Cable Car | The Lost Abbey

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by stephendr on 08-12-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#70
Reviews:
236
Ratings:
1,051
pDev:
7.86%
 
 
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2,714
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109
Trade:
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4.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zach_Attack
4.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

05/2016 - 2014 vintage - No effs given about the price for on-site consumption as this beer is truly complex, multi-layered, and beautiful. Semi-sweet, oak, funky, nice tartness; balanced.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.01/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.23/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.84/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.56/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Type: 6-oz. draft (I think)
Glass: Clear stemmed tulip
From: Toronado in North Park (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $10.00
Purchased: May 24, 2018
Consumed: May 24, 2018
Reviewed as: American Wild Ale
Misc.: N/A

Saw that Toronado would be tapping this gem Thursday earlier in the week as part of Toronado’s 10th anniversary and things worked out where I could sneak over from work after lunch. Had no idea of the price until I paid. Really didn’t know the size of the glass either, initially thinking eight ounces then later thinking six. Either way, this beer was supposed to be a stud, coming in at No. 55 all-time on Beer Advocate. Scanning the QR code on their website after the fact, it read, “Good luck! We produced this limited release barrel aged sour blended beer for the 20th anniversary of the Toronado in San Francisco. A whopping 35 cases were made.”

Poured a golden clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of frothy off-white head when I got it. Some bubbles creeping up from the bottom of the glass. World-class spotty lacing. World-class retention. Really great looking beer for a sour. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled funky tart, pear, apple, cherry, skunky vinegar, oak, white grape, white wine barrel, peach, lemon, light lime and Irish Spring soap. (Smell - 4.50)

Taste was better than the smell. Got green apple skin, pear, funky tart, light cherry vinegar, white grape, French oak barrel, lemon, lingering spice, apricot and light mixed berry. (Taste - 4.50)

Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Astringent tart finish. (Feel - 4.50)

About as good as I hoped, although I feel like I overrated it slightly. (Overall - 4.50)

4.50 | 100 | A+

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4.15/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017

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

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2016 Vintage

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4.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.52/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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