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Cable Car Kriek | The Lost Abbey

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4.62/5
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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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HopHead84 on 11-12-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
134
pDev:
8.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
7
Trade:
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Ratings: 134 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Srfnflmngo
4.77/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look of murky ruby red. Small amount of head forms at the top. Smell is of vinous cherry. Smells excellent still. Taste is light acidity and funk with full blown cherry. The feel is light and perfect amount of carbonation. Even after all these years it still has a lot of cherry. Hands down one of the best sours I have ever had the opportunity to drink. Would hunt it down again for sure.

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Photo of halo3one
4.74/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JohnParadee
4.88/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of SpdKilz
4.79/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fux
4.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this side by side with 2013 regular Cable Car and Veritas 012.
A: Be warned, this is a gusher! We were aware of it so we opened it carefully enough to lose very few of it. Pours darker than Veritas 012, reddish with a good white foam.
S: Smell is really complex, although the cherry is not obvious. The balance is awesome. Barnyard, funk, verry clean. Tart cherries come after with raspberries and minerals aromas. Reminiscent of the old 3F Hommage for some reason.
T: Taste is more focused on the red fruits and some soaked fruits. Still very clean for an American wild ale. Lots of funk, barnyard, horse blanket, hay. Sharp sourness, no acidic acid, no lactiness. Highly drinkable.
M: Well carbonated, soft mouthfeel, puckering sourness, awesome!
O: Mindblowing beer. Very very surprising. It brings Cable Car to another level and completely overwhelms the Veritas 012. I am glad I was able to try this, it certainly lives up to the hype.

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Photo of jbriggs7
4.8/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Zack_B
4.98/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of OneBeertoRTA
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of baybum
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Might be the best beer I've ever had!

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

Photo of shoyoroll
4.89/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SocalKicks
4.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akang
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HypeTrain
4.94/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Fogindex
4.89/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gr8zehaman
4.39/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MalibuKenny
4.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bobbydigi
4.17/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of fromthewood
3.75/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.17/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy and murky red body. Did not gush! Small white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Juicy cherry. Acidic, but the cherry has a sweet pie aroma. Characteristic Lost Abbey sour aroma. Not quite acetic, but intense and woody.

Taste - Cherry is just like the aroma, hints of cherry pie but not that sweet. Woody. Has some vinegar sourness to it.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Moderate sourness, not so intense, especially for a Lost Abbey beer.

Overall - This still doesn't compare to the complexity of a lambic, but it's very good. Nowhere near worth what it takes to get, though.

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Photo of omegagogetass4
4.25/5  rDev -8%

Photo of afsdan
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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Cable Car Kriek from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.62 out of 5 with 134 ratings
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