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La Tache - The Ale Apothecary

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93
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147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 115
Gots: 24 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
The Ale Apothecary visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 07-30-2012)
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Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -23%

04-17-2014 20:27:59 | More by AlexFields
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12-12-2013 23:02:46 | More by bishopdc0
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-27-2013 23:34:57 | More by standardcherry
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12-01-2013 22:39:56 | More by TKEbeerman
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-04-2013 00:24:53 | More by acurtis
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Tuckersmth

California

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09-16-2013 23:42:16 | More by Tuckersmth
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-03-2014 05:55:29 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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distantmantra

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-13-2014 18:44:08 | More by distantmantra
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-21-2013 22:50:33 | More by Sammy
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dirtylou

Washington

4.34/5  rDev +2.8%

750ml bottle split

12/21/12

Golden-yellow body, heavy carbonation. Another really lovely beer from the Ale Apothecary - self described as a 'table sour', dry hopped during its stay in oak barrels. Light, funk, lots of bright lemon citrus, hop juice, a bit acidic, sharp carbonation. It's a shame this stuff is so expensive (approaching Cascade levels), because these guys make wonderful beer with fantastic branding.

01-05-2014 19:11:02 | More by dirtylou
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woodchip

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.99/5  rDev -5.5%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Golden yellow body. Nice white head. Great surface foam and retention.

Smell - Wine barrel is strong. Bready malts. Slightly hoppy. More hoppy than I expected.

Taste - Wine barrel is strong here too, but sweet pale malts and a bready malt character that dominates. Hoppy flavor blends well. Interesting merger of styles.

Mouthfeel - A touch too sweet. Well carbonated.

Overall - Another interesting offering from Ale Apothecary. Similar to Sahalie, maybe less crazy.

02-26-2013 01:54:24 | More by Alieniloquium
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Washington

4.26/5  rDev +0.9%

A: Pours the color of--dare I say it--a tasteless American macro-lager, but with a frothy, continuous pure white head. The carbonation is very visible.
S: Pretty subtle aromas. Some grapefruit, and melon, but with a little bit of musty . Smells similar to a Berliner Weisse, but with less lacto and wheat scents up front.
T: Immediately, I pick up lemon verbena and sticky honeydew melon, with some white wine, and finishes with oak. Rolling it around my mouth on another sip, I notice some almost indistinguishable notes of Cascade hops, some wheat and more of the lactic acidity.
M: Excellent mouthfeel. Lingering effervescence.
O: An exceptional wild ale from a brewery that seriously knows what they're doing with both spontaneous fermentation and oak barrels. This bottle was opened exactly six months after the bottling date. I'd be curious to know what younger and older versions of this would taste like. Very subtle, but highly recommended. I look forward to tasting later vintages of all their beers.

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La Tache from The Ale Apothecary
93 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.