Reserve Wheat Ale - Telegraph Brewing Company
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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
District of Columbia
3.93/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle thanks to starrdogg, thanks Matt.
First off, the bottle says this is wild ale, and to me, that is definitely true over calling it a Berliner Weiss, it has a lot of yeast notes of Brett and lacto that are not too sour but are there all the same.
The beer pours a color and look of a Berliner, with a straw hazy look no head after it dies and little lacing. The smell is quite tart, and has a heavy Brett character with a nice rustic farmhouse malt. The taste follows, though the tartness is cut down and has more of a citrus feel than a sour feel. Overall nice feel too, not super carbonated, probably should have more than it does.
Overall a nice beer, great for summer.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2012 00:21:12 | More by Dreadnaught33
Reserve Wheat Ale from Telegraph Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.