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The Ale Apothecary La Tache

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3009) - 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 (869) - 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 (3948) - 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.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (287) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Pours a glowing golden straw with a huge, fizzy white head that settles to a thin layer. Huge pineapple nose explodes from the glass. Flavor is more pineapple, coconut, banana, light farmhouse character, hay. Ridiculous and unlike anything I’ve ever had in the best way possible. I’d give it a 5 if it had a little more tartness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7200) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
750ml bottle. A sour beer that doesn’t do much for me, very sticky but dry odd presence.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1997) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Une saison équilibrée mais complexe que j’aurais préféré moins sucrée. Les bretts et les zests de fruits manque la fin abrupte souhaitable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deekyn (1165) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
A - pours bright light yellow with 2 finger fluffy head. S - nose is lemony, soapy hops with an almost cheese funk. M - light body with a simple palate. Dry. T - simple lemony, lightly earthy barnyardy with dry grass end. Some lacto. O - not bad. 3.6

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6259) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 750mL bottle, pours a cloudy dull golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of funkiness, some white wine, and some feint peaches. Flavour brings loads of peaches, white wine, funkiness, a champagne spritziness, and some dry white grape skins. Extremely complex, finishing champagne-like and a bit fruity. Remarkable depth to this, with all elements in perfect harmony. A wild ale of wonderful elegance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (615) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2014
On draught at Pdx farmhouse and wild ale fest - aged in dark rum barrels. Pours cloudy golden with small but lingering head. Taste is complex blend of grapefruit juice, bitter grass, and earthy wood finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2205) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle shared by Michael at Peg’s. Yellow pour with a white head. Yeasty aromas. Dry and effervescent with light lemon zest notes.


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