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Cable Car Small Batch Lager - World Brews

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Cable Car Small Batch LagerCable Car Small Batch Lager

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BA SCORE
68
poor

44 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 2.72
pDev: 22.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
World Brews visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-28-2007)
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beeroclock

United Arab Emirates

2.63/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a light golden color, some white head that fades fairly quick. Smells of corn and grain. Tasted the same with some piney after tones. Didn't keep me wanting another but it's not terrible. It's a typical macro, but better than some, worse than others. You aren't missing anything if you haven't had it.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2007 20:33:26 | More by beeroclock
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midnitesun11

California

2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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rabbitguy

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-12-2013 20:04:43 | More by rabbitguy
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

355ml bottle, 4.5% ABV. My inquiries into the conspiracy-prone nature of this offering in relation to all its shelf-adjacent friends, have sadly fallen on deaf ears, from retail store, through black-hooded distributor, all the way to the obvious brewers themselves. Fuck it, fuck 'em all.

This beer pours a somewhat hazy medium golden straw colour, with two fingers of puffy, foamy, bubbly off-white head, which leaves some streaky alien alphabet lace around the glass as it surprisingly lingers in its ebbing out of existence.

It smells of grainy, stale hay bales, hollow lemon cleanser, and old partially melted plastic toy soldiers. The taste is semi-sweet corny, grainy malt, a touch of stale cereal, underwhelmingly pithy, bland citrus fruit, admittedly tame stewed veggies, and a lingering, and mostly obtrusive petrochemical essence.

The carbonation is present, perfunctory, and little else, the body barely above the light side of things, weight-wise, and smooth with a rather ungainly, well, white noise nothingness. It finishes just off-dry, the sweet, corn-fed graininess and now established vegetal skank really offering nothing more than what you should rightly imagine.

Not the worst example of the style, I suppose, but it shows enough of the 'standard' attributes to make me gag just a tad, and pushing forward, does nothing for beerdom, or likewise my stomach, as a whole.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 02:15:00 | More by biboergosum
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California

3.25/5  rDev +19.5%

12-17-2012 05:18:59 | More by Strwrs777
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shanemcp


3.5/5  rDev +28.7%

11-19-2012 01:25:53 | More by shanemcp
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Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-16-2012 13:42:49 | More by LJWalker
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Beermazter310

Nevada

3/5  rDev +10.3%

08-15-2012 05:51:01 | More by Beermazter310
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jesus808

California

2/5  rDev -26.5%

08-02-2012 04:23:39 | More by jesus808
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terence

California

1.25/5  rDev -54%

05-12-2012 01:35:24 | More by terence
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TheBeard89

Alabama

4/5  rDev +47.1%

02-19-2012 21:32:00 | More by TheBeard89
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California

2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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sd123

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-06-2012 00:47:34 | More by sd123
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DaBubs

Illinois

2/5  rDev -26.5%

01-02-2012 04:38:13 | More by DaBubs
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bdeast1

Alabama

3/5  rDev +10.3%

12-06-2011 20:43:42 | More by bdeast1
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elNopalero

Texas

2.13/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light yellow with a lot of foam. Thin, fizzy, yellow? Smells like it. Doesn’t taste like much, either. Corn and adjuncts? The sweetness is there, as is the flat finish. An easy drinker if you don’t care what you’re drinking. Used this to cleanse my palate and moved on.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 08:51:19 | More by elNopalero
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TicoCali

California

3/5  rDev +10.3%

11-21-2011 05:15:25 | More by TicoCali
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codynevels

California

2/5  rDev -26.5%

11-16-2011 20:51:29 | More by codynevels
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BucannonXC5

California

2.17/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. About ¾ inches to an inch of head. Color was a clear golden. A slight lacing with a bit more white film on the sides of the glass on the initial pour. Fairly bland look.

Light malt, almost sweet, leads the way on the nose. The malt comes back with a deep sniff, more of a malty corn.

Initial taste was a bland, malty corn mix of average. That was about it, hardly an impressive following. Miller Lite comes to mind and I hate Miller Lite.

I guess I would call it refreshing, but bland and blah could replace refreshing. High on the carbonation. Corn and Miller Lite kept coming to mind.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 07:06:14 | More by BucannonXC5
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DonnieNarco

California

3.25/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Settles down immediately with no head, no aroma. Couldn't be less exciting....Taste begins a tad bitter but goes down smooth and somewhat refreshing. Tastes like a Pilzner similar to Miller Lite. Looks like typical "beer" but does have some refining taste to it. Have had better for cheaper.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 23:29:18 | More by DonnieNarco
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Jemonster

California

2.17/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Slightly pale orange gold with no head after settling.
bubbled light carbonation.

S: Barely any scent.

T: Sweet malt with some light herbal notes. No hops and not much flavor. Not much else.

M: Not quite carbonated enough. Viscosity is very middle of the road.

O: Meh. Nothing special or anything that stands out whatsoever.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 05:42:20 | More by Jemonster
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tjsmith910

Florida

3.7/5  rDev +36%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I learned of this beer from a neighbor who knew I liked a Lager style American beer. I was very skeptical until I tasted it. Hell, I even read reviews on this site about it and most of the reviews were not the most flattering, yet I tried it any ways.

It was exceptionally refreshing. I have no sense of smell so I gave it an average 3.0 rating as I have for all the beers I have reviewed. The color was basic. Nothing special about it at all. The taste and mouth feel though were nice. It was very smooth and had not a taste at all of bitterness. I did not feel full after a six pack and the price was right for this style of beer. My mouth and thirst were clinched in a very surprised way. I would not necessarily go out and purchase this beer on a regular occasion but I would definitely drink it on a here and there scale. It was very much worth it for me to try this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 21:02:58 | More by tjsmith910
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Brent

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

You can call a beer "small batch" and put a trendy label on the bottle, but mediocre is mediocre. A touch harsh at the front, then settles down to a moderate but one-dimensional bittering. Some out of balance sweetness moves in toward the end, where some astringent clean-up is needed. Overall, nicely packaged, somewhat more hopped Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 18:14:31 | More by Brent
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Whiteweasel

Illinois

2.33/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pee-coloured, bubbly on the glass. Little bright white head.

S: Like metal and corn. Nothing remotely special.

T: A little sweeter and hoppier than most AAL's but still pretty bad. Very corny and metallic.

M: Rough and highly carbonated, just a hint of alcohol for some reason. Rusty aftertaste

O: Just not very good. Its only inches above BMC standards. Bland beer that doesn't escape the pit that is the American Adjunct Lager.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 23:44:46 | More by Whiteweasel
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.08/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Yellow pour, looks abysmal like BMC but without the vibrance or clarity. Aroma is of detergent.

Had that corn light adjunct taste going for it. One of those beers that is so bland, it is actually difficult to drink, something off in the mouthfeel/aftertaste, possibly skunked a little bit, or aged, or both.

$5 a 6 pack, not even worth that. Not even in hot weather.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 04:45:50 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Cable Car Small Batch Lager from World Brews
68 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.