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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (10656) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
750ml bottle. A sour beer that doesn’t do much for me, very sticky but dry odd presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (4189) - San Diego, California, USA - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deekyn (1457) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (11864) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (651) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3204) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (1682) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2014
750mL. Dec. 2012 date. A: Gold color with bubbles and a faded white head. Nice lacing. N: Yeast, very green apple, lemon, straw, oak. Orange rind. T: Sweet like an apple with a cider like tartness. Some bitterness. M: medium body. Leaves residue on the palate. Alcohol is expertly hidden. O: Very enjoyable. Drinkable with a good amount of oak. Could pick this out of a lineup. Very distinct.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1916) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2014
I believe Teri Fahrendorf brought this to share, so I have her to thank! This was opened by DH, Nate and another fellow at Country Boy with a threaded screw and pliers, which was quite a spectacle. Nearly lemonade yellow pour with a small white film. The nose and flavor were vibrant and young- lemon, cheesecloth; acidity is not negligible. Palate is light, slick and flat. Reminds me of Tilquin Gueuze a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5851) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2014
From the 750 bottle. Light yellow color. Super dry saison with lovely tones of lemon and brett. Incredibly good and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7653) - Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2014
750 ml bottle to taster at RBWG (thanks Carl). Looks good; a hazy lemon with ample foamy white head. Smells funky and barnyard. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant mouthfeel. Good beer.

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