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RATINGS: 218   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Bottled on 1/12/2009. The beer pours to a really hazy pale straw body with a nice dense white head and ridiculous lacing. The aroma is tart wheat and lemons with a lightly funky yeast and very unique complex lemons. The flavor is really complex and superb. Lemons meets tart wheat. Itís funky but not overly so. Such subtlety in this beer. The palate is crisp and carbonated but not too vibrant. A perfect summer beer. I wish Iíd have bough more!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nicksixsix (4) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2011 does not count
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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MuertosPorter (24) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours an alluring golden straw color, with a slight amount of cloudiness. Fizzy white head. Lively carbonation. Very tart and earthy aromas. Lemons, citrus oil, freshly cut grass. Amazingly fresh flavors of tart citrus, sourdough bread, some woody notes. Very dry crisp clean finish. This is amazing! Easily ranks up with the top ten of its style. Highly Recommended.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Multiple bottles at this point. I really love this beer, and Iím surprised that itís not rated more highly. Light yellow body with a nice head. The aroma is lemon juice and a very light funk. The body is great on this beer, perfect carbonation for a beer of this style. The body makes this beer incredibly easy to drink and refreshing. The taste is a nice balance of wheat flavor with perfect tartness. Really enjoyable and refreshing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 22, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2009 Draft - Stone sourfest: Poured cloudy tangerine in color and sported but a halo of white froth. The nose was indeed wheaty with dry tangerine notes abound. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated, and i like that. The lactic sour intro has nice wheaty characteristics and nice brett notes to balance out the wheat. I also like the nice background sour boost to balance things out. What i like about this beer is the very obviousness of the fact that this is a very carefully thought out recipe and that the different components of brett, lacatobacillus, etc.work perfectly with each other...I give huge props! RE-RATE BOTTLE 1/27/09 bottling: Gotta boost the points for aroma, this thing was of the wall with sour wheat, lemon zest, and holy jesus H. Christ on a Popsicle stick.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Thanks to Blake for bringing the 750, bottled on my B-day, 2009. Poured cloudy medium golden with a well-formed cap of white head. The aroma picked up sour lemon zest, earthy spices, and dry Brett funkage over a soft bready base.. balance was spot-on, and I could sit here and smell it all day. The flavor was also on point with pale malts supporting zesty, bright, funky, and ultimately refreshing character of lemon rind, fragrant floral, and funky Brett around.. refreshing as well on the long finish with ample acidity and excellent flavors. Lighter-bodied, crisp, and funky on the palate with a long finish.. this was absolutely delightful!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 7, 2010
I really loved this wild sour wheat ale. For people who like sours this is a quintessential sour. A must try.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2010
What a pleasent little suprise in boring 750ml packaging! I saw Wheat Ale and expected grassy, pale nothingness but I like ratings and getting what I canít get back home ... so Telegraph it was. I liked what I got. It pours a hazy yellow-orange witha pillowy just less than white head that disappates quickly into a sudsy on top. The aroma is sour, tart, almost lambic. The flavor is sour apples, grass, pears, and goodness in a glass.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Batch 78. Stubborn cork, lets out a nice pop upon release. Honey yellow with a small, quickly fizzling out white cover. I admit I was worried about the brett addition for a berliner. Thankfully, the aroma is all lacto tartness, light lemon, citric sour. The lemon verbena is difficult to pick out with all of the other lemon influences. Prickly carbonation on the tongue. Taste is slight lemon tea, lemon coughdrop, then a nice finishing citrus finish, lemon, lemon zest, tartness. This is really, really fantastic.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Yeah lacto funk. Hazy pale yellow in color. White head, mild lacing. Lemon zest all over this one. Great wild ale.


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