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Lost Abbey Cable Car

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RATINGS: 375   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Tasted at Cleveland tasting on 8-23-08. Thanks!! Batch 2 was poured with a golden color and thin white head. Has a slight funk aroma, some citrus, and some spice. Has a medium body. Taste is tart, some fruits, and has a sweet sour finish on the back end. Overall I was expecting more from this beer. Considering the hype around it I found it did not live up to the hype. Its a solid brew, just not worth the ratings it gets here. And I wasn’t the only one with those sentiments.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Sampled @ Lost Abbey, RBSG. Moderately dark straw/golden color, thin white head. Lightly sour citric acid aroma, moderate funk, grapeskins. Dark fruit presence, but less so than the Sinners 08, gets more acetic on the back end. Has a nice vinous character to it, very well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2008
I tried the batch 01 at the rbsg as well as the 2nd batch.....mild funk...very balanced....sad to say I was not as impressed with this beer as everyone else was....but still a balanced complex sour

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2008 Batch 1 at Toranado RBSG 2008. Thanks to who ever purchased that bottle and passed me a glass, very kind. Pours gold with a light cloudy haze and a small white head. Very lively spice to it, dry and crisp with tropical fruits, pineapple and apricot seem to stand out. Very nice funkiness to it leading to a sour and tart finish. Batch 2 at RBSG at the brewery. Pours gold, medium haziness, with a small white head. soru and acidic, tart apple shows through. Citrus and some funkiness going on in the finish. A bit flat since it was just bottled, but this will turn out beautifully.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Sampled during the RBSG 2008 Lost Abbey Tasting. This sour ale pours a hazy yellow gold color from the bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, tart, bretty, funky and sweet. Medium bodied sour ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are spicy and citrusy. This beer is a nice blend between tart, sweet, funk and citrus. The brett still needs some time to mature in this version, but it is nice now. Touch of wood in the finish. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and citrusy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle at RBSG at Brewery, second batch Pours a slightly hazy golden with a white head. Nice perfumy, flowery aroma. This is how I like my sours, nicely balanced between the sourness, sweetness, and citrus. Not overly spicy and easy to drink.

I had a small sample of the first batch at San Diego Toronado, and I found that to be a tad sweeter- which I liked better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29950) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Draft at Toronado 21st Anniv. Pale yellow, kinda cloudy, with some white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is lemony tartness, mild brett. Flavor is tart and citrusy, not much funk, but a little bit. Some sweet pale malt also, active mouthfeel and dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (32968) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2010 ~RBSG ’08~

Big tasting at Lost Abbey. Pours a light golden caramel pour, with small head and virtually no lacing. Very sour nose, apple pie, oats and hay. Delightful. Dry, sour flavors. Huge toasted malt finish. Hops are subdued but balance it out well. Just very tasty. Very smooth and dry, crisp. Hope to see this again.

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