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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
sitzds (318) - - JAN 25, 2014
750ml bottle shared during #bottlecherwednesday at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. Poured into a tulip. Golden-yellow slightly hazy appearance with a thin white head that quickly fizzes down to nothing. Aroma is lactic funkiness, citrus, tropical fruit, bready malt, and oak. Taste is tart/sour tropical and citrus fruit, grassy hop bitterness, oak, buttery, and vinous on the finish. Medium-light body, smooth, thin texture, fizzy carbonation, dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
symmetric (71) - - JAN 2, 2014
Pours an opaque straw colour. Complex raisiny, horsey aroma. Clean, without too many phenols. Came out over-carbonated, at champaign levels, but after sitting for a while it calmed down. Nice long bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2279) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
Cloudy pale yellow with a good bright white head. Aroma is gym socks, cheesy funk (Brie rind), citrus rind. Medium-full bodied, complex on the palate with umami overtones, hint of sourness fading into a tangy sweetness on the finish. Taste is Brie, persimmon, orange peel, Greek yogurt, lemongrass. Yum!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8021) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2013
750 ml bottle. I busted one bottle, so I bought another! Worth it. Pours a very hazy orange/straw color with a large, slightly over-carbonated white head. A nose of straw, citrus, some yeast. This is a wonderful beer: hay, straw earthy grains, robust lemon and citrus bitterness, light lactic sourness, fluffy palate. The overall drinkability is very high. The palate and the soft sourness make this just wonderful. Like a Berliner Weiss.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle poured a hazy yellow with thick white head. Smell of bretty yeast and citrus. Taste was heavy brett with a mild stone fruit, wine barrel character. Really nice beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle, thanks Paul. Cloudy creamy yellow with big white head. Sharp funky aroma, nostril burning, citrusy, smells salty if that’s possible. Taste is sharp lemon funk and then slightly earthy in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8698) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle from City Beer. Pours light gold with a thick but transient white head and a citrus and yeast aroma. There is a mildly sour light malt flavor with some oak, banana ester and a hint of wine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13616) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy lemon with a creamy, fizzy white head. Aroma is sort of citrusy berlinner weiss. Near med body. Flavor is more funky than citrus. Moderately sour. Oak is apparent with time. Tasty ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1503) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle from citybeer. Pours yellow with white head. Aroma was funk and esters. Taste was barnyard funk with hay, dirt socks, and a leathery mouth feel. Lots of brett

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle at Tony/Jim BA Birthday Extravaganza 2013 (Western Springs, IL). Pours a nice well hazed bright yellow straw hue. Murky bright hue with bright creamy white head. Firmer ring sticks around, mellow lacing. Aromas are a bit of farmhouse yeast, dry straw and gentle fruit. Touches of oak, some wine tannic feel meets some lactic tartness, yogurt and lemony. A bit of white pepper, earth and yeast keeps this a bit more even keeled. Initial is lighter end of the fold with some nice tartness, yogurt and lemon hit. Some farmhouse yeast, dryness and lingering estery fruit. Apple, some pear and gentle yogurt. Middle is a bit funky, tart, some gentle yeast grows a bit more back here. Gentle barrel, lingering wine elements as we hit the backend. Somedryness, frui t elements, and a touch of tartness. Yogurty and a bit tart, some lingering fruit sweetness as we finish. Young but interesting. Nose is really nice.


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