RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Youve 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 dont ask stupid questions. Welcome to Big Daddys House known to most simply as "The T-Room." Here the bartenders are fluent in English, German, Flemish, French, Waloon and Czech. But theyre 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 wont find any Cable Cars except for this one. But if youre 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. Heres to 20 more years of punishing livers everywhere. Cheers Gina, Jim, Tomme, Vince and the Brewers of Port Brewing

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18834) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2015
Draught at Toronado, San Diego during SDBW 2015. Clear pale golden beer with almost no head. Sour grapefruit aroma, tart, citrus, funky woody, grapes, vinous notes, oak, hay notes. Sour grapefruit flavor, tart, raisins, woody, funky, grapes, oak, vinous, cheesy, lemon zest notes. Great balance in this one, glad to have tried it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichTheVillan (7206) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle cheers to K Man; crystal clear golden amber pour with a creamy off white head, aroma has mellow funk with some lemon, taste has nice lemon action, some brett, peach, unexpected whale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (12233) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting VII on 09/25/2015. Cloudy orange-gold color with a thin off-white head that dissipates quickly to a sparse outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of citrus. oak, yeast and malt. Medium body with flavors of tart citrus and apples, yeast, oak and malt. The finish is moderately tart with a lemon and funky yeast aftertaste. Good beer all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (2038) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2015
This was never supposed to be an official "milestone" rate, but its languored in my backlog while I tried to find the right way to rate it. But I cant live in the past forever, and Id hate for it to be forgotten. So now, after a poker night, drinking the remnants of a Cycle pallet 4 that was shared by another generous RBian (you guys are the best), its time to finally do this.

So a few months back I meet up with beastiefan2k to play basketball. I dont remember the game, but he probably owned me the way he does (its a crime for a dude who is so much shorter than me to beat me so bad, but he does and I guess I have to deal with it). Afterward, he says hell buy me a beer to celebrate the birth of my second child -- after he already gifted us a nice bottle of champagne. So we head to Toronado -- Eugene thinks ahead and changes clothes to be all respectable, because hes a respectable guy, but I look more-or-less homeless, with an unkempt beard and sweat pooling atop my beer belly. And Im all like, "Ill have the kolsch." But Eugene says, "what? No, this is a celebration. Let me get you a nice beer." And then Eugene, Mr. Can-You-Believe-How-Much-They-Want-For-That-Beer, without batting an eye, orders us a $65 bottle of Cable Car. Not only that, he has us text OldMrCrow to join in. Not only that, but he offers to share the bottle with the staff. After they decline, a random friend of mine shows up at the bar, and Eugene is all like "hey, do you want some Cable Car?" And he says, "huh, what is that, is it a stout or something?" And Eugene just smiles and says, "no, its a sour." No more, no less, and friend takes the glass, shares it with his girlfriend, they both say, "huh, thats pretty good for a sour. Thanks." And thats how Eugene rolls -- making it rain Cable Car for all the people in the house, like it aint no thing. like its just beer or something.

So heres the thing. I can rate this beer because I took notes (to follow). But I dont really remember the beer at all. What I remember is hanging out with Eugene and Crow, drinking this beer at Toronado, and thinking, "Goddamn, Eugene is a cool dude. I could learn a lot from this guy." So yeah, cheers to Eugene, a cool dude we should all drink with more often.

Anyway, the beer, because I guess this is still a rating about a beer. Pours gold, somewhere between hazy and clear, with thin layer of irregularly clingy bubbles. Aroma/taste bring, in no particular order: Oak. Vinegar. Funk. Sweetness, but no Cheerios (of which I whole-heartedly approve). Fruit (think something in the peach family). Vinous. Assertively tart, but not aggressive -- Carl nails it with the "approachable" deScriptor. Overall: this is quite the treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (5789) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 18, 2015
2014 shared bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a very small white head. Aroma of fruit, funk, and wood. Taste is tart fruit, citrus, funk, earth, and wood. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (4153) - Alingss, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar tasting 2015. thanks to Fux for sharing. 2013 vintage. poured a hazy yellow to light orange colour with just a small white head on top. the nose is filled with a lot of that citrus fruit, that typical belgian horseblanket, some sour peach, old dusty cellar, oak, white vineous grapes, and even some sour green apples are in the back of the nose. taste just follows the nose. vineous grapes, lemon zest, old funky sour cheese, stone fruit pits, and the aftertaste is fairly tart sour. mouthfeel has maybe just a little bit to much carbonation. and is fairly creamy and full bodied. pretty tasty sour beer, but i have to say that i was expecting a little bit more of this, seeing the price, and what you have to gave up on this one. but it still was a very tasty beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Tart green apple sour nose from dark orange pour. No head. Some fruit but mostly tart sourness with some oakiness and vinegar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2015
2013 vintage. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has some big tart lemon and light funk notes, as well as as bit of biscuit malt. The flavor is very similar. I get some lemon and funk as well as a bit of apple, some oak, wheat and biscuit malt. There is a bit of lactic sourness in the flavor that goes well with the other notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very happy I got to try this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Green apple aroma from flat pour. Taste like an old soured Chardonnay. Drinkable yes refreshing yes but just kind of one dimensional of wine like flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StephTamiko (45) - Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2015
2014 bottle shared by thebitterendaz. Cloudy yellow pour, thin white head that dissipates quickly. Slight lemon and faint funk on the nose. Tastes pleasantly sour, not too tart - lots of citrus lemon flavor and tart green apple that finishes dry, clean and crisp.

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