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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corby112 (2214) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oteyj (2130) - 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.

4.7
   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.

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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wedgie9 (1937) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jredmond (5332) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2011 Bottle í10 split with Linh at Toronado San Diego. Pours a hazy yellow body with slight white lacing. Aroma is oak, and either peach or apricot. Mouthfeel is very well balanced sourness with notes of sour fruit, funk, oak, and an incredible complexity.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Getbetter (839) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (3225) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dunt (285) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Recently brought this to a small whale tasting. Bottle was a 2009 vintage. Half fingers worth of white head. Murky peach/golden straw in color. Nose is funky but subdued, lemon, some indiscernible citrus, white grape....really nice. The flavor is lemon rind, peach, funk, and some citrus again. Light mouthfeel, nice sour kick to it but not over the top at all. Lighter carbonation, but still an ample amount. Another winner from Lost Abbey. We drank this side by side with a Duck Duck Gooze and we all agreed that Cable Car was far more balanced.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
750ml bottle, 2010 vintage, at Toronado SF. Pours a clear yellow-gold with a thick and creamy white head. Aroma is amazing with a perfect balance of sweet and tart fruit notes of apricot, lemons, and white grapes with light oak in the background. Flavor is simply stunning with huge, tart fruit notes of apricot, blackberry, bluberries, green apple and lemons backed by sour, vinous grapes, a touch of vinegar and yeast on the back end. Palate is lively, refreshing and sour at the same time with great carbonation and a dry and fruity finish. For sure one of the best beer Iíve ever tried and loved the most (even if I am not a sour/wild superfan). Itís a pity that itís available only at Toronado, but probably this is also part of the appeal of this brew.


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