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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dunt (316) - 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.

   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 I’ve ever tried and loved the most (even if I am not a sour/wild superfan). It’s a pity that it’s available only at Toronado, but probably this is also part of the appeal of this brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drowland (7887) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
timfoolery (1126) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cfrancis (3168) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewje41 (2967) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2015
I always enjoy the opportunity to enjoy and rate a beer that the hype that surrounds it is destined to leave me less than impressed, because sometimes, it lives up. At this price, I wouldn’t try this too often, but for the first time, it’s a no brainer. 750 mL bottle split with Eugene, and poured. Enjoyed at the Toronado Seattle release. Pours a cloudy, light orange color with little to no head. Sour citrus fruit. Maybe a little apricot. Love just looking at the bottle. Reminds me of all the times I was wishing I was drinking this beer. Medium body with a nice pucker up sour lemon and white grape flavor. Well worth the wait here. My type of beer. Loved it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tcon25 (664) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle pour at toronado seattle. So happy that they finally got this beer, Been waiting for this one for a long time. Foggy cream golden pour, sour oak lemon juice, orange, and apple aroma. Taste is absolutely amazing, sweet hops, oak citrus, apricot, lemon, not to much sour, just the right amount, smooth finish, no bitter after taste. Absolutely loved this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (2647) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2015
2014 vintage 750 mL bottle at Toronado. The pour is a beautiful foggy golden cod with a nice white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. The smell is unbelievable. There is a great grape and sour presence. An awesome funk and little citrus is also present. The flavor is amazing. The sour is there, but allows the grape and lemon to come through without control. The oak exists a little on the back end. The mouth feel is prefect. Thin, but not watery, carbonated, but not champagne-y. The aftertaste is lingeringly sour and fruity. Such a damn good beer. I'm glad I got to try this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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.

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