railcat1 (689) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at San Diego Toronado. Absolutely delicious. Pours a hazy gold with a thick foamy head. So many flavors: citrus, oak, sweetness, sour, peach.
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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,
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared with mrbunn at Toronado. Pours pure yellow gold with just a thin snow dusting of white foam. Aroma is pretty subdued, just sour grapefruit, some earthiness (oak or maple leaves, damp). Taste is exquisite sour, mixed with brief crescendos of sweetness, oak, occassional farmyard funk, very brief and faint, and something like coconut. Palate is wildly comples from taste to taste. Mouthfeel is just right, coating the tongue and teeth, leaving the taste of citrus essence everywhere. Excellent. So pleased I got the chance to try it.
stoutnick (619) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2nd batch bottle (’08?) shared w/ Maheu at Toronado SD. Inviting nose of a light bretty funk w/ a semi-sweet malt base filled w/ lemon. Flavor is not quite as sour as I was anticipating, although I have nothing to compare it to. In fact, this was fairly mellow & well rounded. Flavor was straightforward, bretty sour, lemon zest, citrus, smothered in wood, w/ a "semi" dry finish. Really delicate palate, soft as hell on the tongue...rolls over w/ ease. A really, really delicious, drinkable, and almost refreshing sour ale that stays tart. Their Veritas 004 offering blows this Cable Car batch away in terms of intensity, but it was still very well enjoyed.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle as part of epic sour tasting with callmemimckey. 2009 750mL bottle pours slightly hazy dark gold, decent white head. Nose is extremely citrusy, mostly lemon, but asolid bit of earthy funk. Taste is exceptionally tart and acidic, but still incredibly drinkable. Finish has some citric notes, but somewhat dry earthy finish as well. Exceptional beer.