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2012 Cable Car

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by aasher, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Has anyone else opened one and gotten nothing but chlorine in the aroma and flavor?
  2. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Sep 22, 2009 California

    I tried some the other day and didn't notice anything like what you describe.
  3. MrFootstones

    MrFootstones Aug 8, 2008 California

    Had one yesterday. No chlorine, but overall, I think it needs a year or 2 to get to where I want it (based on past vintages).
  4. beerific

    beerific Nov 8, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    I've had a couple different bottles and no chlorine either. I agree that it is young though and can use some age.
  5. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Jul 19, 2009

    I am not entirely convinced you didn't hand bottle the neighbors hot tub water to have a funny on us all.....;)
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  6. Franch

    Franch Mar 22, 2011 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    no chlorine at all
  7. JulianB

    JulianB Feb 1, 2012 South Carolina

    I shared one with 2 guys at Lost Abbey's tasting room and thought it was absolutely delicious.
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  8. stupac2

    stupac2 Feb 22, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    I had the same bottle as MrFootStones, and like him got absolutely no off flavors at all. It was a little more sour than I expect from Cable Car, but otherwise just like the other vintages I've had. Chlorine is a really strange smell to have in a beer, have you contacted them?
  9. bauermj

    bauermj May 4, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    CC is definitely my favorite American wild. I haven't had a chance to try this vintage yet but have only heard good things from this batch.
  10. penniwisdom

    penniwisdom Sep 10, 2010 California

    I found this batch to be incredible. Lots of cheese funk and exotic citrus flavors. I agree it will be even better in a 1-2 years but damn it is tasty right out of the gate.
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  11. Rempo

    Rempo Jan 18, 2010 Indiana

    :( Very sad - looks like some bad luck with that bottle, Al.

    Definitely chlorine, extremely strong in the aftertaste.
  12. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Jul 19, 2009

    Maybe we all shared a group hallucination....but yeah I had had CC before and didn't recall that weirdness prior.
  13. SpdKilz

    SpdKilz Jan 8, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Stop talking about my precious this way! ;)
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  14. claaark13

    claaark13 Nov 29, 2007 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Maybe it was because you drank 4 incredible actual gueuzes/lambic right before the AWAs.

    That's like getting laid by your favorite porn star and then expecting the hot chick you're taking to prom to meet the same standards later that evening.
  15. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Jul 19, 2009

    I thought that may be it as well but the b3 beat wasn't off. I dunno. You didn't get the chemical thing?
  16. Shagtastic

    Shagtastic Jul 30, 2011 Indiana

    I got the chemical thing for sure :( I don't think it was hallucinations but if it was those other bottles truly were that amazing
  17. ales4baldo

    ales4baldo Jul 8, 2011 California

    Drank one a couple days ago....left me drooling. And not because of chlorine.
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