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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nicksixsix (4) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Brilliant of Telegraph to brew such a pleasing ale. On many levels this brew delivers for me tremendous enjoyment. Bright and acidic lemongrass and celery topnotes lead into very sudden carbonation. This beer has a very nervy minerality and racy mouthfeel which I like quite a lot. A low-key fat bottom and juicy finish. Its not priced awfully either, i paid roughly 10 dollars, Id pay twice that. Its also rather easy to find, most whole foods markets on the west coast should have it, if not they easily can get it, even bevmo may stock it. way to go telegraph, your beer rocks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2569) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2015
2/10/2015. On tap. Pale yellow with a white head. Fruity and spice aromas, a bit sour, but very balanced. Refreshing sipping beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madchemist83 (118) - USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle. Batch 136. Aromas of lemon, lactic sourness. Sour, lemon taste. Cloudy yellow with no head. Too sour .. maybe lemon verbena was too much .. or lactobacillus was predominant. Drinkable but not the best berliner wiesse or sour beer for that matter.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
sirebril (3) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2014 does not count
Straight-up box wine. Lacto, brett, sour nose - reminds me of Fetzer singles. I love sours but not this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6524) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. By far my favorite from Telegraph so far. lemon blonde pour. lemon, some bile in the nose. Lemon tartness, some tropical notes, tart & sour with a touch of sweetness. really enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (955) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Cloudy yellow gold. Aroma lemon lime yogurt. Tastes like lemon ricola drops. Slight wheat, slight brine. Dry sharp finish. Sorta watery. refreshing slight body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontape (422) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle. Itís pretty good, but the "not for the faint of heart" bit in the description kinda reminds me of a standup comic saying theyíre about to get edgy and then talking about something like airplane food. Itís a decent sour wheat but itís pretty mild and laid back. Lemon and herbs along with some lacto and fruity brett funk. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1655) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a pale straw yellow with light fizzy white head. Tartness, wheat, and funk on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry. Not real impressed with this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (965) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
750mL bottle, Batch 67. Aroma has a nice light wheat character with some moderate Brett character, mostly fruity but with some barnyard funk as well. Light acidity with moderate citrus character and some lemon verbena. Pours a fairly clear, pale yellow gold with a big, pillowy white head that slowly but steadily recedes. Light leaving and small legs. Flavor has a medium light acidity with quite a bit of citrus character, especially lemon. Light what character. Medium light peppery phenolic notes with some moderate Brett. Brett character is mostly tropical fruit and cherry pie with light barnyard funk. Nice dry finish with some pepper phenolics and a bit of citrus. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium high to high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall a surprisingly decent beer with some nicely balanced phenolics and citrus character. Light acidity adds a bit more complexity as doors the nice, fruity Brett character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
krumbum (546) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Golden yellow color. Light fragrant lemon flower scents. Clean light smooth citrus sprite. with light lemon sour wheat taste. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VinegarStroke (297) - Napa, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle (750ml): Hazy, golden with no head or laze. Dominated by brett. Lactic. Not classic since brett dominated but it is sour and yeast and has a creamy, cheese lactic profile. Dry, sour and not bitter. Medium weight and medium to medium long. Citrus (lemon). Bretty and lactic on the palate. Itís ok but not great. A long way behind the Bear Republic Tartar. Not classic.

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