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Obscura Amber - Telegraph Brewing Company

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Obscura Amber
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Telegraph Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: flannelman808 on 04-14-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-27-2013 02:17:11 | More by t0rin0
Photo of Halcyondays


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a pretty clear amber with a frothy medium white head, nice look, good head retention, solid lace.

S: Hop dominated, doesn't smell like a sour. Grass and some spicy floral notes.

T: Possibly the hoppiest 'sour' beer I've had this side of Iris. Nice amber malt, candied orange and lemon, light acidity, but still a hop forward beer at its core.

M: Light-bodied, thin at points. Pretty smooth overall.

O: I liked this a bit better than the Volpine I had prior. A nice hybrid of a hoppy amber and a wild.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2011 02:15:27 | More by Halcyondays
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2.93/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

On-tap at Bruery Provisions

A: The beer pours a dark amber color with a small white head on top.

S: There is some tartness to the nose and quite a lot of oak. But there's just an awful aroma of sawdust and low quality soy/veggie hot dogs that is extremely off-putting. Light notes of white pepper and red wine.

T: Luckily the flavor is better. It's not terribly sour, just a hint of tartness with a lot of red wine and tannic oak flavors. Some candied citrus peel is present and probably the best thing about this beer.

M: Medium in both body and carbonation.

O: I just couldn't get past the awful nose on this beer. Too bad because I like most of Telegraph's other beers.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2011 23:31:35 | More by womencantsail
Photo of FosterJM


3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

440th review on BA

App- A good looking medium amber color. This had bubbles to it in the glass not a head.

Smell- This was right in the middle of the road with smells of some light sour mixed with a little light funk. A tad light on the nose.

Taste- Taste does follow the nose but just makes a 4 by kicking up flavors a bit to be a bit more upfront but still a mild sour. A bit of a slight acid on the taste as well.

Mouth- Medium bodied with a medium carbonation, left a slight aciditic feel. Much like the taste.

Drink- Good little beer. I have really liked what Telegraph has done with the beers I have tried.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2011 02:02:57 | More by FosterJM
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4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light amber hue topped with a white head which had a very nice retention. Lots of lacing on the glass all the way down. Looks good.

S: Funky lemon stuff

T: Quite good, It reminds me of the "Gypsy" beer they produced recently ... I'm guessing they used some of the same bugs in this one. There is a nice balance between sour, funk, and spice. This is a successful and highly drinkable sour. Well done boys. Now make more and bottle it.

M: carbonic tang

O: Good stuff, and I would like to see more of.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2011 02:56:44 | More by flannelman808
Obscura Amber from Telegraph Brewing Company
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