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Reserve Wheat Ale - Telegraph Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Reserve Wheat AleReserve Wheat Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

149 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 40
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Telegraph Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RidiculedDisplay on 02-22-2009

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3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.42/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Purchased from Holiday Wine Cellar, Escondido Ca
Batch#136

Appearance is a hazy gold, minor head almost looks flat after a minute. This with an aggressive pour

Herbal tea-like fragrance resembles a lemon herbal tea, grainy and quite pleasant

taste is slightly lemon-sour, not overpowering at all. In fact, this is coming off as a real weak gose... but it is not labeled as gose. I catch wheat on the aftertaste and that lingers a bit. It's not bad in of itself, but the flat watery mouthfeel just kills the experience for me. Very little bubbly has made it through this "bottle conditioning" and flat + gose "ish" is a particularly odd combination.

For me it comes across more like something wrong happened with the lemonade as opposed to something is unique and enjoyable about this beer.

I hope that this is just a bad bottle and may try again someday as I am generally a fan of this flavor profile.

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2.35/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was falsely advertised as an "intensely sour wild ale" but the beer isn't sour at all! I mean, not one bit of tart was tasted. The pour is nice without foam and the beer is still a smooth one. If you're looking for a sour, skip this brew. But, if you're looking for a day time or summer beer then this one is a go.

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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tastes like the after taste of a war head. Very bitter. Easy drink. Low alc level. No complaints but not blown away either, 4/5 is a fair assessment. Almost tastes like champagne. If I want to continue my night can't go for 9% so it's a very solid option at one mile house

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4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer has heavy wheat flavors with tart qualities of lemon and kumquat. Lots of unsweetened Sprite and Mountain Dew come through. A medium mouthfeel.

A really wonderful berliner weisse.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of TheMarkE
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Murky gold, not much lacing. Smell yeast and wheat. Taste lemon, wheat, bubble gum. Medium body, clean, very tart finish. Tart!

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.45/5  rDev -12.4%

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Reserve Wheat Ale from Telegraph Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.