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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Tart, fruity aroma. Peachy fruit, very tart flavor with some oak. Lingering oak and tartness with lots of woodiness and almost some tar. Nice. Slightly harsher woodsy tartness at end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Tap at Toronado. Pours with a nice hazy yellow color. I had it after the RR 20th Anniversary, probably the wrong order. It is mellower than the the20th, more fruit in nose and flavor. Some Belgian yeast and banana before a citrusy tartness takes over. Faint hints of oak as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 22, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 Non malalactic white wine nose with soft notes of honey-dew, lemon-zest, grass and my friend Brett. Full and rich on the palate with a nice balanced acidity. Notes of oak, earth, leather and Champange fill out the gourgeous palate assault. Dry and very herbal finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2404) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2008 Bottle graciously shared by jjpm74, too kind. The bottle pours very thick looking, such a dense beer, cannot see through it at all. I don’t know what it is but there are little black specks that settle at the bottom of the glass. I was also highly surprised this was a yellow/golden beer, just always imagined this to be a red hued brew. There is a minimal head that quickly fades into nothing. Aroma is light sour with peaches and faint strawberry. Light sour, light fruit but thick and pasty. Tastes is lightly acidic, faintly sour with a white grape/doughy sweetness. Just leave an extremely faint acidity on the cheeks. A medium heavy body that is felt on the cheeks. Its a nice beer, not nearly as sour as I would want it to be. Maybe time will bring out some more sourness and dry it out a bit.
750mL cork and cage, Cantillon small rounded wine glass.

Almost a year old, shared by mreusch. Pretty much the same, lasting well, thats worth something, I’ll raise the overall score a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (6183) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Multiple samples, GABF 2007. Body is hazy light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly yeasty (barnyard), with notes of lemon zest, sour apple, pepper, clove. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Quite enjoyable. Reminds me of Sanctification and others in that vein, and you can’t really have too many of these kinds of beers if they’re done well. And this one certainly is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Sampled GABF 07. Beer is medium-hued bright yellow. Head is small, off-white, frothy and mostly lasting.<P>First impression on the nose is wild and tart. Malty with light notes of toasted grain and biscuit; Hoppy with moderate notes of lemon zest, light floral notes; Moderate yeast notes of vinous white whine, horse blanket and barn; Light miscellaneous notes of tropical fruit and vanilla.<P>The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic with an extra-long, light-moderately acidic, lightly sweet finish. Nice juicy dry linger.<P>The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayb0 (1022) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Part of the incredible line up at Monk’s Lost Abbey dinner. Excellent beer, tart and mildy funky on the nose, tart and estery both coming together and showing just enough restraint. Thomme and LA have mastered the interplay of flavors and providing intracate but drinkable beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2008
To celebrate my rating number 11,000 I enter this much sought after top-50 beer, which I have been so lucky to sample at two occasions and in two version.

GABF 2007 - first release. A murky golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet with strong acidic notes of brettanomyces as well as notes of wood and citrus. The flavor is acidic with notes of wood and brettanomyces, leading to a dry tart woody finish.[8/2/8/4/17=3.9]

RBSG at Lost Abbey [8/3/8/3/17=3.9] I didn’t find the second edition as tart as I remembered the first, but it doesn’t show in the rating.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2008
750ml bottle, Batch 1, with a huge THANK YOU to Davecooks for the first of two awesome rare treats! Pours a hazy golden yellow with a minimal white head that drifts to a whispy covering. Aroma provides a brief glimpse of barnyard funk, must, and some citrus rind. Flavor is only lightly sour, with almost some white wine qualities, white grape skins, lemon rind, only the slightest acidity. Very light and drinkable. I hesitate to call this a disappointment, but would put more than a few sours above this. Thanks again Dave for the chance to try!

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