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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle thanks to cloudskipper. Pours a pale, almost clear, goldish yellow with super thick white head, lots of lacing, decent head retention. Aroma of wheat, yeast, funk, citrus, coriander, and a bit of tart fruits. Flavor matches well, but the tartness doesn’t perfectly lend to this brew. Either needs to be more sour or less. Light bodied, easy to drink, but is only a few tweaks for being great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6574) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2016
August 2016 - Bottle share at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, Day 1. Thanks! As ’Telegraph Reserve Wheat’. Bottle #136. Clear yellow, lightly sparkling, foamy white head. Aroma is leonade, fruity pop, wheaty. Body is smooth with soft carbonation, slight froth. Taste is lemon, tangy fruits, chalky, wheaty, citrus with a dry finish. Good. (3.8)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9368) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2016
75 cl bottle @ Timo A. Batch #136.
Pours hazy golden color with a very small head. Tart citric aroma, spices, yeast and some grassy notes. Flavor is citric, spicy, gooseberries, wheat is subtle, wooden dryness on the finish. Strong carbonation, Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (10634) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2016
750 ml bottle. #136. Courtesy of Euphemos. Slightly cloudy yellow color with a tiny white head. Fruits, mild tartness, mild salt and mild yeast in the aroma. The flavor is tartness, sourness, fruits and mild yeast in the aroma. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6732) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Pre-GBBF 2016 tasting at Chris&Ruth’s, Day-1. It pours a clean straw color with a small fizzy white head. Aroma is tangy acidic with notes of lemon juice and apricots. Taste is also acidic and fruity tangy with more lemon zest and apricots. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle shared at the pre GBBF chriso’s tasting day 1 06/08/2016. Many thanks. A pale yellow coloured pour with a no head. Aroma is tangy apricot and peach, floral, light wheat grains. Flavour is composed of light grains tangy green apple, wheat, straw. Solid acidity. Palate is tangy sour, moderate carbonation, pithy lemon. Little stale grains. Interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2016
Sampled @ ChrisO Pre-GBBF Shindig. Murky yellow color, small to average sized white to off-white head. Smell and taste sourish, grapes, yoghurt, buttery, sour. Not good. At least I don’t like it at all! Yuk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (6810) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle shared at Chris and Ruth’s pre GBBF shindig; golden yellow pour with a thin translucent head, aroma has decent citrus, taste has lemon with some sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17352) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (17277) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2016
Pre shinding 2016. Fast klare hell goldgelbe Farbe. Geruch leicht säuerlich, Gewürze, Zimt. Geschmack säuerlich fruchtig, Gewürze, helles Kraut.

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