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California Ale - Telegraph Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 17.04%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Telegraph Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/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 tart flavors. The aromas are spicy and earthy, reminiscent of the rich agricultural valleys surrounding Santa Barbara.

(Beer added by: SBPCGuru on 03-15-2006)
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Appearance:
Very nice and slightly cloudy orange brown. Head is frothy and off white.

Nose: Clean and clear wheat and grass. Slightly malty undertone.

Taste: Wet at first, but gets dryer to a clean finish. Some orange at the end, with wheat or dry grain in the middle.

Notes: a smooth and crisp type of beer. I was not blown over, but did enjoy the quality.

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Served cold on tap in 23 oz shaker.

Appearance: Dark amber and slightly hazy. No appreciable head and little lace.

Nose: Yeasty and grainy, more like a fermentation than finished beer. Also plenty of juicyfruit.

Taste: Malty, consistent with the color and fruity.

Mouthfeel, nice and filling with reasonable bitterness.

Overall: Maybe an attempt to brew an American amber ale with weissbier yeast?

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California Ale from Telegraph Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.