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La Tache - The Ale Apothecary

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 113
Gots: 23 | 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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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -23%

04-17-2014 20:27:59 | More by AlexFields
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JuanAlberto

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-24-2014 18:28:10 | More by JuanAlberto
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a well carbonated, hazy straw yellow that's consistently topped by a foamy white head throughout drinking. There is no sediment and minimal lace. The nose is predominantly funky with a slightly tart grainy sweetness. Similarly, the taste brings forward tart lemony cracked grain upfront, which transitions into lingering yeast, a slight booze, hinting bitterness, and citrus in the finish. It's definitely a light bodied, effervescent farmhouse that captures some serious funk while maintaining excellent drinkability. This definitely hits the spot, would recommend and drink again given the chance.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 23:43:38 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

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07-22-2014 03:00:38 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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draheim

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL (bottled 4/10/2014, 7.75% ABV) into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy pale straw color w/ a big monstrous white head of tiny champagne bubbles typical of a wild ale, with lively, vigorous carbonation.

Aroma is light and tart, with just a touch of grassy, citrusy funk. Very nice and clean.

Taste is citrusy, vinous, bready, tart and bright. Lemons, spices, pear, all finishing with a clean acidity. The perfect level of sweetness to balance the subtle sour character.

Mouthfeel is light and enjoyable, finishes nice and dry.

Overall, this is a truly outstanding beer, one of the best American wild ales I think I've ever had. I could drink this every day if I could afford it. Glad my friends were willing to pick this up for me when they were down in Bend last weekend.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 02:43:33 | More by draheim
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British Columbia (Canada)

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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Washington

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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La Tache from The Ale Apothecary
93 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.