RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MOboy (510) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Rocky head, deep golden color and very effervescent. The flavor is very tart and refreshing with a nice, dry finish. Stone fruit and Belgian complexity give this style away instantly. Thanks James.

rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2016
Draught at the brewery in Santa Barbara, California. Clear golden beer with a nice beige head. Malty fruity aroma, yeasty, spicy notes, caramel, some oranges. Fruity caramel sroma, grapes, raisins, slightly spicy. Quite nice.

RedSox2004 (2000) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 2, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Dark amber with a slight haze, thin head and little lace. Yeasty aromas with grain and tropical fruits. Toasty malt flavor with gentle earthy hop bitterness. Medium body, effervescent, prickly mouthfeel and a crisp finish.

kaser (6430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Had this poured from draft at Telegraph Brewing in Santa Barbara. Yeast fruity and spices. Very good beer. Lemon orange and pepper

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Bottled. Deep amber colour, with a mediumsized fluffy off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, quite sweet malty with some toffee and mild toasted notes. Also a bit spiciness and some ripe fruits to it. Flavour is fruity, floral, some toffee, mild biscuity notes as well as some spices and mild wooden notes. Quite much bitterness toward the finish as well.

marcus (10890) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods, Sacramento. Pours dark golden with a thick beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a medium-bodied earthy pale malt flavor with some banana ester and a spiced finish.

Bacterial (3074) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Clear amber pour with a nice white head. Slightly caramel malt nose with a hint of floral hops. Earthy hops, some white wood character. Malty finish.

Idiosynkrasie (8220) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2015
750ml bottle. Clear orangey golden to amber colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Nuttily malty aroma with a bready touch, slightly grassy hoppy overtones. Taste is minimally earthy and bready, caramel malty, minimally grassy hoppy overtones, very mild yeasty spiciness. Hardly delivering a connecting factor to become persistently fixed in memory.

yjmr (14) - seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Hoppy Belgian Brown Ale? Nice hoppy nose and pleasant Belgian yeast character with a hint of candy sugar.

Craftbrewhaha (80) - - OCT 1, 2015
Medium-bodied, refreshing and drinkable. Wasn’t sure how I’d feel about it but I ended up really enjoying this beer. Great when I’m in the mood for an amber but not a much body. Definitely going to track down bottles of this.

baraciisch (3444) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Copper in color, foamy white head... Aroma of bready biscuity malts, light earthy hops, grains... Flavor is bready, earthy malts, light grains, light hops... Sessionable belgian ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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