TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2016 Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottles on release day at Toronado SD. Beautiful hazy rosey red color with a thick, fine light pink head and ample carbonation. Ripe cherries, barnyard, and soft oak on the nose with distinct sour notes. The flavor really pops on the palate with excellent sourness, complex funky animal fermentation characteristics, and a hint of nuttiness in the long finish. At once both fresh and deeply complex with precise balance. This is one of the best new releases from The Lost Abbey.
750ml bottle acquired via trade on BA llong ago. Thanks, bro. Finally popping this in honor of the Rose Bowl. Bottle with a big hiss but no real gushy qualities as expected. Deep ruby sunset hue is well hazed, a bit rusty with cherryskin and red wine Rose glow. A bubbly carbonation driven head is a bit pinkish, bubbly film with a mellow filmy layer, subtle lacing in that smaller ringer. Aromas are pungent cherryskin and sour cherries, lactic life, and cranberries. Red wine jabs, cutting lactic twang is citric, sour and fuzzy. Some gentle peach, punchy sour fruit, yogurt and tannic cherryskin and grapeskin, wine barrel and subtle vanilla. Some decent house funk, earthy malts and a lovely fruity melange of life behind it. Initial is fuzzy, fruity and sour. A firmer bretty life hits the palate up front, spicy and funky cobwebs meet cherries, tart and seedy with red wine grapes moving in a bit. A nice cherry element absorbs that fruity and sour, even keeled and not brash base Cable Car offers. Tangy cherries, a dry bretty backend. The nose and color here really are the stars of the show. A potent punchy and fruity front end leads into a more bretty, oaky backend. Some gentle yogurt, cobwebs and dust. That cherry, cranberry and subtle red wine character meets fuzzy and dry funk, some mellow oak, tangy cherry juice trail out with subtle bready malts, yogurt and linger red grape, cherry, and funky bretty life. Citric orange, cherry and that brett character, dry and horseblanket type appeal, is firm but hits at a particular moment. Finish is dry, tart, some lactic twang and funk meet gentle oak, subtle tart grape trail out. This stuff is pretty on point. World delivering nose and pretty pour lead to a pretty sound sour beer, a fruity and sour front end shows some tart and tannic appeal, distinct hammer of brett that really makes it’s case heard. A bit tart, dry and tannic as we finish up. The fact that Cable Car is the base (a pretty masterfully created and blended product on it’s own) is quite apparent. The cherries add another layer but perhaps cover up some of the vibrant citrus and pineapple from the base. All that said, this stuff is world class. I O W A, baby! markextrae (4485) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar tasting 2015. thanks a lot to fux for sharing! this was a fun time opening, hearing the rumors that it suppose to be a pretty gusher, opened above the sink, slight gusher. but haven’t lost that much beer. the beer settles into a hazy dark pink to more orange colour, with a more of a white head instead of pink. nose is a mixture of sweet and sour cherries, with a slightly overpowering note of cinnamon and a lot of cherry pits. it’s way more sweet as i was expecting. getting more acid tart notes as it’s starting to breath. combined with some oak notes, old dusty funk, and sweet cherrie pie, taste has sweet cherries, slightly citrus, cinnamon, with a way more clearer note of acid compared to the nose. sweet charry marmalade, oak, and some vinegar tartness and leather aswell. mouthfeel is a bit carbonated but not overwelming. it’s still very fruit forward, and i think the age has given this beer a more sweet and cinnamon flavor to it. wich i really like. compared to the veritas 12 this one wasn’t sour lactic at all! cable car kriek is just an outstanding beer, but in the end it’s can’t compare to a belgian lambic. but for me it’s indeed a lot better compared to the regular cable car. and in the end i’m just really thankful that i had the chance to try this rare beer! from which i never had the idea i would ever try this one! thanks again for sharing guys kermis (14566) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar session 2015 thanks to Fux. Pours cloudy amber brown with a small off white head. Aroma of tart cherries, dusty funk, spicy notes and cinnamon. Flavour is light sweet and moderate sour. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall a great beer, not worth the value of course, it’s a US sour that’s as good as the Belgian classics. Impressive, and very pleased to have tried it. djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy pink orange with large frothy white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing, chunks of cherry floaties. The aroma is strong cherry skin, oak, spice. Medium mouthfeel with strong cherry skin, light funk, oak, jammy, light cinnamon spice, lingering tartness, easy to drink, really enjoyed this one. BoBoChamp (5878) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2014
75cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, thx alot to Kristian and Udo for sharing!, very complex sour Kriek, fruity/sour and slightly woody/spicy/sweet, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, yet not worth all the hype!, ’Sincere gratitude to my German friends for sharing this epic experience with me!’
hopscotch (11246) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours cloudy and straw-colored with a rose tint and a small, fizzy, white head. The aromatics are very earthy, tannic and woody with light components of cinnamon and cherry. Full-bodied and creamy with tingly carbonation. The flavor is a fantastic, fruity, sweet-tart experience. A huge cherry character is acccompanied by light woodiness, mild earthiness and a terrific balancing act involving loads of sweet fruitiness, maltiness and fairly sharp, clean acidity. Finishes crisp, fruity and tart. A big pat on the back to the entire South Florida Crew for pooling our resources in order to land this world class white whale. It did not disappoint! biggsbowler (629) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle - pour a light murky red. Nice sour cherry aroma with some funk. Tart, a little acidic with cherries and a little grassy taste. Very good. timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Snifter pour at Eclipse release party. Aroma and flavor was cherry and a tart, peach/apricot yogurt aspect. Both CC and CCK seem similar. CCK may be slightly better, but I didn't have them side-by-side, so... Anyway, excellent beer! crossovert (13914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Had this very hortly after a cantillon kriek. They didn’t have hte same characteristics, this had a plastic note.. SrSilliGose (3332) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
Clean crisp fresh cherry and light raspberry yogurt parfait. Soft lactic sourness is pleasant. Dry. Refreshing. Quite drinkable. Tasty easy drinking clean well balanced sour fruit ale from america.