Telegraph Obscura Vulpine
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1695) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
On tap at Harry’s 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 (6626) - 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 (12593) - 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 (8269) - 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 (22242) - Malmö, 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. It’s a copper/amber pour that’s mildly sour, w/ some nice complexities

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5330) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Draft. Amber pour with a white head. Malt, slightly sweet, buttery, grass, sourness, and some stone fruit. Doesn’t work very well, the butter thing is annoying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
On tap. Pours with a resilient, tight, off-white head over a lightly hazed copper to amber hued body. Aromas are sweet, floral, kumquats, candied tangerine, apricot, nectarine with a light acidity. Flavors are mildly acidic and a bit funk. Malic and lactic. Light tobacco and musty notes. Sharp, dried apricot flavors (vibrantly dried fruit). Medium esters. A bit watery and thin. Lively bubbles, somewhat try. Light tannic notes at the finish. Peach schnapps. Lightly sour, but very juicy. Interesting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (15444) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 12, 2011
A: The beer pours a light amber color with a finger of white head. S: There is a light vinegar note up front which is quickly followed by butter and pancake syrup. There’s a little bit of a funky grass note and a touch of popcorn. T: Quite a bit of popcorn flavor to it, and just as much grass and straw. A bit of lemon peel and vinegar give it the tartness. Still, that misplaced syrup, butter, and pancake flavor. M: Light in body with medium carbonation. O: So far, these Telegraph sours have been lackluster and this was no exception.

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