White Ale
Telegraph Brewing Company

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Style:
Belgian Witbier
Ranked #434
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
82
Ranked #40,583
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 10%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
86
From:
Telegraph Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Summer
Wants
  1
Gots
  9
SCORE
82
Good
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Bottle says Batch No. 50, but I can't find any date info on their website.

Got a really big pop of the cork on this one. Decent appearance, what I expect for this style. Smells of belgian yeast and lemon citrus, a hint of the sourness to come as well. Flavor is immediately tart and lemony. Tilts towards a sour although not really complex. Crisp feel and finish.

Good carbonation, delivers the "zesty mouthfeel" they promise on the bottle. Decent and drinkable, but doesn't blow me away.

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A: Pale clean but opaque golden with a large foamy white head.

S: Orange peel, grapefruit, citrus peel, and tripelesque spices (cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg) in the nose.

T: Lemon, orange, some tropical fruit even. Citrus peel and tripelesque spices.

M: Medium bodied and highly carbonated. Very easy to drink.

O: Definitely recommended. A very typical, but easy drinking and tasty white ale/witbier/whatever.

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Appearance - Pours a pale straw with two fingers of bubbly white head.

Smell - wheat, orange peel, coriander, apples, belgian yeast (banana, clove), spicy hops, bready malts.

Taste - Starts off with the wheat, orange peel, and coriander then goes into the apple. The belgian yeast is lost and the hops are barely noticeable.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes dry with a lingering sweetness from the apple and the malts.

Overall - A so-so wit. Some modifications need to be made to makes this a standout.

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White Ale from Telegraph Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 86 ratings