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RATINGS: 227   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 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 I’m surprised that it’s 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (7485) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[3/1/15] Draught at The Beer Junction in Seattle. Clear yellow. Lovely sour aroma, fruity, with some lacto and lemon. Sour flavor, lactic and fruity with some lemon. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2868) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Draft at Special Brews. Pale, hazed yellow, white head. Great sour-tart aroma. Perfect juicy body, tart sour, great tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4034) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Draught. Pours a hazy goldwn color with a moderate white head on there. Nose has some sour light fruit to it with a moderate amount of wheat coming through. Taste is fairly sour, but feels light and manages to stay refreshing and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2589) - 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 (123) - 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 (6568) - 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 (972) - 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 (434) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle. It’s pretty good, but the "not for the faint of heart" bit in the description kinda reminds me of a standup comic saying they’re about to get edgy and then talking about something like airplane food. It’s a decent sour wheat but it’s 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 (1705) - 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.

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