Cerveza De Fiesta | Telegraph Brewing Company

Cerveza De FiestaCerveza De Fiesta
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Cerveza De FiestaCerveza De Fiesta

Brewed by:
Telegraph Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Nothing is more local than Santa Barbara's Fiesta. And nothing pairs better with Fiesta than a great local beer! Telegraph is proud to brew our Cerveza de Fiesta right here in downtown Santa Barbara, for locals and visitors alike. This classic Czech Pilsner-style lager is crisp, refreshing, and muy delicioso. It is just the beer to pair with great food, old and new friends, and good times. Viva la Fiesta!

Added by Zorro on 08-08-2010

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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of brentk56
2.56/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Batch 104

Appearance: The cork cannot wait to disengage from the bottle and, while it wasn't a gusher, the pour created a huge meringue of a head that sits on top of the clear golden liquid; very stiff and retains well but just doesn't look right

Smell: Slightly grainy and slightly lemony, but really not much to sniff out

Taste: There is a base of surprisingly sweet malt but it quickly gets overshadowed by a grassy, minty but ultimately acetone-fueled off flavor; the sweetness lingers underneath in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied but massively over-carbonated

Overall: Clearly some massive problems with this beer

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Photo of raulazzer
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of GRG1313
2.93/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Batch 55 picked up day before this review at Wades while out at a rare trip to Westlake Village.

Cork popped like a bottle of shaken Champagne. Spewed and gushed a huge plume of white froth that went at least a foot in the air and lost 3/4 of the bottle! Poured what appeared to be liquid and got a giant glass of pure white, thick, pillowy and long lasting eqq white peaked foam. (Once it settled down to a mere inch, or so, it was rather good looking).

Pours a hazy yellow/orange; head is as above.

Nose is full of esters with fruit tones of pear and white peaches that fades as the head fades.

Mouthfeel is thin and, believe it or not, lacking in carbonation! Perhaps it all went in the gusher.

Flavors are simple green herbs, celery, salt, white pepper. Sounds better than it tastes.

Finish is a mildly bitter light pine. Finish may be best part as the bitter is pleasant and long lasting.

I have no reason to try this one again.

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Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of womencantsail
3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Bruery Provisions

A: The pour is a very pale straw color with just a thin layer of white foam.

S: The aroma on this is very, very heavy on the sweetness, seems like corn. There is some grass and maybe even green chile peppers (or some sort of green vegetable). Light malt and bread with just a hint of yeast.

T: Lightly sweet malts with lots of green, vegetal notes start this one off. There is quite a bit of grass and straw with just a mild yeast note. There is also a hint of banana on the background.

M: The body is light with a medium level of carbonation.

O: I should have known better, but my curiosity got the best of me. Not recommended.

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of moonknight31
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

On tap at the Playground in Santa Ana, CA.

Kind of like Raul's ex, this one was a "dirty clean." Clean grain taste up front, yet it was met with a bit of a metallic backbone like RoboCop doing a jump and jack. Pretty typical as far as "see-through," light beers goes.

So, yeah. Like Raul's Ex should have been, this one is pretty much a one and done.

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Photo of TeamUgly
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of TheMarkE
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of neurobot01
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of largadeer
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zorro
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle conditioned Pilsener, Batch #55. Brewed for Santa Barbara's annual Fiesta. The bottle says it is a Pilsener.

A pale golden colored ale with a good white colored head.

Smell is light lemon and biscuit malt. Smells a little grassy with a little herbal scent, something like lemon grass.

Starts out pretty dry and herbal, by taste I would classify this one as a Saison. Distinctly floral flavor with a little hop bite in the aftertaste. I have considered placing this beer in the Saison category but the maker says Pilsener.

Mouthfeel is light.

A nice beer so long as you are not expecting a strong hop bite. Drink this like you would Hennepin and you will be quite happy.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear pale yellow with a HUGE 3 inch head that breaks down into chunky crags. Sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell is of lemon, faint malt, and herbal notes. Taste is of lemon zest, bready malt, and perhaps a grassy essence. There is a light bitterness that lingers on the tongue after each sip. Carbonation is pretty good. Very light tasting and easy to drink, especially for its ABV. This bottle is somewhat old but it still tastes fresh. Pretty good beer.

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Photo of metter98
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of bready and grainy malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of bready and grainy malts along with hints of grassy hops, the latter of which contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a solid malt body and as a result also has a rather fulfilling mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden in the tall glass with attractive bright white foam. Seems to be a tasty sort of Pilsener in the lighter style. Herbaceous and resiny flavors with just a hint of malt. A fair amount of bitterness but low for the category. Lemon-lime taste with a hint of wood. Long aftertaste of the floral hops and a tanginess.

Surprisingly good, if not unusual or interesting. Fortunately it doesn't remind me of Mexican beers. 750 ml bottle from Best Damn Beer Shop.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a pale, slightly cloudy, straw yellow German style pilsner with a medium white foamy head that leaves some nice lacing. The smell is biscuity and maybe a subtle fruitiness as well. Pilsners are not one of my favorite beers in general, but as far as they go I think the German style is the best. The taste is of biscuit maltiness and some bitterness from a decent hop profile as well, but not too much. It has a very fresh, clean, refreshing finish. I’ve tasted some pilsners from Germany that I definitely liked better than this, but this holds up pretty well. Nothing ground breaking here, but it’s a nice crisp example of its style.

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Photo of orange85
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ocelot2500
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, pale yellow color with a frothy white head that leaves a nice sheet of lacing.

Smells of pale malt and a little grassy hops.

Tastes of the soft malts with some hops to balance everything out. Malts lead off with a bit of bread and grainy sweetness. Hops come in and add a bit of lemon, grass, and floral notes. It is nicely balanced.

Mouth feel is light with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nice pilsner that gets knocked down a bit because of price, $8.40 for a 750.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-yellow with a finger big finger of frothy white head. Fades very slowly.

S - Sweet pilsner and grainy malts, lemon zest, citrus and noble hops, lager yeast.

T - Pilsner and other grainy malts, lightly tart lemon zest, citrus and noble hops, some bitterness, lager yeast.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and lightly bitter finish.

D - Nice pilsner. A bit of a gusher.

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Photo of gandres
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle 750 mL to wine glass
Sight: Golden light amber, hazy liquid, medium foam
Smell not a lot of aroma, but no bad smell too
Taste: Medium Bitterness
Mouthfeel: nice follow through, long finish, tart, bitter after taste
Overall: very good beer
drank: Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:25 PM

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