Telegraph Brewing Company
from United States (California)
331st highest rated brewery (of 635)
Highest RatedReserve Wheat Ale (68 / 100) Average score68 / 100 (Solid)
Lowest RatedReserve Wheat Ale (68 / 100) Number Tried1
Reserve Wheat Ale
Reviewed by Jez on 16.05.11 on tap
Overall:
68 / 100
(Solid)
On-tap at Toronado in San Francisco.

Pours a cloudy, but very light lemon yellow colour. Head is minimal, but fine and filmy where it appears. Minimal lace as well. Looks very light in the body, and looks still when tilted.

Clean, and oddly hoppy nose, with a slight wheaty acidity. Some acidity, a pleasant roundness and a bit of assy funk. Mostly, the characters derive from the wheat, with a very slight sweet citrus overtone. Very nice.

Taste is lemony, with citrus dominant and a very light bodied wheat backbone. Funky finish, like orange citrus candy, and an echo of celery: fresh and bright. Feel is very thin, which works, but it's still very thin.

It's a nice beer. Easy to drink, but with plenty of interest. The wild elements give it its edge.

appearance: 3.5 | aroma: 4.0 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | drinkability: 4.0