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RATINGS: 354   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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tectactoe (1895) - Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle: 2013. Murky; almost fully opaque with a vibrant, golden-orange color. Creamy, foamy, eggshell head wafts softly atop the radiant brew. Beautiful aroma of sour lemon, yogurt, lactic & lightly acetic acid, sweet-tart candy, tart citrus, white grape, slightly vinous oak, & some back-end helpings of moderate funk; musty hay, damp cheesecloth, & some sweaty barnyard notes. The flavor is brilliantly acidic & tart, but not so over the top that it becomes a burden to drink. Vinous white wine grape skins, rich woody oak, lemon & bursting citrus flesh, sour lacto with a mild yogurty tone, & a modest funky character sifting throughout. Lingering notes of wet cork, cellar floor, lightly lactic lemon, white grape, & dry wood. Sharp & crisp mouth feel. This beer is fantastic; the hype is pretty much warranted for this. Wonderfully complex & pleasantly sour without inducing any ulcers or GERD which goes miles for drinkability.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leveejr (104) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottles poured at toronado anniversary. Shared a 08,12, and 13. 12 was my favorite. Poured a nice gold color with small fizzy white head. Smell is slight lemony and sour. Taste is incredibly clean and tart. Delicious and easy to drink. Best unfruited sour I've had ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vtafro (3437) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at goulét brewery bus tour. Whale. Hazy golden pour with no head. Fruit puckering sour flavors, nice flavors. Great aromas, tart and funky.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RussianDragon (475) - - JUN 27, 2014
750 ml bottle is 2007 vintage shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad! Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small ring of bubbles clinging to the glass. Aroma is lemon citrus, barnyard funk, and light oak notes. Flavor is very complex: grapefruit and lemon citrusy sourness, puckering, balanced and quenching. Alcohol is well masked, thin to medium bodied, delicious. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord tasting)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1319) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Kind of a clear yellow. Aroma is brettish. Taste is Brett and sour. Still a solid beer but tastes more rare than amazing.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Wild wild lemons and more lemons..very pleasing lemons and some grassy horse goat...sounds wierd but perfect balance with all these ingenious flavors. The lemons I love in the wild style ales...perfect for summer. Solid A

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jcartamdg (1989) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Pours a deep golden orange with no head. Aroma of peaches, nectarines, oak and funk. Taste is sour, fruity, peaches and nectarines, funk and oak. So tasty so complex.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2114) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Aroma: Lemons, Hay, Grassy, Mild Lactic Acid Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing Taste: Lemon Rind, Hay, Mild Apricots, Mild Lactic Acid Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Tart

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (534) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2014
2008 Bottle at Toronado Pub, San Diego. Appearance is light golden peach. Aroma is mild sour with no real funk. Taste is low carbonation - close to perfection with the profile: very smooth, good level of acid, mild oaky quality. This IS NOT a fruit sour, just mild woodiness and sour. FInish is very tangy. Overall, a great sour - very well balanced and straight up Maybe nothing on the lambics, but very well done. Gets better as you attune to the lack of fruit and funk.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2985) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2014
750 ml bottle
I was not expecting to get to try this despite visiting Toronado as it can be hard to get. When the wait staff asked me as I was closing the tab if I wanted a bottle it took exactly three seconds to say ’Yes’. I am glad too - this is a world class sour that put even the Almanac Bourbon Barrel Peche to shame.

Aroma / Appearance - A golden body shimmers with life and light peachy edges. Lemons, oak, and a lingering tartness give this an edge a bit stronger than the average sour but without being vinegary. it almost could be mistaken for a gueuze.

Flavor / Palate - Oak and lemon lightly play across the tongue. The tartness grows until crashing into sour waves on the back of the throat. Almost like a dry champagne it sparkles the entire time. This is one of those beers that everyone should get a chance to try and proves that Lost Abbey is still on top of their game.


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