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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmschefke (575) - 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.


3
SlimHabib (484) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle pour. Clear yellow with a quickly fading foamy white head. Citrus and lemon aroma. Medium body. Slight bitter and salty taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
Theydon_Bois (20450) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle split at Chris & Ruth’s pre GBBF Shindig, 07/08/16. Lightly hazed yellow with an off white covering. Nose is pissy straw, lemon rinds, pale malt, damp hay. Taste comprises lemon peel, apple, core, grains, damp straw, light pissy tones, damp cloth. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a restrained acidic flicker. Average.

3.8
The_Osprey (8682) - 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)

3.2
madmitch76 (25321) - , 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.

3.7
olio (10464) - 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.
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3.7
rosenbergh (11753) - 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

3.8
teorn88 (7687) - Rimini, ITALY - 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

3.5
mR_fr0g (13158) - 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.

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Benzai (16522) - 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.

3.4
RichTheVillan (8110) - Birmingham, 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.


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