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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sitzds (318) - - JAN 25, 2014
750ml bottle shared during #bottlecherwednesday at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. Poured into a tulip. Golden-yellow slightly hazy appearance with a thin white head that quickly fizzes down to nothing. Aroma is lactic funkiness, citrus, tropical fruit, bready malt, and oak. Taste is tart/sour tropical and citrus fruit, grassy hop bitterness, oak, buttery, and vinous on the finish. Medium-light body, smooth, thin texture, fizzy carbonation, dry finish.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1916) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2017
750ml bottle pours a golden color with a bit of head. Mild sourness, nice funk, lots of white wine and oak.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (12624) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with medium white head that lasts. The aroma is oak, earth, yeast, lemon zest, oak. Medium body, lemon zest, oak, funk, brett, light tartness, really enjoyed this.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiery_1 (491) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2016
Backlog rating.
750ml bottle @ home(Thanks Jamie W). Bottled 2015.06.06. Pours a clear light golden colour with a nice white head. Nose is somewhat sulfurous(dirty socks and farts), lemony citrus, and very very funky. Flavour is lemon, sour, and dynamically funky. Interesting, but worth the price?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (13586) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2016
Bottle - Funky, acidic and bready. Gloudy yellow with a decent white head. Quick acidity and a creamy funky finish. Interesting and not really worth the crazy price.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5948) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 24, 2016
750ml corked bottle pours a hazy yellow golden color with a generous white head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is lemon with some mild funk and citrus and barrel tones. Taste is a lemon tartness with a fruity and malty sweetness and citrus hop bitterness and a dry yeasty finish. Medium bodied with abundant carbonation. Overall, a well done sour ale that good, but cant justify the price tag for this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1165) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2016
A 2015 bottle on the Ale Apothecary beers tasting at Firefly on Cambie. Bottled 06-Jun-2015. Tasted with Brian. Pours a clear pale golden with a white head. Aroma is funky, earthy, kind of exhausted gas (which disappers after several minutes), lemony. Taste is sour, earthy, lemony, fermented veggies notes (sauerkraut). Refreshing, good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gephross100 (588) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Pours a hazy orange color. Apricot nose. Plum and apricot flavor. Medium mouthfeel. Medium sourness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (2934) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2016
From notes. Had this one at Dougs House with a get together with he and Chris on August 22. 750 mL bottle shared as the night cap. The pour is a nice golden yellow with a thicker white head that slowly fades down leaving a nice lace. The aroma is blasting with citrus sourness and a great dryness. There is a light sweet barrel influence, but this is really a bright citrusy sour. The flavor is a little dustier. There is some lemongrass and a good barnyard funkiness. The citrus sour is still front and center. This is a really good, relatively simple sour. I like it. The mouth feel is a light and crisp, but its a little syrupy, with a nice bright carbonation and a lingeringly sour lemon on the finish. Nice capper!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (6496) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle, Pours hazy yellow gold with tons of carbonation and white head. Notes of lemonade, lemon lime, oak, yeast, light rust, lemongrass and spruce. Light bodied. Nice gear

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boisebeerguy (209) - boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 28, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2016 From 750ml bottle. This is probably one of my favorite year round apothecary beers. It is a little more tart than sahalie and the high ABV is very well masked.


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