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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37028) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (31474) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25069) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24512) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20473) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (17716) - Washington, Washington DC, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15389) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear yellow - white head. Sweetness, candy, herbal, straw, cardboard, lemon, apples, zesty, minerals, a bit plain,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
A: The pour is a hazy yellow/light gold color with a nice white foam. S: A tart lemon scent to go along with the slightly sweet wheat aroma. Not terribly "complex". T: Mostly tart (lots of lemon), there is a bit of sweetness from the wheat in there at some points. Although the primary taste sensation is tartness, it’s not as sour as I would like. M: Light bodied, highly carbonated, and crisp. D: Very drinkable, although not the most interesting or complex sour ale, it’s still nice to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12968) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Pale gold with a frothy white head. Slightly sour and lemony aromas. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is wheat and citrus/lemon; mildly sour. Good stuff. Finishes just a bit papery.

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