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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citric, wheaty and milky sour. Citric, milky and subdued fruity. Slight citric and lingering wheaty, spiced and fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34315) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2009
Draft. A hazy light golden beer with a thin lazing white head. The aroma is slightly acidic with notes of brettanomyces and friut. The flavor is sweet with acidic notes of brettanomyces as well as notes of citrus fruit and some wheat, leading to a dry wheaty and slightly tart finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle at Papsř. Hazy yellow coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of coriander and spices with notes of citrus peel. Fruity flavour of citrus peel, spices and coriander. Citric and spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of wavers1. Pours a clear pale yellow with a lively white head leaving a little lacework. Dry tartness in the nose - and coriander?? Light body, dry indeed, a little fruity but again these strange perfumy coriander notes - oh I see, it’s gonna be the lemon verbana, whatever that is. Ends dry but not overly tart. Refreshing, but not really to style. 290311

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2011
Bottle @ Papsř. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity spicy wheat malty yeasty and weak sour aroma. Fruity wheaty spicy citrus flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty weak sour citrus finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2016
6th August 2016
The great ChrisO pre GBBF gathering. Bright clear paleish gold beer, thin pale cream colour head - short lived. Palate is light and dry, reasonable carbonation. Tangy sourish fruits. Sour lemon. Modest floralness. Dry finish. A lot more sour than I was expecting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21414) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser, thanks Joel! Cloudy yellow color. Aroma of lemon and grapefruit rind. Taste is banana, bubblegum, citrus. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18522) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2016 Bottle at The Funky 7, Brooklyn. Pours clear gold with a moderate, white head. Nice beer overall. Note of lemon in the aroma, some biscuit. Flavor has a pronounced tartness to it, some acidity, bits of citrus. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Tart finish, some must and funk. Solid beer overall. (August 2011, score: 4.0)

Bottle shared at the chriso and Ruth pre GBBF Shindig 2016 - London. Day 1. Pours clear yellow-gold with a foamy white head. Tangy lemon in the nose, dried wheat. Light sweet flavour, drying, with more lemony tartness, some bitter hay. Light bodied with average carbonation. Dry and cleaning on the finish, with further tangy lemon, wheat flakes. Not bad. (August 2016, score: 3.5)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
Bottle at Haket Ölfestival 2016, Göteborg. Hazy pale yellow beer with almost no head. Salty fruity aroma, citrus, grapes, bready, some hay. Sourish fruity salty flavor, grass, bread, floral notes. Quite ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle at Chriso pre gbbf shindig 2016. Pale gold pale. No head. Lemon aroma. Decent lemon sour. Sherbet lemon flavour


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