bigabe (194) - California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a treat. One of the better sour ales I have had. Funky, sour nose I usually only associate with fine geuze. The taste is a bomb os acidic funk, sour cherries, and the mouth drying, almost tannic granny smith apple sourness at the end. Almost a perfectly executed sour ale.
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 16, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle at Toronado, 2010 vintage. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Smells wild, with sour cherries and some funk. Tastes of a medium sour tartness, and flavors I can?t begin to describe. Creamy texture. Medium carbonation. Finishes tart. Extremely delicious, though probably not worthy of the steep price ($40 for a 750ml). Glad I went for it though.
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance is a very light color. The aroma has a slight funk to it that is surrounded by that of peach and other fruits. The beer is much more mild than I expected. It is very drinkable. The taste is very similar to the aroma. It goes down smooth with plenty of carbonation on the tongue. Great beer
markwise (4089) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 vintage, courtesy of PaulUnwin. Thanks a million for getting and sharing this bottle, Paul. Cheers! Pours a somewhat hazy yellow-orange with frothy white head. Nose is vinegar, lemon, prickly tartness, tart citrus, some oak, and some mild funk. Flavor is similar with tart citrus and acetic all over. Oak and some bretty funk come in later, finishing with more lemon and tart citrus. Very enjoyable.
Dunt (254) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Recently brought this to a small whale tasting. Bottle was a 2009 vintage. Half fingers worth of white head. Murky peach/golden straw in color. Nose is funky but subdued, lemon, some indiscernible citrus, white grape....really nice. The flavor is lemon rind, peach, funk, and some citrus again. Light mouthfeel, nice sour kick to it but not over the top at all. Lighter carbonation, but still an ample amount. Another winner from Lost Abbey. We drank this side by side with a Duck Duck Gooze and we all agreed that Cable Car was far more balanced.
PaulUnwin (85) - Pinellas Park, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic American sour, opened at a tasting. Poured clear and the aroma was tart. Tasted amazing, sour, tart, fruity just a pleasure to drink!!
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 11, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2008, shared at Woodshop Classix
Appearance: Pours a cloudy gold with no head.
Aroma: Lemons and acetic funk.
Taste: Metallic bitterness, funk, lemon sourness and a smidgen of sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Medium no carb tingly.
Overall: Wow, very luck to have tried this. Will give my third nut for a bottle all to myself. Or maybe 40 bucks at Toronado. Either or.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Poured a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy crisp white head atop. The head faded slowly to a ring around the glass leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - The aroma is an inviting mix of sour and tart white grape and other fruit flavors. There is also some oak and vanilla as well as a nice mix of funkiness. This is one of the best smelling beers I have ever had period.
T - The beer starts off with a great mix of sour and tart white grapeish flavor. It is quite strong but not too overpowering. The oak flavor jumps in right after and starts to mellow things out a bit. By the middle of the beer, everything feels much more balanced with some vanilla and good funkiness coming through. The finish is bit again on the sour and tart with some good funkiness that linger for a while.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer felt very smooth with a great mix of sour and tart throughout.
D - Very drinkable. The sour and tart flavors are outstandingly balanced from start to end here. It was really a pleasure to drink this beer, regardless of the price since I felt it was really that good.
bernatbeer (417) - barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella y tirador 2010
Color amarillento con pequeña espuma,en boca es acida pero elegante,notas de barrica de vino,
muy buena "Sour"
17thfloor (2412) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Sean’s 30th birthday 2010 vintage. This was fantastic and the talk of the party that featured many other super highly rated and rare beers... all on tap mind you... Lives up to reputation, one of the best American sours for sure, very impressed here. Super sour, lovely fruit, well rounded and sharp. A delicious treat.