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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18996) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
26th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Tasting. Thanks to our Colin. Light haze on this gold beer. Little white head. Light winey tartness, little grape. Touch of tropical fruits and a nice light floral finish. My kind of sour!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (14746) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - big thanks to Colin for bringing this one. Pours cloudy yellow with a wispy white cream head. Lovely and enticing aroma, bright citrus, light funk, lemon and tangerine. Light to medium sweet flavor with some pale bready malts, light poo and funk, faint hay, lemon. Light to medium bodied with average to lively carbonation. Sweet finish, good and tangy, with more lemon, restrained citrus rind bitterness, poopy barnyard, yeast, a good dose of wild funk. Wonderful beer. Definitely one of the best of the night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (13643) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Hefig säuerlicher Antrunk, dessen Aromen sich zum Mittelteil deutlich steigern. Fruchtige, wenig süße Noten. Steigend fruchtig, harmonisch. Rundes, leicht alkoholisches Bier. 12/12/12/12/10/12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (13523) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle split at Craft Clerko, picked up at the Growler Guys Bend, 26/06/13. Hazed blonde with a good sized white head. Nose is tarte summer fruit, floral notes, white wine, melon, lightly soured white grapes. Taste comprises funky melon, lemon rind, farmyard, light sours, touch brett. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp and refreshing in the execution. Decent fayre - light sour meets saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12758) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2014
(750ml bottle, batch Sep 27, 2013) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of vinous, wood, cheese, herbs, earth, yogurt, and horse blanket. Flavor of vinous, oak, lacto, earthiness, cheese, grass, and citrus with a moderately dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10346) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10210) - 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 – 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10145) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10105) - 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.

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