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The Ale Apothecary La Tache

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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1229) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Poured from bottle to glass. Golden hue with pillowy white head. Aroma is straw, lactic, stone fruit, grapefruit, peppercorn. Mouthfeel is great with a light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry with a tart following. Overall this is a nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2286) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2015
2013 bottle. A bit of work to get the cork out. Pale yellow pour, a slight haziness. Big white head. Slightly citrus and a hint of herb in the nose. Effervescent. Lightly sour. Wheat. Some citrus. A little rind on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1245) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a white head. Tart, funk, yeast and malt aroma. Tart, funk, yeast, citrus, floral and wheat flavors. Light body and lively carbonation. Tart, funk and citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2614) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Aroma: Yeast, Soapy, Bubble Gum Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Yeast, Light Fruit, Apples, Mild Soapy Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12314) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5819) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koskela (409) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (1402) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1306) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (899) - 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.

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