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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Telegraph California Ale is our flagship beer and is our interpretation of the unique ales that were commonly brewed up and down the West Coast in the 19th century. It is an unfiltered, medium-bodied beer, with a rich amber color and a rocky, white head. The beer is crafted using domestic American ingredients and fermented with a unique yeast strain that accentuates the hoppy spiciness, while also imparting fruity and subtly sour flavors. The aromas are spicy and earthy, reminiscent of the rich agricultural valleys surrounding Santa Barbara.

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3.2
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy weak yeasty aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty spicy and slightly tart yeasty citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy slightly tart finish.

3.8
Gription79 (2893) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 4, 2013
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Big malty presence, honey, bread, there is some floral notes and hints of spicy hops. A nice clean beer, this style is not one that I have had a lot of experience with. Very tasty.

4.2
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAR 25, 2013
At first this had a mild trappist taste, but as it warmed up the rich malt and sourdough flavors kicked in and the cloves and bananas took an appropriate back seat.

3.5
blipp (9598) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber orange with a thin head. Grainy and lightly sweet malts, with some low earthy hoppy bitterness. Super clean and drinkable.

3.6
jtclockwork (17101) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle shared at tasting at my house. Pours amber gold with white head. Nose and taste of fruit, lemongrass, yeast, earthy hops and hint of alcohol in the finish. Medium body.

3.6
j12601 (13035) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle at James’ place for a tasting. Pours a clear golden orange with a thin white head. Light hops and a touch of malt. Medium bodied, soft sweetness and earthy hops. Sweet and toasty, finishes up with some gentle bitterness and earthy hops. Pretty tasty.

3.8
Dodgrblu (750) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer and Taproom, medium disappearing head, amber, hint of sour. I like this beer.

3.7
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Aroma of toasty malts, a touch of toffee, some fruity hops. Amber pour, slightly hazy, white head with average retention. Toasty malt flavors, some biscuit and toffee, crisp fruity hops and a nice balancing bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. A nice, easy drinking brew.

3
monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2012
A good sipping amber. Pours a little boring brown. Smells pretty fruity, a little bit of strawberries. Tastes a little fruity too. Refreshing. Had in the bottle in Healdsburg. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - SEP 17, 2012
So good. A true new age belgo-french saison, but with a Cali twist. Aroma is raisins dates spices woods. Appearance big bubbly effervescent head, brownish red color. Taste spicy french barnyard yeast and rustic straw dark fruits with lots of big grains. Palate is covered in sweet spicy outdoors. Overall really well made and I liked it


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