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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1988) - 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 (6420) - 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 (8047) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2318) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8324) - 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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9011) - 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.

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