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RATINGS: 427   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Youíve 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 donít ask stupid questions. Welcome to Big Daddyís House known to most simply as "The T-Room." Here the bartenders are fluent in English, German, Flemish, French, Waloon and Czech. But theyíre 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 wonít find any Cable Cars except for this one. But if youíre standing outside the Dutch Doors of the World Famous Toranado, you surely found the most interesting place in all San Francisco. Itsí about RESPECT. Dave you continue to have ours. Hereís to 20 more years of punishing livers everywhere. Cheers Gina, Jim, Tomme, Vince and the Brewers of Port Brewing

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2010 750ml bottle (2008 version) from Tornado Bar San Diego. I walked into the bar, saw this bottle staring back at me from the fridge, I didnít talk to a girl the rest of the night! Pours a slightly hazed straw yellow with very little head to speak of. Big tart and funky aroma with citrus, sour Chard grapes, and some old cheesy funk. Sourness lingers on the palate for what seemed like days, took me about 1 hour to drink one glass! $50, the most Iíve paid for beer (@ a bar) to date....well worth it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
darkguardian (730) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pimpp (8) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2009 does not count
BA review: Anyone that knows me knows that Iíve been trying extraordinarily hard to get a bottle of this. And anyone that has ever let it known that theyíve had a bottle knows this as well. Iíve offered well over $100 worth of very rare beers, many brewery only release and plenty with less than 1000 bottles made. Iíve been drinking beers with Shane(beachbum1975) for the past 8-10months or so. We both trade way more than we should. Weíve always íunspokenlyí tried to one up one another. Well that mother fucker one upped me to end all one ups... but that doesnít mean I wonít stop trying :) This bottle was a belated Christmas gift and presented to Chris(Yetiman420), Steve(FtownThrowDown), and Me(and of course Shane), as a blind tasting for my 500th review. That bastard also just traded for a bottle of the beer I was getting him for a belated Christmas gift. What a D-Bag! I honestly cannot express my thanks and gratitude, Shane. This was my Holy Grail beer and now my Lost Abbey bottle collection is finally complete, and whatís a better way to do it than with a Tomme Arthur signed bottle of Cable Car! :D 750ml corked and caged brown bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Shared with 3 great BAs. A: Pours a very murky under ripened grapefruit peel color. A decent sized head forms and holds for a minute or so before falling to a few bubbles. Some spotty lacing throughout. S: Loads of tart fruits. Lemon, orange, grapefruit, apricot, pineapple, cherries. Some astringent acids from the fruits adds to the tart and sour aromas. Funk is minimal but still lightly present with a touch of wet hay and maybe some light cider vinegar notes. T/M: The tart and sour fruits are spot on to the nose. Lemon, pineapple, orange are more dominant with cherries and apricot or peach playing more in the back. Really a citrus explosion that is odd in that I normally experience this with loads of bitterness, which this obviously doesnít have. Funkiness is still at a minimum but still retains the wet hay and light cidery notes. I donít think itíd hurt to have some more funk. Tartness really starts to build toward puckering as it quickly warms. Some rustic woody and leathery notes form the barrels. Nice light to medium light body with perfect carbonation. Great dry finish that isnít too tart or abrasive. D: Extraordinarily drinkable. I could drink this all day every day. The tartness and sourness doesnít linger too strong or long. Very good. Yet again, many thanks to you, Shane. You really made my day and you better watch your back when itís your turn to be given a milestone beer! And a million thanks to the one that traded this to Shane ;)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Pours a dark golden ripe banana color that is slightly murky with a one finger off-white head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. There is very minimal lacing, only small spots here and there. Very funky aroma with some nice barnyard, horseblankety goodness. Lots of crisp golden fruits, apple, pear, grape, etc and a nice dusty earthy oak character. Just the smell of this beer made my mouth water. I literally sniffed my glass for several minutes before even taking a sip. This beer has a perfect balance of intense puckering tart barnyard funk, horseblanket notes, slightly lactic and acidic but not too much so. Tart and sour intensity up front that settles into some beautiful light crisp golden fruit notes. Hints of apple, pear, grapefruit, light grape followed by more funky brett oaky sourness which lingers into the amazing mouthwatering finish. Very dry yet sweet and crisp with an amazing crisp dry tart puckering finish. This is an amazing beer that for me truly lived up to the hype. It is just a perfect blend of tart/puckering sourness, crisp delicious fruit notes and a dry sweet yet tart delectable finish. This beer tasted better with each sip and my mouth was literally watering in anticipation of each sip. This is one of the most complex, flavorful sours Iíve ever had and I cannot recommend it any higher. I only wish I had more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Vintage 2007 sampled with craftycarl21 and jblauvs. Hazy peach pour with nearly no head. Aroma is bursting with light nectary fruits- peach, nectarine, apricot, tangerine, grape, and grapefruit in the most heavenly quantities and orientations. Oaken funk is huge but ever so mellow. A peppery clove note comes through as well complementing the wondrous arrangement of aromas. Flavor is a funky masterpiece of nectar complexity. Huge tropical fruits swirl together in an amazing torrent of brettanomyces, barnyard, oak tannins, and juicy ripe sugars. Palate is full, slippery and full of tiny effervescent pillowy caressing bubbles. One of my favorites of the style.

   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 Iíve ever had, so much going on, but mostly a delightful tartness that finishes extremely smooth.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wedgie9 (2633) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2010 2010 vintage. Tasted from bottle at Toronado. I canít believe that I am here drinking this beer! The pour is clear golden with a thick white head that sticks around and leaves a nice lace and collar. This is one of the best smelling beers I have ever had. The sour and funky aromas meld perfectly with vanilla oak. The vinegar, lemon, and funk aromas are all present, but pleasantly subdued. There is a nice malt character as well. The flavors are similar, with sour and funky notes along with lemon and oak, and a fruitiness that is closer to kiwi than anything else. The complexity of flavors rivals most Champagnes I have had. The body is light with sparkling carbonation and a long sour and oaky finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 18, 2011
From a bottle,floral, bread, pale, hazy, minimal head, medium sourness, lively, light body, slick feel, a very good sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (5754) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Pours an absolute glowing champagne yellow orange. Medium carbonation. Nice thin layer of white lacing that was very sporadic. Aromas of unblended gueuze, peaches, champagne grapes, funky lactic notes and skunk driven brett. Taste is ultra funky sour with lemon zest, vintage oak, puckery green grapes, and french chardonay. Amazing sour but I still prefer the duck.

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