Reserve Wheat Ale - Telegraph Brewing Company
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Reviews by beagle75:
3.95/5 rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a tulip.
A: Rich, translucent golden color with 1.5 fingers of bright white head that diminishes quickly. No lacing remains on the glass. This beer is a few shades darker in color that most wheat beers.
S: Slight wheat and hay, moderate lactic sour smell.
T: Wheat throughout, with initial tartness that gives way to funky brettanomyces and slight bitterness. After a while a trace of phenolics begin to build to the point of being noticed, but they stops short of taking over.
M: Effervescent and highly carbonated, this beer is balanced by the kind of substantial texture that I expect in a wheat beer of quality.
D: Easy to drink, considering it is brewed with wild strains of yeast and bacteria. Note that this beer is not aged in wine barrels, unlike many of the more high-profile american wild ales. It reminds me of RR Sanctification, with wheat added. The rich wheat backbone is very well represented here and it makes me want to try a traditional (non-sour) wheat beer by this brewery. There is a lot here to like, get it if you can.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2010 21:48:11 | More by beagle75
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3.65/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
750ml bottle into a standard pint glass. The brew appears a pale yellow with some fine particulate stuck in suspension. A fluffy white head sits atop with patchy fingers of lace sticking to the glass. Pretty solid head retention for the style.
The smell is lemony with some wheat and footy grain quality. An earthy brett scent is present focusing the aromatics more towards earthy and somewhat barnyard-like. More sniffs reveal a bit more fruited quality and a bit of spice.
The taste includes a solid amount of wheat along with fruity lemon. Some suggestions of pear mingle with a faint clove-like spice. As more sips are taken, more brett comes forward somewhat like cobwebs, earth and barnyard qualities.
This is a light bodied brew with a light amount of carbonation. Fairly refreshing with an interesting funk inclusion of brett. This was a good beer, it just misses the berliner style a little with its focus on funk. For an american wild, its solid for a berliner, i was happy with just one pour.
Serving type: bottle
09-24-2012 13:44:50 | More by stakem
Reserve Wheat Ale from Telegraph Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.