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RATINGS: 371   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nolankowal (932) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Batch #2. Orange pour with a short white head. Aroma was musty, bready, yeast. Aroma of lemon, bread, yeast, light pepper, and sour fruits. Light body, sour/fruity with a sour/tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3333) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle courtesy of golubj, who is the man. Color of murky, dull gold. Aroma of funk, fruit, must, wheat, wood and citrus. Nice. Flavor was very similar, with a pronounced funky, barnyard element. A tad vinegar and lemon as well. This was very enjoyable for the style. Nice palate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Rating 100. Only took a year and a half. This one is pretty descent. Nice funk character. Would like to have seen more funk though...dont know why but I feel like this one is lacking something...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (36036) - 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]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2008
750, corked and baled. Thanks, SuzyGreenberg! Wow, what a rare gem to reel in. Cloudy medium amber with virtually no head or lace. Tart balsamic and strawberry nose, maybe a little moss in there as well. Creamy medium body. Vinegar tartness on the mid-palate, but, most shockingly of all, there really is not that much else going on on the mid-palate. We all expected a fair bit more flavor than we got out of this beer. Well-made to be sure, but hardly a triumph.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7682) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2009
Bottle at Craig’s bit tasting, Edinburgh, 21-03-09 thanks to Craig for hosting and for getting hold of some great beers. Pours warm gold with a white head. Tart and citric aroma touch musty and some wet wool. Feels nice and bubbly in mouth little champagne like in fact I get asti spumante (attended too many cheap and cheerful weddings where champagne was obviously not an option) Finishes quite dry and fruity. Very likeable. A8 A5 F8 P4 OV15 4.0

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Light orange hue, large white head sustains, fair clarity and lacing. Nose of highly acidic dark fruits, tart sourness, farmhouse. Flavor is lactic sourness and sweet fruits, strong bret funk quickly transitions to oak, spices, vanilla, finishes sweet. Medium-bodied, smooth texture, moderate-high carbonation. Big sour ale that hits fast with sourness and yields slowly to a sweet fruit balance, smooth finish lingers on the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 25, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2009 Bottle at the SDT Room. Made the trip from LA expressly to have this bottle, and was not disappointed. Opens with an aroma of thick yeast, flour flowers, and lemon juice concentrate. Down into flavors of the same, plus very light mandarin orange, really slight unripe cranberry and a smooth finish. Carbonation is very soft, and the finish doesn’t linger. No mustard notes or particular funk.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (15169) - 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 ...

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pimpp (8) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2009 does not count
BA review: Anyone that knows me knows that I’ve been trying extraordinarily hard to get a bottle of this. And anyone that has ever let it known that they’ve had a bottle knows this as well. I’ve offered well over $100 worth of very rare beers, many brewery only release and plenty with less than 1000 bottles made. I’ve been drinking beers with Shane(beachbum1975) for the past 8-10months or so. We both trade way more than we should. We’ve always ’unspokenly’ tried to one up one another. Well that mother fucker one upped me to end all one ups... but that doesn’t mean I won’t stop trying :) This bottle was a belated Christmas gift and presented to Chris(Yetiman420), Steve(FtownThrowDown), and Me(and of course Shane), as a blind tasting for my 500th review. That bastard also just traded for a bottle of the beer I was getting him for a belated Christmas gift. What a D-Bag! I honestly cannot express my thanks and gratitude, Shane. This was my Holy Grail beer and now my Lost Abbey bottle collection is finally complete, and what’s a better way to do it than with a Tomme Arthur signed bottle of Cable Car! :D 750ml corked and caged brown bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Shared with 3 great BAs. A: Pours a very murky under ripened grapefruit peel color. A decent sized head forms and holds for a minute or so before falling to a few bubbles. Some spotty lacing throughout. S: Loads of tart fruits. Lemon, orange, grapefruit, apricot, pineapple, cherries. Some astringent acids from the fruits adds to the tart and sour aromas. Funk is minimal but still lightly present with a touch of wet hay and maybe some light cider vinegar notes. T/M: The tart and sour fruits are spot on to the nose. Lemon, pineapple, orange are more dominant with cherries and apricot or peach playing more in the back. Really a citrus explosion that is odd in that I normally experience this with loads of bitterness, which this obviously doesn’t have. Funkiness is still at a minimum but still retains the wet hay and light cidery notes. I don’t think it’d hurt to have some more funk. Tartness really starts to build toward puckering as it quickly warms. Some rustic woody and leathery notes form the barrels. Nice light to medium light body with perfect carbonation. Great dry finish that isn’t too tart or abrasive. D: Extraordinarily drinkable. I could drink this all day every day. The tartness and sourness doesn’t linger too strong or long. Very good. Yet again, many thanks to you, Shane. You really made my day and you better watch your back when it’s your turn to be given a milestone beer! And a million thanks to the one that traded this to Shane ;)


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