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RATINGS: 96   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
SkillsFactory (738) - ITALY - JUN 3, 2017
@ArrogantSourFestival Arancio opalescente con riflessi dorati, schiuma bianca avara ma di ottima persistenza. Aroma legnoso, lime, mezcal, nota di sale, acetone. In bocca sempre lime, legno e mezcal e acetone, finale sempre aspro con lime equilibrato però da barrique e note di cantina. Corpo poco più che leggero, non molto carbonata.

4
nimbleprop (8376) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2017
750ml bottle pours a clear gold with some creamy, white head. Nose of butter, green grapes, straw, grass, a little papaya. Flavor is lemon, a little white plum, gree grape, butter here too. Finishes dry and tart.

3.1
GenDV138 (7277) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2017
750 ml bottle shared. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of tart lemon lime. Tastes of lemon lime, tart notes, stone fruit, funk. Light body with a dry finish.

4.1
dnstone (3404) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2017
A nice lightly funky, vinegar acidic aroma. Pours a hazed golden orange with off white head. Acidic vinegar like, approaching sour, light funk and light wood notes. I really like this beer and would love to try it aged. Notes: bottle pour at the brand new tasting room, June 17

3.7
solidfunk (8941) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2017
Orange and grapefruit. Great balance like Assad between Russia, U.S. and ISIS. Tangy and sweet finish. Bottle.

3.2
Westchesterco (2043) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2017
From a bottle shared at the DC RB gathering Memorial Day weekend 2017 it is a clear effervescent gold with an off white head.the aroma is sour grapes and the taste is stinging sour with hints of peaches Still not a fan of sour beers

3.9
Iphonephan (6985) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2017
From a bottle shared at the DC RB gathering Memorial Day weekend 2017. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Vinyl aroma. Flavors of peach with a champagne like mouthfeel. Nice.

4
BuckeyeBoy (7663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 19, 2017
750ml bottle pours out hazy golden topped with a small head. Nose is nice oak barrel some funky lemon citrus zest and spice. Taste is more of the nice oak barrel notes and plenty sour funk.

4.1
DuffMan (10421) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2017
Bottle, shared at game night. Lively pour, hazy bright yellow. Lots of barnyard and lemon, woody and juicy and spicy. Lovely complexity here, really delicious. Pretty strong for what they are calling a table beer. I find it funny that every one of us reviewing this brew has commented on the egregious pricetag. But we paid it, didn’t we? Bunch of suckers lol (me included).

4
UXO (1896) - CANADA - JAN 28, 2017
Appearance: hazy pale to medium gold with one fat finger of fizzy ivory head diminishing rapidly (and loudly!) to a thin collar, patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: complex, dry hay funk, stone fruit, lemon zest, sweet wheat malt, oak. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate tart, low bitter. (8/10) Palate: light body, lively carbonation, off-dry lightly funky finish. (4/5) A fair bit sweeter than I was expecting, except for which I’d almost consider it a decent Farmhouse/Saison. It has strong similarities to Gueuze as well, except again for the relatively high sweetness. And, to be clear, that sweetness isn’t overwhelming or unbalanced, but it certainly makes this difficult to characterize as anything but an American Wild. The stone fruit, lemon zest, and oak give this a strongly vinous character, and in a blind taste test, I’d bet you could convince someone this was actually an oddball white wine. Quite interesting, and well worth trying if you find it - assuming you have no problem with the frankly ludicrous price tag. (16/20)


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