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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle from Pier-luc and Julien. Thanks guys! Pours a light orange with small head and little lacing. Aroma of funk, oak, clean sourness. Taste is bretty, funk, oak, lighht pears with some faint lemon. Low mouthfell with medium low carb. Pretty simple, not very complex but still very enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevencon (401) - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Review number 360 on the quest to 365 is a very special number, and one I had been trying to acquire for a while. This 09 vintage comes from a trader over at BA. First impression of the aroma is very good. Funky lemony/citrus notes and some wood. Not an overly sour or funky smell but a fine balance between the two. Appearance is also quite good. The head is only about a half an inch but has quite the staying power. I poured this one extremely carefully as to keep the yeast in the bottle, so the murky golden liquid looks great. Flavor is thankfully not subtle. The leathery brett compliments nicely the sourness here. Wood, lemon, funk. Really excellent and nearly worth the hype surrounding it. Palate is suitably bubbly and medium in thickness. I know a lot of folks are not big fans of the brewery, but I can say the good to bad ratio, for me anyway, and keeping in mind I have sought out mostly special releases, has been quite excellent. Probably won’t be able to try this one ever again. Was worth what it took to get. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2010 2009 bottle at toronado in san fran. One of the most flavorful beers I’ve ever had, so much going on, but mostly a delightful tartness that finishes extremely smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (361) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Clear, pale orange/golden color, no foam or lacing. Tart cherry aroma with some funk. Sour cherry flavor, green apple tartness, dry, oakiness from the barrel aging, very slight funk. Very clean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jethrodium (357) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
750 ml bottle at Toronado. 2010 vintage. Pours a slightly hazy blonde with a large white head leaving a small amount of head on the glass. Solid retention. Aroma is a musty funk lemon zest, peel, a small hint of sulfur and oak. Initial taste is a lemon zest and peel. Then a bit of light oak and some sweetness. A little bit of white wine. Funk and yeast on the finish. Light body. Heavy carbonation. Very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2008
I tried the batch 01 at the rbsg as well as the 2nd batch.....mild funk...very balanced....sad to say I was not as impressed with this beer as everyone else was....but still a balanced complex sour

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jckp64 (355) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle thanks to Sean! Been lucky enough to try this beer a couple times. Pours hazy golden with an off white head. Aroma is straw, barnyard and a good amount of funk. Flavor is barnyard, earthy with tons of sour notes. Light bodied with little carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
BATCH #2 2008 VINTAGE received in a trade with a generous BA thanks. Consumed on: 12/20/09. Overall Score: 4.35 A Appearance: 4.0 Pours a slightly cloudy peach to pumpkin orange body with minimal crown, retention, or lace. Smell: 4.5 Great showing of horseblanket, musky peaches, tart lemons, and lactic sourness. Taste: 4.5 Peaches, apricots, mangos, lemon tartness, wheat tartness, green grapes, green apple skins, and a touch of dry cherry tartness. A fair amount of lactic sourness, but mainly just lots of dry tartness. A layer of barnyard as a foundation, but predominantly about the lactic acid and loads of tartness. Very enjoyable. Mouthfeel: 4.0 Light bodied with just enough carbonation. Drinkablity: 4.5 Goes down easy and is good to the last drop! BATCH #1 2007 VINTAGE received in a recent trade with Alen thanks! Consumed on: 10/31/09 Overall Score: 4.1 A- Appearance: 4.0 Pours a slightly cloudy peach to pumpkin orange body with a minimal yellow white crown that shows little retention or lace. Smell: 4.5 Wonderful bouquet of peach, apricot, mango, and lemons. Lactic sourness is apparent but not overwhelming in the nose. A fair amount of barnyard and an underlying cinnamon like tingly warm. Taste: 4.0 Peach, lemon, white grape/white wine and cherry dry sourness coming through with a tame malt belly. Leaves a fairly tart and long finish. Mouthfeel: 3.5 Light bodied but a touch undercarbonated. Drinkability: 4.5 This one is going down like nothing...probably because this bottle is on the decline. The flavors aren’t vibrant nor is the sourness overpowering. A let down...I can only hope to acquire a batch #2 or #3 soon. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-31-2009

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Orange pour with a short white head. Aroma was musty, bready, yeast. Aroma of lemon, bread, yeast, light pepper, and sour fruits. Light body, sour/fruity with a sour/tart finish.

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