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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (2663) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Clear straw golden with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma is winey and fruity with brettanomyces, wood, light cheesy notes and light sweetness. Taste is moderately sweet and winey with fruits, brettanomyces, wood and cheesy notes again. Medium body. Slightly dry. Winey mouthfeel. Really complex. Nice winey presence. A tad too sweet, but still a world-class beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Thanks to Dave for sharing this. Bottled December 21, 2012. Just like the Sahalie, body is light yellow and a bit hazy. Good white head and nice retention. The nose has a bit of faint sulfur and cheese underneath very nice wheat. Behind that there’s some lemon and faint spice. Flavor is similar with a bit less acidity than the Sahalie, but same wonderful complexity. Body is very light with mild acidity. Super easy drinking. Again, just wow. I am really impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2424) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2013
The beer is light golden and fairly hazy with a small, broken white head. The aroma offers lemons, wild yeast, citric funk. Magically easy to drink. Effortless on the palate. Remarkably smooth. Light on the palate. Moderate carbonation. Another great beer from a brewery I hadn’t heard of before tonight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2236) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Poured from a 750 ml bottle, thanks to the Bodies crew. Light and fruity, peach, slight tartness, light graininess. Very good, refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (806) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2013
cloudy straw with thin white head. Aroma is tart lemon, grain, and hay. Palate is light, carbonation is low and bubbly. Flavor is tart, hay, but some residual sweetness too (fairly neutral, no caramel). Some subtle woodiness contributes to complexity. A lovely beer; a true wild fermentation- so cool!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dansrc51 (45) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Pours golden orange with a light head. Aroma of citrus, apple, and pear. Taste was slight sour up front with fruit and wheat a light lingering finish and a little smoothness from residual diacetel. Effervescent on the palate, melting away quickly and leaving a very Pleasant taste. Overall I really enjoyed this beer. For the price point I don't know that it is better then a few other Brett condition/farmhouse beers I've tried. The aging in barrels only left mild impressions of fruit flavors. I am very interested to see where this company goes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4116) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle shared on New Years Eve... Poured hazy golden, straw yellow with a lacy off-white head. Nose had wood and yeast funk that lent to a musky old attic tone. Mouthfeel was spot on here. Tasted of light fruits like apples, citrus, apricots with a mild tartness but mostly a yeast presence that added depth and complexity. This guy is going to be huge once he lands on everyone’s radar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 No label on this thing and the story behind this brewery is awesome. André brought this one over and man am I glad he did. Poured a hazy golden color in appearance with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Smell is very funky, basement, cobwebs, huge urine, brett, and light pineapple. Taste is extremely well-balanced, with funky notes, dust, pineapple, brett, and apricots. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. The taste is really young, yet refined and funky. A really great beer with so much complexity and Belgian influence. This was a really pleasant surprise and I can’t wait to try some other beers from this brewery. Very well-done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle @ Stephen’s house, courtesy of André . I believe he picked it up from the brewer while on his Oregonian tour. Muchas gracias, mi amigo! 750 mL bottle. Cloudy, yellow-orange appearance with a bubbly, off-white head that dissipates pretty quickly. Super funky, cheesy, herbal/woody, lemon, earthy, urine aroma. Very interesting nose with some very nice notes, but the urine scent is somewhat off-putting. Cheesy, tangy, very funky, tart lemon, rustic/earthy, woody flavor. Wow, this really was a pleasure to taste. Tons of funk and cheese, though there were a few off-putting flavors- can’t really call them off flavors, as this was spontaneously fermented. Really a nice introduction to The Ale Apothecary. Thanks again, André!

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