White Ale | Telegraph Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Telegraph Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by vurt on 05-25-2008

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Reviews:
26
Ratings:
81
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
17.96%
 
 
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3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Lucky Baldwin's on the first night of their Telegraph "festival" (6 Telegraph beers on tap). Served in the festival glassware-- a Telegraph-branded 16 oz. tumbler. (It's not like I need another beer glass; it's more like I can't turn down a good looking beer glass...)

Appearance:
A hazy, pale-yellow colored beer with an apricot-orange tinge, topped by a fluffy white head which dissipates into a thin skin and a persistent collar.

Smell:
A good combination of fruit, spice, and grain. Peppery hops with notes of nectarines and Bartlett pears. There's also some toffee and an earthy funk similar to the potato-skin character in the nose of Telegraph's California Ale.

Taste:
Grainy and nutty (sunflower seeds?) at first, followed by zesty banana and citrus. Finishes with light cloves, Wheat Thins, and orange peel. Very quenching and more-ish.

Mouthfeel:
Light-bodied and refreshing. Significant carbonation clears the palate at each swallow, yet the spicy/grainy character lingers and urges the next sip.

Drinkability:
Low in alcohol, light in body, but long on flavor. A tasty witbier which just might become my go-to summer beer when the months turn hot.

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White Ale from Telegraph Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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