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Reserve Wheat Ale - Telegraph Brewing Company

Reserve Wheat AleReserve Wheat Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

119 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 119
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%


Brewed by:
Telegraph Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RidiculedDisplay on 02-22-2009)
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Big foam, clear yellow straw

SMELL: Lemon oil, tart, fresh crackers, wild herbs, faintly musty.

TASTE: Deep smoothness, even tartness, dry grain, yeast, mild funk, dry finish.

Lacto & Brett ... both are very tame here though add just enough to bring some tartness and funk to the palate. The subtle approach works as it ends up extremely drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 00:54:58 | More by Jason
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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.

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Reserve Wheat Ale from Telegraph Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.