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Obscura Vulpine | Telegraph Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Telegraph Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Halcyondays on 09-07-2011

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 26
Photo of craftaholic
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is really crisp! Very sharply carbonated which causes the flavors to blend together. Has fruit notes of cherries and cranberries without being a fruity lambic. The wine barreling holds everything together and adds a subtle wood note

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Photo of RockAZ
4.74/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

New batch, it was brewed again. I don't usually review/rate sours because I feel I lack the palate but here it goes since this is one of the best I have had. Cherry nose and flavor, really like the subtle woodiness coming through. Sharp sour carbonation, tart not vinegar. No fruit used, but the wine barrel 18 month aging really shines through. A very refreshing and enjoyable sour beer, imho. I like it a lot. Highly recommend.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

New 2016 vintage 375ml cork and cage bottle served at cellar temps in a teku

Appearance: ruby red and hints of brown with plenty of carbonation, nice off white head.

Nose: sour cherries, vinous, strait lacto sourness, not terribly complex, other dark fruits like currants and cranberries

Taste: follows the nose very well. Not too sour but it is the one note Lacto sourness and no Pedio body that I can find. The fruity notes are very nice and the barrel does add a bit of complexity.

Overall: nice beer to enjoy on a hot day or while studying for a certification exam (hint hint). I would recommend this to a friend who likes lacto sours and doesn't want to get blown away by sour.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Barbara's At The Brewery in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a slightly murky reddish-brown with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks and patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some malt and vinegar aromas. Taste is much the same with a really acidic finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is really tasty and drinkable.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.76/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

A: The beer pours a light amber color with a finger of white head.

S: There is a light vinegar note up front which is quickly followed by butter and pancake syrup. There's a little bit of a funky grass note and a touch of popcorn.

T: Quite a bit of popcorn flavor to it, and just as much grass and straw. A bit of lemon peel and vinegar give it the tartness. Still, that misplaced syrup, butter, and pancake flavor.

M: Light in body with medium carbonation.

O: So far, these Telegraph sours have been lackluster and this was no exception.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Beachwood I, no one can find any information on this so I'll review it the best I can,

A: Pours a clear amber with a light white head which leaves good lace.

S: Vanilla and cherries, quite oaky and wine like at times.

T: Oak heavy flavour. Vannilin with some orange candy and a hint of cherry and cranberry.

M: Light-bodied, definitely on the thin side. Good acidity, but it doesn't save the watery feel of this beer.

O: An OK sour, there are parts I liked, but compared to Telegraph's other sour beers I found it lacking.

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Obscura Vulpine from Telegraph Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 26 ratings.
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