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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 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 (5168) - 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 (10563) - 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 (6599) - 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 (11274) - 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 (3058) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12244) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle, big thanks to Colin. It pours hazy pale yellow with a thick white head. The nose is earth, lemon, sherbet, vinous, lemonade, wood, white grape, kiwi and a touch of lime. The taste is lemon, grapefruit, hay, dough, green apple, kiwi, watermelon, brett, earth, mild icing sugar, vinous and white grape with a dry, lightly tart finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel, Smooth, lightly tart and very well-balanced. Nice work!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
A good wild ale, not so sour. Tomís bottle. Very good but not as good as Sahalte, more of a preliminary. Apple and some pineapple.A little funky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1974) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Pours a darkened yellow. Slightly cloudy - you can still see through it. Fizzy white head. Little lacing and the head dies away quickly. Very faint diacetyl note. Nice acidity. Some raspberry, lime, orange, lemon, apricot, plum. The taste is quite tannic, very woody. The carbonation gets in the way of the flavor, but thereís also some more tart fruit in there. Blackberry, raspberry, lemon, plum. Everything under ripe. A little bit of butter in the finish. Mouthfeel is prickly, effervescent. Carbonation is too high for me. Otherwise, the feel is rather light for the abv. Itís just ok and, really, a bit of a disappointment to my expectations for this brewery. Itís overcarbonated and somewhat lacking in flavor, ultimately. Still, itís also easy to drink and hides is strength well. Kind of a mixed bag.

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