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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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This intensely sour "wild ale" recalls the earliest rustic beers crafted centuries ago before brewers had an understanding of controlled fermentation. Brewed with the addition of lemon verbena, as well as lactobacillus and brettanomyces. Telegraph Reserve Wheat is an all-together different beast from modern beer. Not for the faint of heart, this special brew is available in extremely limited quantities.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larryLSB (506) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Poured from 750mi, courtesy of SamGamgee. Light in color, pale yellow. Nose of lemon with crisp, light lemon taste. Not too sour, actually a very decent wheat beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Liquid Sunshine VII Tasting – Kirkland, WA
Aroma: Sour aroma with some spices and fruit like qualities.
Appearance: Light Yellow in color, Clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Strong lemon and verbena flavoring with a light malt backing.
Palate: Dry Lemon finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: Was sour but like it was off. The Lemon and Verbena where subtle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Thanks BVC! Hazy pale yellow, some clove spice, but mostly lightly soured wheat. Juicy sourness, refreshing and lively lemonadey. Quenching.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 29, 2009
75cl bottle. Lightly hazy yellow with a medium white head. The aroma is super complex, with spice, citrus, funk, sweet bread, wheat, and doughy yeast. The flavor is not as sour as the aroma suggests, with a light tartness that plays with some sweet, doughy malt to give off a lemon pastry impression. Bready with some light spice as well. Medium bodied with some spritzy bubbles. While this isn’t as sour as I was expecting, it’s a damn pleasant and drinkable wheat beer.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (7538) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2009
22. Thanks, BVC! Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with dense, creamy white foam. Webby lace aplenty. Nice big lemon-y and verbena-y nose. Fizzy, watery light body. Tangy lemon notes, but overall a very mild mid-palate. Not sharp or crisp enough to be really refreshing and nowhere near complex. Slightly tart and tangy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2284) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Bottle courtesy SamGamgee. Pours a slightly hazy light gold color, much darker than a typical German Berliner Weisse. Lactic lemon zesty aroma with candied citrus and some sort of unidentifiable spiciness. Hard to stop smelling this one. Flavor is wheaty with lemon meringue, slight banana pith, coriander(?), and a wheat malt finish. Solid tartness. Nice robust flavor and body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2009
(750ml, bottled June 12 2009, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a cloudy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of wheat, lemon, and florals. Flavor of florals, cereal, lacto, brett, lemon, and wheat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeSammy (609) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2009 Found this jem at Fathers office in LA. Nose of sour yeast, wheat. Flavors are light and balanced- lemony funk, wheat. Refreshing, tart notes not overpowering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4123) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle from City Beer Store in SF. Hazy straw color with a white head. Aroma is yeast, wheat, lemon, and funk. Flavor is more of the same, fairly tart with a citrusy finish. Lively palate. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9014) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 12, 2009
This bubbly yellow beer poured into a bolleke with an attractive short white head and a sour yeasty aroma. The flavor is indeed sour wheat with a strong lemon finish. Goes down easy.


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