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Cable Car - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

591 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 591
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 2,216
Gots: 66 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stephendr on 08-12-2007)
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paytoplay

California

3.95/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

08 and 09 sampled side by side toro sd during sdbw. 09 was better in almost every facet. Funk, sour, mouthfeel and complexity. a step below something like DDG. both had similar color, mouthfeel ect. 09 just smelled and tasted funkier. Very cool to try and both vintages to boot. Horse blanket, some citrus, wheat, and nice brett ect flavors. 08 was just flat in flavor and funk, maybe more mellowed. hadn't had 08 when it was 1st released so maybe on release it was like the 09 this nite. would say hold 08's if in bottle for a later date for the funk to develop with more time.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2009 23:11:22 | More by paytoplay
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domtronzero

California

3.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2010 vintage. Purchased at Toronado SD.

A - Very lightly hazy golden yellow colored. Big, white, long lasting head with tons of lacing. Very effervescent in appearance.

S - Tart, citrusy up front with a moderate fruity/funky aroma. Bready malts and light sulfuric aroma. Much lighter than when it was initially released last year.

F/M - Bready sweet pilsner-like malts with citrusy esters and a big, clean, lactic tart flavor. Very light sulfur. Medium bodied with moderately high carbonation. Light, prickly mouthfeel.

O - Pretty good, but not as good as previous vintages. Still an excellent wild ale, and worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 05:46:48 | More by domtronzero
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle was hard to open and barely a sound as the cork came out. Barely any head was produced as it poured. The smell is sharply acidic with not to much funk and hints of apple. Flavor follows suit with a lot of acidity but not to much else going on. The mouthfeel is low carbonation highly puckering. Overall this is a very tasty sour just kind of one dimensional and under carbed, not worth what a lot if people trade.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 21:13:49 | More by rowingbrewer
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joel66

New York

4/5  rDev -12.7%

09-24-2013 02:28:40 | More by joel66
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 Vintage reviewed at Toronado's San Diego. 750ml bottle poured into 4 wine glasses. Shared with schen9303, capra12, and Christine.

A: Pours a fluffy, semi-coarse .5 finger head white head with great retention. Beer is a semi-clear light orange-ruby red. Lacing is minimal and with little stick.

S: Nose is funky with a slight Brett in the back. Notes of lemon rind, citrus, and tartness. Fruitiness is apparent and aromatic and sweet. Lacto and Brett hides behind.

T: Opens with a nice tartness and sweetness. Very fruity. Hints of lemon, unripened peach, and citrus makes this one very fruity towards the middle. Tartness comes back towards the end before finishing dry with a slight Bretty funk. Aftertaste is near non-existant.

M: Light bodied and well carbonated. Lively and coarse in the mouth. Bubbles invigorate the palate. Finish is dry with near no aftertaste.

D: Hugely dirnkable. Very balanced in every way. Tartness is present but not overwhelming and this is one of the fruitiest AWAs that I've had in a while. 7% is not high but alcohol seems nearly non-existant here. Never thought I'd say this but... worth the price!

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2010 00:11:52 | More by SpeedwayJim
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leschkie

California

4/5  rDev -12.7%

11-21-2011 16:43:01 | More by leschkie
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incubuscience

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.7%

06-15-2014 01:26:27 | More by incubuscience
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ha-sheem

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -12.7%

12-04-2013 21:43:41 | More by ha-sheem
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atoulouk

Indiana

4/5  rDev -12.7%

02-17-2014 12:23:51 | More by atoulouk
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Etan

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -12.7%

04-28-2013 04:50:50 | More by Etan
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Lasering

Florida

4/5  rDev -12.7%

04-22-2014 11:41:32 | More by Lasering
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.7%

06-01-2013 05:33:35 | More by Anonymous1
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ravot

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.7%

05-03-2013 05:31:47 | More by ravot
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jdklks

Nevada

4/5  rDev -12.7%

05-27-2013 12:56:08 | More by jdklks
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Col_Custard

New York

4/5  rDev -12.7%

07-16-2014 14:41:49 | More by Col_Custard
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Azrael


4/5  rDev -12.7%

02-08-2013 04:33:08 | More by Azrael
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stephendr

California

4/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Toronado’s B-day - color of hazy mango, with a thin eggshell colored head - nose of apricots, sourness, cobwebs, slight sweetness, and dry– taste of apricots, sour, tart cherries, and slight cobwebs - body is medium, dry, and with medium to high carbonation – aftertaste of dried apricots, tart, dry, and gummy

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2007 19:59:48 | More by stephendr
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MordorMongo


4/5  rDev -12.7%

01-29-2013 23:13:05 | More by MordorMongo
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CrazyDan

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -12.7%

03-09-2014 17:12:51 | More by CrazyDan
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Public87strain

California

4/5  rDev -12.7%

06-04-2012 15:16:26 | More by Public87strain
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crosamich

Florida

4/5  rDev -12.7%

01-16-2012 02:14:54 | More by crosamich
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futura123

California

4/5  rDev -12.7%

01-18-2013 05:07:16 | More by futura123
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pwoody11

Delaware

4/5  rDev -12.7%

07-07-2013 12:32:43 | More by pwoody11
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -12.7%

01-29-2012 18:04:03 | More by brendaniel
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Cedromar

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -12.7%

07-31-2013 02:34:46 | More by Cedromar
Cable Car from The Lost Abbey
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