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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Pours a glowing golden straw with a huge, fizzy white head that settles to a thin layer. Huge pineapple nose explodes from the glass. Flavor is more pineapple, coconut, banana, light farmhouse character, hay. Ridiculous and unlike anything I’ve ever had in the best way possible. I’d give it a 5 if it had a little more tartness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Batch 21DEC12 ABV 8.14% A nice clean lemon yellow with a solid sheet of bone white, super fine foam. Love to watch the solid column of bubbles rising from the center of the glass. Nose carries lemons, tartness, a touch of hay and manure, some hibiscus and some fresh cut grass, as it warms there is a leather and funk. Fucking A. Taste is initially nice and tart - not overly so at all - the tart character is well integrated with a nice earthen bitterness, plenty of lemon flavors, some soil, a bit of mushroom and water cracker. The beer feels light and easy on the palate, maybe a touch undercarbonated or something - although I like the way it feels, I can’t help but think it could be better. Another outrageously complex beer from a brewery that reinvigorates my sense of boundaries for what beer is, and can be. Brilliant, artistic, intriguing and layered.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dansrc51 (46) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
mathieuc (3377) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle shared (again) by Tommy, a huge thanks for this rare opportunity! Pours a somehow clear golden (for my pour) and cloudy for the others. Not much head and lacing but I don’t care. Aroma is vinous, with brett making its presence known quite loud. Really nice, I could smell it all night! Taste is not completely dry but that makes for an insanely drinkable beer. Flavors are like a fine white wine with some yellow fruits. Mouthfeel is slick and does not detract you from all the awesomeness. I was wowed, really.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18711) - 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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Another tasty Oregon beer shared by Jack. Oregon is really tearing it up with the funk these days. Another awesome funky saison/American sour aged in wine barrels. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (5387) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (7882) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
bottle shared by tom10101, many thanks! pours hazy yellow with a minimal white head, some retention. white wine, white grapes - fat and juicy chardonnay grapes, bretts, some funk, oranges, citrus, restrained lactic notes, spices and herbs, candies, powdered candy. some sweetness - tad too much. bright carbonation, light body - oily, nicely fruity, citrusy and lightly acidic finish. a very nice concotion!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (7619) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2013
750, corked and strung. Thank you so much, J&A. I thought this was wonderful when I got it. Far better now that it’s in the glass. Holy cow. Pours a crystal clear coppery pale gold with a dense and sudsy white head that sticks around. Big strawberry nose with gentle sweet counterpoints behind that; some moss, a little basement, a slight hint of meyer lemon. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Strawberries, basement, moss, and lemon on the mid palate. No barnyard, no mineral. If this geysers, sorry to say, it is unratable--because it is magnificent when it is in good shape.

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