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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - DEC 21, 2009
CARBONATED! That was my first response to opening this gem. Partied this one with Lagunitasfan. Aroma was yeasty and doughy. A smooth overall drink, seemed well balanced and not too rich. Tartness wasn’t over the top, and I grew more and more disappointed as the glass slowly swallowed my beer. Well done by my boy Tom (even though i haven’t met him).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2010
My Bottom Line:
A lush tropical fruit jungle endlessly intertwines with calculated funk in this classy, compelling Sour Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the cloudy straw.
-Carbonation was rather low, making this rather juicy.
-This brew does not reinvent the Sour Ale wheel, but it is yet another excellent product from Lost Abbey. I just won’t buy it ever again if it stays at this price.
-The long sour finish is very pleasant; for reference, this might not be as intense as Cantillon or Hanssens products, but it is a gripping sourness nonetheless.

Bottle. Many thanks Dany!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2010
08 bottle shared by Beerlando, Thanks! Soft tartness with hints of honey, apple skins, floral notes as well on the nose. Pours a rich gold with no head. Not overly sour, citrusy with grassy notes, traces of honey malts, with a tart dry finish. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10608) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Bottle purchased at Toronado San Diego. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, hay, straw, meal, cereal), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of Brettanomyces, acetic acid, wine, and horse blanket. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, hay, straw, cereal), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of Brettanomyces, acetic acid, wine, wood, cheese, and horse blanket. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
(GABF, this was the 2009 vintage) opaque yellow pour, lasting tan head. Nose of funk, apricot, lemon, cherries and tangerine. Taste of lemon, tart tangerine, chewable vitamin, and lactic acid. It reminds me of a gueuze, very tart linger on the palate. Nice sour!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2011
On tap at Toronado (release day). Beer is a hazy straw color, no head from pour but I can’t say for sure what the head retention would look like. Aroma is great. Simple: funk and citrus, like a light geuze. The beer is comfortably tart with no detectable acetic. Some classic Brett flavors mix with tart and lemon zest with a perfectly clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1823) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Drank back in 2008 a few times. Somewhat close to a gueze, though made with bretts, so this has that epic citrusy funk going on beneath it’s very mild-tempered body. Still tart and spicey enough to deserve a sweet rating in the 4 range. Would love to try aged...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2011
750 ml bottle shared at Toronado (SD) - My small pour was a clear light golden color with a thin white head. Aroma was tart esters and wood. Well, so was the flavor. The tart esters really lingered in the finish. Medium body. A big thanks to Nick and Eric for the opportunity to try the bottle they bought.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Vintage 2008, shared at Woodshop Classix
Appearance: Pours a cloudy gold with no head.

Aroma: Lemons and acetic funk.

Taste: Metallic bitterness, funk, lemon sourness and a smidgen of sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium no carb tingly.

Overall: Wow, very luck to have tried this. Will give my third nut for a bottle all to myself. Or maybe 40 bucks at Toronado. Either or.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4646) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
2007 vintage, courtesy of PaulUnwin. Thanks a million for getting and sharing this bottle, Paul. Cheers! Pours a somewhat hazy yellow-orange with frothy white head. Nose is vinegar, lemon, prickly tartness, tart citrus, some oak, and some mild funk. Flavor is similar with tart citrus and acetic all over. Oak and some bretty funk come in later, finishing with more lemon and tart citrus. Very enjoyable.

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