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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , 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 (18526) - 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 (17308) - 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 (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14401) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 750mL bottle, pours a cloudy dull golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of funkiness, some white wine, and some feint peaches. Flavour brings loads of peaches, white wine, funkiness, a champagne spritziness, and some dry white grape skins. Extremely complex, finishing champagne-like and a bit fruity. Remarkable depth to this, with all elements in perfect harmony. A wild ale of wonderful elegance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14090) - 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 (12717) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12507) - 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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
750ml bottle. A sour beer that doesn’t do much for me, very sticky but dry odd presence.

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