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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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Hazy golden orange color poured at Obriens rare botltle tasting. Lovely aromas of peach, lemon, and tangerines. Smooth on your tongue. Tart sourness with a complexity of flavor. Fantastic brew.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2008
22oz bottle for the SATRG. Thanks alot Mark for sending this. Tons of apple and lemon citrus in this nose and the appearance is lighter than I expected. This is no Oud Bruin. Hazy light amber with a small foamy ring. As I mentioned the nose is apple and citrus but also some bananna and clove with some funky cheese and oak. Very complex nose. Flavor is really great, almost as good as the Deviation. Apple, peach, black pepper, vanilla and caramel. Very complex. One of my favorite beers, this was a real treat. It was my friends favorite of the tasting as well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Mostly tart and sour fruit flavors and aroma with some yeast flavor. Intense flavor and aroma. Lasting heavily sour finish. Very light bodied without being at all watery. Highly carbonated. Drinkable in small quantities.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
railcat1 (689) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2008
This is my second favorite style next to IPS and when i had a chance to get this I jumped at it.This beer poured a orange to yellowish color with a thin white head and had a rather tart to sweet taste but not overly sour (AWESOME) it lived up to its hype to bad it had a limited release because i would love to get more.CHEERS!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godofthecellar (677) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Bottle at San Diego Toronado. Absolutely delicious. Pours a hazy gold with a thick foamy head. So many flavors: citrus, oak, sweetness, sour, peach.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2010
Bottle from 2007. Thanx Kevin. The pour is sparkling hazy yellow with a neat white head. The nose is fruity with a lot of citric notes blended in. Soo fresh. On top of that there are som notes as off wet hay and a lactic touch. The taste is freshly grape-fruite-like. Its sparkling and have a pretty high carbonation and a medium to light mouthfeel. The finish ahs a kind of mild afteburner with alcohol. This sweet thing is very easy to drink and are soooo balanced between bitterness and sweetness. This one is absolutely fantastic.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2009
GABF 2007 and RBSG 2008. This was one of the highlights of GABF for me; my friends and I camped out at the Lost Abbey station on multiple days just taking refills of Cable Car. We got it down to a science where we’d be first in line when the new bottles were cracked, getting the clearest pours before the sediment became disturbed. Bretty pineapple-granny smith smell. The delicate yeasty things are the first impression in both the nose and the mouth, not the acidity, which was at a lower level than expected (this would never be confused with a proper gueuze or La Folie, the acidity being much more restrained). The fruit flavors provide a soft but fresh base to the foamy yeasty notes floating over the top, and change upon different sips and different samples: sometimes peach, sometimes lemon, sometimes starfruit (perfectly identified by awaisanen). This beer’s glory lies in its subtlety; it really takes concentration to fully appreciate, but rewards the effort. Wonderfully crafted.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (637) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2014
2008 Bottle at Toronado Pub, San Diego. Appearance is light golden peach. Aroma is mild sour with no real funk. Taste is low carbonation - close to perfection with the profile: very smooth, good level of acid, mild oaky quality. This IS NOT a fruit sour, just mild woodiness and sour. FInish is very tangy. Overall, a great sour - very well balanced and straight up Maybe nothing on the lambics, but very well done. Gets better as you attune to the lack of fruit and funk.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle with pat and james. A thousand thank yous to james. golden hay pour with lots of head. aroma is distinctly sour. Flavor is a peachy flavor with high carbonation. very sour but incredibly rounded. James is spoiling me,


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