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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


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
On tap at the Toronado. Aroma was clean Brett, freshly-squeezed Meyer lemon juice, Rainier cherries, and a slight funk. Flavor was very much the same with maybe the cleanest palate on a beer I've ever had. So crisp, so refreshing... I could drink a ton of this superb beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
im gonna do to reviews in one here for my #100 we had the 2013 vintage on tap @toronado SF i will rate them soon which is top notch by the way. any ways it poured a glowing bright slight hazy yellow nose was grannt smith apples very tart nose and a mouth watering taste so crisp not over the top pucker but still a amazing sour brew. next we got to share a bottle of 2007 which was unreal really hadn’t lost and edge still well carbonated and nice fruit nose poured a little hazy off orange brownish taste was still tart and some nice green apple notes still held up

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonusWagner (1365) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2013
The most recent batch is absolutely amazing, really tart but nice stone fruit characters and a good lightly funky character, just awesome.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (6126) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 Sampled from a bottle at Where the Wild Beers Are - October 5, 2013. Special thanks to weinando for the 411 on the sorta-concealed pouring of this beer. Yellow/orange pour with a white head. Lemony and fruity. Slightly sour, but not overly so. Light and crisp. Great beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Review # 800 750 ml bottle served in a Lost Abbey Teku glass. 2012 vintage generously shared by kevanb, thanks Kevan! A: Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head forming on the pour. A thin white head forms on the pour and recedes to a thick wispy ring. S: Lactic and lemony. Minimal funky notes. Some straw with some lemon grass. Tart and slightly acidic. White grape notes and stone fruit flesh. T: The taste pairs pretty with the nose, although the sourness gets amped up a bit. Nice little pucker with some great fruitiness. Lemon grass with a minimal tartness. Lactic sweetness. Sweet oak notes with a nice light fruity flesh presence. Vibrant stone fruit notes. M: Light bodied with a great, lively carbonation. A little jowl pucker with the sourness. Dry finish. O: Delicate, but vibrant. Delicious American Wild. The fruity notes that came out were great despite no fruit being added. Thanks again to Kevan for sharing. Serving type: bottle 07-14-2013

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godofthecellar (667) - NYC, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle poured for my 32nd birthday. .. great bottle to drink to the entire thing!? Smell was tart stone fruit and brett. Flavor of peach, apricot and lemon. Very tart but not overpoweringly sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (925) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle. The pour is a nice bright orange. The aroma is a muted sour. The taste is not overly sour, but nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilliGose (3248) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
2009 bottle graciously shared by cpferris. thanks chad! Super clean and refreshing soft yogurt and touch of lemon. Dusty cobweb funk. Some leather. Acidity in check. Refreshing tasty beer. Easy drinking. Fun.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dougal217 (1) - Decatur, USA - AUG 4, 2013 does not count
I really need to get back to San Francisco. I miss my Cable Car! No, not the tourist-infested conveyances, but this beer, the 2nd Best Sour I’ve ever had (1st best goes to Cascade’s Agent L’Orange). Sometimes I question whether my love for this ale is at least partly based on its rarity and cache, but time and again, whenever I return to Toronado’s and they have this on hand, I experience all over again why this holds such a special place in my heart

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (1041) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle shared by spdyfire83 at Chez Moeder Lambic. Thank you very much my friend! You are too generous! Pours hazy light orange with a nice fine head. Very subtle aromas of vanilla, some elderflower and a slight funky touch. Silky mouthfeel with a balanced acidic sting. Taste is lime and lemon, elderberries and white grapes. Very nice beer!


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