White Ale
Telegraph Brewing Company

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Style:
Belgian Witbier
Ranked #429
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
82
Ranked #40,085
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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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 86
Reviews by LiquidAmber:
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3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a medium golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates to patches, leaving slight lacing. Aroma of wheat, lemon citrus, coriander; spicy and mildly floral, classic witbier. Flavor follows aroma, wheat, citrus, coriander, a bit of herbal bitterness from the chamomile; a little semi-sweet wheat at the finish, which is a bit abrupt. Light to medium bodied. A mild witbier that covers all the bases for the style, but is somewhat unexciting. Perhaps because of the low ABV, the flavors are muted and the herbal bitterness in the finish does not have as much support as it should. A true to style, but probably not a repeat.

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3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BierJager89
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Batch # 147

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