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 bulletrain76:
Photo of bulletrain76
4.4/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Picked up a growler of this from the brewery. Pours a hazy beige with a thin white head. Slight wheaty smell, with tart citrus, orange, and some peppery spice. Nice floral touch as well. The flavor is really tart with a spicy finish. A hint of orange sweetness, but finishes rather dry, with peppery spice lingering. Clean and light mouthfeel with ample spritzy carbonation. Very tart for a wit, almost goes into mild sour territory, which works really well with the spice. The light body, effervescence, and citrus tang all make this extremely drinkable. The growler was gone before i knew it, but at a modest strength, it doesn't knock you over the head. Definitely the tastiest of the style that I've had to date. A little different and unique compared to the mass of mediocre Hoegaarden clones being pumper out these days, but an intriguing and incredibly tasty example.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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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Photo of leaddog
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