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RATINGS: 427   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13342) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (13094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2010
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear gold with a quickly disapating white head. Aromas of straw, lemon, horseblanket, light earthines and a hint of leather. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, lemon zest, earthiness, light barnyard and light leather with a crisp dry lingering tart citrus finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12802) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
A lightly hazed sour ale with a thin white head. In aroma, nice fruity tart apples and Epsom salts, Brett, very sour and beautiful. In mouth, a nice tart puckering malt with Epsom salts, ground cherries, horse blanket, lactic acid, very nice. Bottle at 2014 Ottawa Xmas gathering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12716) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
2012 bottle. Thanks BoBoChamp! Hazy golden beer with a small white head. Fruity aroma with notable yeast, and hints of caramel and oak. Fruity flavour with acidic tartness and vinegar notes, and a hint of yeast in the finish. A tad simple in character

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2007
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of white grapes, cheese, lemon, and earthiness. Flavor of subtle citrus tartness, wood, Granny Smith apples, and some herbs with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (12427) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle - Funky stone fruit. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Tons of tart stone fruit, light acidity and a bit of a dry finish. Nice and balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey (12245) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
2012 bottle at Bruce’s 30th, massive thanks to the birthday boy for this. It pours hazy golden-orange with a thin off-white head. The nose is sour lemon, Granny Smith apple, light funk, tart white grape, oak and subtle vinegar. The taste is fresh lemon, Granny Smith apple, sherbet, lip-smacking tartness, sour white grape, prickly citrus, tart apricot, oak and light vinegar with a dry, tart finish. Medium body, spritzy carbonation and moderate acidity. Flavoursome and very well balanced. Ok it’s not as complex as the best lambics, but it makes up for it in drinkability. Delectable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Bottle purchased at Toronado San Diego. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, hay, straw, meal, cereal), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of Brettanomyces, acetic acid, wine, and horse blanket. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, hay, straw, cereal), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of Brettanomyces, acetic acid, wine, wood, cheese, and horse blanket. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12027) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
Bottle. [thanks bobochamp]
Pours clear yellow with no head to speak of. Aroma has light cherries, vinegar, mild lactic, some bourbon oakiness and white wine. Low carbonation, lovely dry and tart mouthfeel. Flavour is tart, oaky, peach, cherries, but with a far too burning vinegar tartness to it. There is a lot of good going on, just not that good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2015
[2/11/15] Bottle sample from some guy at Toronado in San Francisco. 2014 bottle. Hazy yellow. Lovely funky and fruity aroma with a nice manure note. Sourish funky and fruity flavor with some cobwebs and oak. Quite rounded mouthfeel. Great and refreshing but possibly a bit over-hyped – not as complex as some Belgian Lambics.


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