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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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You’ve made it to 547 Haight Street. This destination is more San Francisco than Rice A Roni, Chinatown, and Lombard Street combined. Welcome to Broadway for brewers everywhere. Everyone who is anyone has poured their kegs here. For the last 20 years, this place has launched careers, confirmed legacies, and since 1987 the only name you need to know is David Keene. Take a seat. Tip Strong. Nod appreciatively and don’t ask stupid questions. Welcome to Big Daddy’s House known to most simply as "The T-Room." Here the bartenders are fluent in English, German, Flemish, French, Waloon and Czech. But they’re most known for their American Lip Service. Watch it. The lady with the jet black hair behind the bar eats idiots for lunch. At 547 Haight Street, you won’t find any Cable Cars except for this one. But if you’re standing outside the Dutch Doors of the World Famous Toranado, you surely found the most interesting place in all San Francisco. Its’ about RESPECT. Dave you continue to have ours. Here’s to 20 more years of punishing livers everywhere. Cheers Gina, Jim, Tomme, Vince and the Brewers of Port Brewing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (37073) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2009
Bottle 75cl.
[ Courtesy of KimJohansen ].Unclear medium orange color with a average to large, creamy to frothy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy citrus sour, fruity, apricot, peach. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy acidic with a average to long duration. Not at sour and tart as i expected it to be, a nice sour but some of the belgium stuff i much more complex. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20081122]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (33246) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a lacing white head. Aroma is smooth orange fruity with a hidden brett dryness. Smooth fruity with a light acidic to citric base flavour. Smooth finish with a light dryness and persisting fruity. A bit multidirectional compared to the first batch. The 2nd batch seems not fully developed and has quite a residual sweetness. The 1st batch was bone dry and tart - lovely really. (thanks to alohaC for this treat)
1st version: 8-4-9-4-17=4.2
2nd version: 8-4-7-4-15=3.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2008
To celebrate my rating number 11,000 I enter this much sought after top-50 beer, which I have been so lucky to sample at two occasions and in two version.

GABF 2007 - first release. A murky golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet with strong acidic notes of brettanomyces as well as notes of wood and citrus. The flavor is acidic with notes of wood and brettanomyces, leading to a dry tart woody finish.[8/2/8/4/17=3.9]

RBSG at Lost Abbey [8/3/8/3/17=3.9] I didn’t find the second edition as tart as I remembered the first, but it doesn’t show in the rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2008
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours a very hazy and opaque golden with a creamy head that leaves a curtain of lacework. Fresh, sharp Brett aroma. Medium body with very dry vinegary notes and a dry, lightly bitter and sourish finish. A very decent beer, but not really on par with the very best Belgian sours - and yeah, I know this technically isnt a sour. 221108

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (20345) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2010
Bottled, 2007 vintage, thanks Marsiblursi! Hazy golden, small head. Sweaty nose with brett and barnyard. Honey sweetness dried by vinegar and brett. Medium bodied with rounded spritzy mouthfeel. Lemony finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16572) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013 31st August 2009
Tasting at Mes and Sims flat. Dirty looking orange beer. Typical lambic nose. Dry palate. Sour but mellow citrus. A little wood. Dry and slightly spicy finish. Drinkable but ultimately another overrated lambic.2.8

9th February 2013
Bruce’s Birthday Bash at the Craft Clerkenwell. Tart whit e wine, a little sherry and lemon acid. Seltzer minerals bitterness. Light dry finish. Enjoyed it more this time around but never going to love this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (15659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2009 Bottle at home with Fin ... Thanks to AgentSteve for this one ... amber ... very subdues but again typical sour nose ... again tart ... but not so obviously citrus ... more vinegar ... no real depth to me ... quite drying ....with a little lemon juice in it end... ANotherGLad to have tried but no thanks to any more ...2.7 Tk2 Remains of the Bottle the next day ... slightly hazy amber (bit of sediment from pour ... slightly sweet tart lemon nose ... light citrus more sour orange than lemon and definitly some vinegar with a little bite at back of throat ... dry linger ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (14355) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle at MesandSim’s tasting Aug 09. Thanks to MadMitch for this, cheers Ken, this was on my must have list. Unattractive thick gold cloudy beer. Lacks a bit of farmyard funk on the aroma which I want from my sour ales. Some funk and lemon, but more muted than Belgian lambics. Very sour finish. Smooth lemon. Very drinkable, good funky lemon and good flavour in the mouth. I suppose a bit unfair to compare an American sour with Belgian lambics, but this doesn’t stand up against lambics. That funk just isn’t there. We had a Girardin black label gueuze earlier in the day and then a J&J Blauw afterwards and the aroma of those 2 just blows virtually all American sours away. Russian River beers are just about the only ones that even get close.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14209) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle @ 14.000th Tasting. Thanks to Hallinghansen (Tha Man) for sharing. Pours cloudy deep golden with a white head. Fruit, funk, peach, manuer and mild almond. Nose is a tad better - really deep and complex. Georgeous stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14209) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2010
750 ml bottle at DC Epic Sour Tasting 2010, courtesy of Spencer, thank you sir! Clear golden, scant head and lacing. Aroma of lemon and vacuum cleaner bag (but in a good way). Taste is acidic grapefruit and lemon. Decent. Tastier with the yeast added.

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