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The Ale Apothecary La Tache

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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The Beer Formerly Known as LA TACHE is the table sour produced year-round by The Ale Apothecary. (TBFKA) LA TACHE is made of malted barley & wheat and Goschie Farms Cascade Hops. The hops are used only for aroma as the balance of the beer comes from acid produced by our house lactobacillus culture. She spends 3-9 months in our barrels during a long, relaxed fermentation prior to a month-long dry-hopping (yes, in oak barrels!). Our sensory experience is lemon citrus & fermented orchard fruit nose over earthy undertones. The palate finishes with soft lactic acid balanced by the malt body.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2014
(750ml bottle, batch Sep 27, 2013) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of vinous, wood, cheese, herbs, earth, yogurt, and horse blanket. Flavor of vinous, oak, lacto, earthiness, cheese, grass, and citrus with a moderately dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2014
(2013 bottle) clear gold, fine white bubbles. Nose of cascade hops, lemon, moss, cellar floor, complex and fresh. Taste is even better, lightly hoppy, citrusy Brett, lemon, complex, light and refreshing. Touch of plain yogurt sourness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koskela (290) - Marysville, California, USA - SEP 30, 2014
A sour slight yeasty aroma withh the fruitieness of wine come from this hazy blonde ale with a white head. I taste at first a farmhouse ale taste then tartness of the wild yeast followed with good combo comes the fruitiness of green grapes. It has an almost medium body with a crispness and alot of carb. Overall a decent brew worth the $25 for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (866) - Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours light yellow with white head. Aroma is extremely ripe, tropical fruits. Tadte is very fruity, sweet, medium bodied. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1034) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle to goblet Barnyard, lacto, lemon, grapefruit, sour grapes. Amberish yellow, thin frothy head. Starts with some sweetness, then the sourness, but nothing too over the top, some apple, lemon, and funk. Smells amazing, tastes good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (647) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle shared by willy, thanks buddy. Aroma citrus funk, barnyard, wow I hope this smells like it tastes. Taste is light citrus funk, acidic, oak, dry finish. Not as good as the aroma suggests but still really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (10838) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Hefig säuerlicher Antrunk, dessen Aromen sich zum Mittelteil deutlich steigern. Fruchtige, wenig süße Noten. Steigend fruchtig, harmonisch. Rundes, leicht alkoholisches Bier. 12/12/12/12/10/12

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3041) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle shared by Scott. Pours cloudy dark golden color with white head. Funky aroma with some oak and lemon. Funky tart flavor with some tropical citrus, sour lemon, grass, earthiness and oak. Medium body with lively carbonation. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1024) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Hazy gold pour with white head. Familiar herbal, medicinal aroma I expect from Ale Apothecary. Oak, some funk, lemon, and hay. Funky, moderately dry, with a pleasant tart finish. Medium body. Cool beer, I would definitely drink again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Another tasty Oregon beer shared by Jack. Oregon is really tearing it up with the funk these days. Another awesome funky saison/American sour aged in wine barrels. Tasty stuff.


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