Cable Car | The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
4.58/5
1,000 Ratings
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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:
#59
Reviews:
234
Ratings:
1,000
pDev:
7.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,701
Gots:
100
Trade:
4
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

09' Bottle opened for my coworker and I at Toronado SD 6/29/11. What a treat!

Pops open with a bit of a gush, but the pour smacks the head in the face and you get a pour with almost no head. Bubbles gently caress the outskirts of the bottle. It pours a golden rod yellow and is very opaque. The smell is very fruity, but not very yeasty as some American Wild Ales tend to be. The tartness is also very well toned down in this beer. The mouthfeel on this beer is very playful its not too light. A very refreshing beer! Overall this beer is a definite A+ but the drinkability of it is kind of low unless you have an in with Toronado crew.

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

Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle into a Duvel tulip. Opened with a loud pop and the corked rushed out of the bottle. No LA carb issues on this one. Good looking front label and good tribute on the back to the Toronado. 2009 version. It was a hazy golden yellow with massive carb streams from both the etching and throughout the beer. It had a 2 finger white head that very slowly settled into a constant foam cap fed by the carbonation. Great lacing with a lot of it sticking on the sides.

The aroma was amazing. Sour, funky, lemon and other fruits, wood and yeast. Not as much horse blanket as others but still one of the best smelling wild ales out there. Was constantly swirling it and taking huge inhales. The taste was also exceptional and followed the aroma. Great sour bite from the start that never lets up before the near eye puckering finish. Great fruity and wood balance to offset the sour. Again, one of the best wild ales out there. Mouthfeel was tart with lots of carbonation and a dryish finish.

Overall, a world class wild ale that earns all the hype and high ratings. Highest recommendation - you must try this especially if you love wild ales. A bitch to find but so worth it. Rotation - not avail in TX. Extremely rare release. If I could, I'd have a bottle constantly in my fridge and cellar. As is, I'll keep searching for a trade as well as having at the Toronado-San Diego during my soon to be annual trips out there.

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Cable Car from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.58 out of 5 with 1,000 ratings
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