 22, 2016
375 c&c from Final Gravity. Pours coppery brown with a transient beige head. Aroma of tart cherry and wood. A little acidic. Med body or so. Flavor is tart cherry and wood, and itís followed by a definite oxidation flavor. Iím betting itís from a musty barrel. I like oxidation in moderation, but for those who donít itís likely to be off putting. Finishing tartly astringent. Cherry might really be other red berry. Quite nice IMHO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (8894) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark brown with thick beige head and a wine aroma. There is a puckeringly sour brown malt flavor with some cherry and a dry oak finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5500) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Great sour. Cherry and wine, fruity perfection. Reddish color with white head. Had this poured from draft at Telegraph Brewing in Santa Barbara.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1742) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
On tap at Harryís Hofbrau. Slightly funky, some cola and dark cherry. Deep reddish-brown with taupe head that lingers. Dark fruit, cherry. Nicely sour. Moderate dry finish. Not terribly complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 11, 2012
hazy amber color with ivory sheen. Sour cherry, aspirin, sharp pit fruit aromas. medium body. Sour cherry, tart lemon, sharp caramel flavors--super sour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a medium white head. Aroma of mustiness, grass, herbs, stone fruit, and florals. Flavor of citrus, florals, and apricot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Draft. Light mahogony beer with a dark cream head. Tart and light sour aroma. Sour and light acetic flavor with light malt. Medium bodied. Sour and light acetic notes linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (22479) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2012
Draft @ RBSG 2012 Grand Tasting. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty sour tart aroma. FRuity slightly sour citrus flavor. Has a fruity sour citric finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
On tap at RBSG 2012. Thanks to the folks at Telegraph for providing this. Itís a copper/amber pour thatís mildly sour, w/ some nice complexities

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5352) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Draft. Amber pour with a white head. Malt, slightly sweet, buttery, grass, sourness, and some stone fruit. Doesnít work very well, the butter thing is annoying.

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