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RATINGS: 82   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2013
750 from a grocerís in Bend. Hazy yellow pour with a generous, fine-bubbled white head which fades to a thin rim and leaves moderate lace. Nose is lemons and green apples, and a bit of barnyard funk. Medium body with moderate, fine carbonation. Lemons, leather, light sweetness. Finish is clean, with a hint of Brett funk and butter. Very nice balance on this one. Expensive and hard to find, but worth it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4518) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Alright, the second time Iíve had a beer from this genius out in the woods of Oregon. Seriously, a lifestyle Iím envious of regardless of the beer quality. Paid $28 for this in Vermont at Winooski Bev Warehouse. Having had the last beer from him in Portland, itís nice to enjoy this slowly at home (and split 2 ways). Enjoyed at 50F in a wine goblet (HFS Glass)

A - I would call this a mix between gold and orange. The second glass had some dregs so that one is a bit more cloudy but the first pour was crystal clear and looks like chardonnay. A 2 finger head fades to a thin line pretty fast.

S - The nose is loaded with grape skin and a mild cantaloupe. Sweet and a hint of barnyard funk. Not as complex as the Sahti but certainly a sweet microflora esque nose that isnít too tart or too sweet. Itís very similar to HFS Art in the nose but a lot less lactobacillus and oak.

T - Itís hard not to talk about taste and not talk about the mouthfeel first. Okay, well back to taste. Loads of sweet pinot grapes, sweet muscadine and juicy pears. Lactobacillus and Brett Trois and tannic tastes as well. Itís dry but not insanely dry. The finish is grassy with just a touch of tart.

M - Loving bottle conditioned bursting carbonation mouthfeel. Loaded with dry and peach acidity.

O - I loved Sahati. I like La Tache. It lacks that complexity but is still very good. If this was $10 cheaper, Iíd drink it often. Needs a bit more tartness and it feels high abv for 6%. Certainly a beer to be shared.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Cloudy gold pour with a very big white head. Lots of earthy funk in this one. Some unripe stone fruit, crabapples, yeast, dusty and wet blanket, barnyard, toothpicl. Very funky, lightly tart and quite delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle from box_social. Aroma and flavor of lemon, wild yeast, and breadfruit. Very nice and refreshing beer for playing guitar at the Klamath. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5188) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle shared by PaulUnwin. Cheers, Paul! Pours a clear yellow-orange with an excited, bretty white head. Nose is sweet malt, caramel, earthy brett, some barnyard, some pepper, and some funk. Flavor is similar with sweet malt, earthy brett, some barnyard, and some funk. Nice balance between sweet malt and brettiness. Light in body with lingering sweet and funk on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle, thanks to Mac, 08/20/2013. Golden hazy pour, thin frothy head fades quickly, thin ring of lacing. Aroma is tart green apples, green grapes, citrus, bright hay, barnyard must and chardonnay barrel, vinous. Taste is green grapes, nectarine and peach, bright and juicy, vanilla, lightly spiced white wine barrel, light funk. Medium, spritzy body. My only gripe would be the barrel is a bit dominating, but still really tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle... Pours hazy and light yellow with a fleeting white head. The bouquet is both grainy and fruity Ė lemon, to be more specific. Light to medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. The flavor is nice and tangy, but also a bit too sweet. Finishes crisp and citric. I love the name of this brewery. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6625) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle from batch March 8 2013: † Pale straw, hazy, large foamy white head, nice and thick lacing. † Soft fragrant straw, a little mealy, soft apple/pear skin. † As it warms I pick up a little bit of tartness. † Straw floral straw notes up front, wheaty, mealy, with bits of fruitiness. † A little tart and tangy, not overly sour by any means. † Better on the tongue than the nose suggests. † Seems like hibiscus at times, rose petals... yeah. † Somewhat of a little floral mountain shrubby characters too. † A bit of Brett, or at least it seems. † Not too bright tho. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full. † This is one of those beers you keep sipping to try and pin down, and before you know it the damn thing is gone. † Finishes with a soft tangy floral straw note. † Tasty, and different. † Donít expect too much sourness tho. †  Lingering sweat.   Thanks Krishna!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2013
750ml bottle. Hazy golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Fruity/apples, lighter funkiness, citrus, and some grassiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (3100) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Pours a bright gold with a thick white head. Aroma of Brett, pineapple. Taste is Brett, sweet pineapple, malt and cream. Very interesting and very tasty.

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