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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   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 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drowland (6633) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Rating 4000! Thanks to b3shine for this 2007 gem! I shared it at my going away from Tallahassee tasting. Vinegar in the aroma with some vanilla, oak, acid, and leather. Nicely tart flavor but not too tart with oak, vanilla, hay, and some more. Very nice.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
On tap at the Toronado. Aroma was clean Brett, freshly-squeezed Meyer lemon juice, Rainier cherries, and a slight funk. Flavor was very much the same with maybe the cleanest palate on a beer I've ever had. So crisp, so refreshing... I could drink a ton of this superb beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (389) - Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Tasted at GABF. This is at the top of american sours I have tasted. Straight sour with tons of fruity subtlety. Amazing stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cfrancis (2657) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours cloudy gold with a small white top. Aroma is just awesome. I left some in my glass for almost an hour so that I could go back and sniff again and again. Sweet tartness and floral with a hint of tropical. Taste is soft and delicate with the tartness, nice farmhouse and floral notes. Flavours on top of flavours. Need to find more.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - AUG 14, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2008 Draft @ Toronado. Bright yellow and hazy with a white head. Sour aroma with apricot, banana, strawberry and watermelon notes. Fruity and tart with more apricot and watermelon notes. Goes through a ton of changes as it warms. An amazing beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Much thanks to Phatz for sharing this rarity of a gem. Appears a hazy, light gold with a small white head that slowly fades into a mild cap. Lacing is scattered all over the glass like tiger stripes. Streams of CO2 quickly rise to the top. Smell is of caramel, candy sugar, vanilla, barnyard, funky must, cinnamon, and cardamom, with a touch of apple. Taste is of the mentioned aromas that meld together in a lemony zest, citrusy, sweet, funky, and tart blend that tantalizes the tastebuds into craving this different but enticing brew. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, chewy, full of candy orange, funk, with a dryness covering the palate with citrusy zest.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2008 Sampled at GABF. Almost the first ones into GABF and this was our first stop. Aroma of brett and other tart sour notes. Flavors of tart fruit and slightly sweet.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 10, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2008 Note to self: revisited this at Toronado SD, 2008 vintage, and was similarly impressed, if the nose was just a touch more muted this time around (could just as easily have been the glassware). My wife and I shared this as our last bottle purchase of our 3-month roadtrip.

750mL bottle, generously shared by artusory. Thanks, Ryan!! Pours a hazy, toasty golden color; bright white head with brilliant, fine-bubbled lacing holding tight to the sides of the glass; a bit more clarity or retention and it would be perfect looking. Probably the most satisfyingly aromatic beer Iíve had in a while; the fruit character actually reminds me a lot of a certain Finger Lake (I know, but the whites can be excellent) reserve gewurztraminer wine that I havenít had in years but still think about: tons of lime, dripping tree fruits (tropical, lychee), and sweet sweet honey notes, all surrounded by a mouthwatering tartness and funk and toasted oak; I couldnít stop smelling this. Tons of citrus and tropical fruits (passion fruit, lime) at the core, but, unlike Castleton, where highly-carbonation citrus takes center stage, this has so much surrounding it: toasty, chardonnay-tinged oak and well-integrated sourness; not intensely funky, but some funk and mustiness and dripping, ripened fruit; better than the Cuvees, better than PH1, and equal to Blauw. Excellent integration and depth. Lengthy, tart and citrus and tropical fruit in the finish; when the tartness subsides, a soft doughiness appears at the very end.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2009
2008 Vintage. Pours a clear, pale orange-gold with a very thin, fine white head. Very forward, clear sour brett aroma which is focussed, but not overbearingly strong or opulent. Fruit aromas abount with underripe peach/stonefruit, green strawberries, light apple juice, and soft lemon. The flavor is dry, very sour, and crisp with a clean barrel fermantation characte. Delicate barrel-aged aspects are present as well and are harmoniously blended into the very tight flavor profile. The body posesses incredible balance, amazing structure, and really shows of the supreme blending skills of the brewer. This well-composed body delivers the flavor profile with precision and poise. This is one of the best aspects of this wonderful beer.


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