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RATINGS: 351   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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle shared by brew3crew. Poured a hazy golden color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky tingly texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer for style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (2144) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle at the Toronado. 2010 vintage. Clear, golden liquid with big fluffy white head. Aroma of sour apples, barnyard, lemons, lacto, fruity brett and some light oak. Delicious and balanced. Taste is dry (or very light sweet) with medium sourness and notes of apples and lemons. Also very balanced. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Nice to have tasted but I’ve had many belgian sours that’ve been better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
b3shine (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2012
750 ml to snifter (BIG THANKS to brew3crew for bringing this to the tasting!). Looks great; yellowish-orange and hazy with ample carbonation and white lacing. Smells excellent; citrus, sour, and some oak. Tastes great too; much like it smells with a great mouthfeel. World class!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CitizenMeow (18) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2012
Vintage 2010 @ toronado SD. Yellow/golden in color, big white frothy head. Tart smell, very pleasant. Picking up some wine notes. Taste is amazing, increadible balance between the sourness & the sweetness. Leaves with oak flavors, marries well with the rest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (2659) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2012
2007 bottle shared by Puddintane at Muckfest III...thanks Dave! - Pours hazy amber with a ring of white head. Lemon rind on the nose, tart and pretty puckering, with a creamy, yogurt malt base. It’s very mellow, with hints of wood, but overall it’s pretty simple, which is fine by me. Really smooth taste, citrus and pale malt, creamy yogurt, and a nice tart citrus rind finish. Super smooth in the mouth, with velvet carbonation. Glad I got to try this rare treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevencon (418) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Drowland’s 4000th! thanks: light hazy orange no head some floating yeast. tart funk aroma with fruity apricots, taste of fruit apricots, leather, grass with strong roasted lemon, juicy. this beer is complex but very subtle. I let it sit to warm up in the snifter, more aromatic, perfumey, with tart sour taste. This beer was great but not as good as i hoped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (5345) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - at drowland’s 7/7/12 going away tasting party - brought by drowland from a trade he had with b3shine. Medium copper pour, absolutely no head. Intense sour aroma, hard to describe tartness to it with some hints of vinegar. Nice intense sourness to it akin to intense sour candy like Warheads. Pick up some fresh apricots, burnt leather, some ripening vegetables in the back end. Intense tart mouthfeel. I’m not exactly a sourhead - but I enjoyed this one. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Rating 4000! Thanks to b3shine for this 2007 gem! I shared it at my going away from Tallahassee tasting. Vinegar in the aroma with some vanilla, oak, acid, and leather. Nicely tart flavor but not too tart with oak, vanilla, hay, and some more. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbrazell (1574) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Batch #1. Cheers Danny! Murky orange pour with a small white head. Nice fruity tart aroma, slightly acidic, acetic acid. Wonderful balance of fruitiness, dry grapefruit and tart acidity. Finishes dry and touches of bitter pith and the finish. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Sampled this at a sour tasting that Tomme Arthur showed up at out of the blue at. This one poured a mostly clear, yellow color with plenty of carbonation - the most carbonated beer (aside from the gushing Veritas 006) that we had all day. Almost cola-like carbonation on the side of the glasses at the start. Aroma was very subtle and subdued. Flavor is slightly sour notes with a nice amount of puckering in there.

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