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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stephendr on 08-12-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#58
Reviews:
234
Ratings:
1,015
pDev:
7.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2,702
Gots:
101
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Ratings: 1,015 |  Reviews: 234
Photo of Stefko
4.74/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ac24
4.62/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Matagal
4.33/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.15/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fux
4.38/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage
A: Orange, cloudy with no foam. Orange glints, juicy look.
S: Funky, tart and sour. Barnyard, hay and funk dominate, with also lots of fruits and a mineral scent. Also some lactiness reminding this is an AWA rather than a gueuze.
T: Taste is also tart and funky, with hay, barnyard and horseblanket. Very complex. Not at all one-dimensional as AWAs can sometimes be. The lactiness is there but more subdued and not disturbing. Quite clean actually.
M: Carbonation is ok, the mouthfeel is quite low, though. It could have been more lively.
O: Very good in the style. I did prefer Duck Duck Goose However.

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

Recently took a trip to San Diego and this gem was available at Toronado. Its been on my bucket list for a long time and it was everything I hoped it would be. Good tart level, nice wood tones and just an overall enjoyable beer. Hope this won't be the only time in my life I get to try this. 2014 version.

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Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zack_B
4.06/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
4.24/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of facesnorth
4.03/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shogun250
4.96/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I actually thought this one met the hype. Crazy complex, well done beer. Hazy, light, very aromatic and the aftertaste kept going in a good way. This was even a 2014 and prob gets better with age. I had this side by side with 2013 DDG which was also top notch for me this beer was a tad more enjoyable. I am rating this however with price not in mind. When I had this next to a 375 ml CD14 it was tough to justify how much I gave up for it. No regrets definitely nice to have once. Hard to think any blond sour ale could be better.

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Photo of mgr78704
4.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lupercmda
4.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this at Toronado bar in SF tonight. Pours a golden hue which has a nice carbonation level. Smell is of sour oakiness. Taste is of lemony, oakiness with a mild acidity and a moderate sour taste. Does not overpower you with the sourness. Finish is slightly sour with a nice clean finish. I think this may be the best wild ale I have ever had. Bravo!!

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Photo of BG24
4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of weonfire
4.39/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage consumed April 2015. Soft yet very nice presence of oak. Well carbonated. Had a very minimal woody nose - which i would place on its age. Certain whale status. I would say it lived up to its hype.

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Photo of spoony
4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

This beer is a erotic sex show in your mouth. The smoothness and body are perfect. For a non fruited wild ale it's absolutely amazing. Worth the price and adventure in trying.

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Photo of LakerLeith
4.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hallsey3
4.11/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amano_h
4.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tswater
4.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of opwog
4.37/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Cable Car from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.58 out of 5 with 1,015 ratings
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