La Tache - The Ale Apothecary
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4.69/5 rDev +11.1%
Thanks to OakedCanuck for the awesome in person trade this past summer.
A 750ml corked bottle that is bound with string. The cork loudly pops and I anticipate a gusher but the beer stays put. A straw pale yellow brew pours into my glass with a huge frothy white head, crazy carbonation bubbles up from the depths of my glass.
Nose is of pear, sweet grass and tropical fruit
The taste opens up with pear, grassy notes and a slight funk. The taste of Belgian yeast is in the finish.
Overall really good stuff. The taste is fairly delicate with the funk being light. Nice balanced flavours. I want to try the other offerings from this brewery.
01-30-2014 03:56:07 | More by alpineclimber
4.61/5 rDev +9.2%
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.
03-16-2013 12:34:40 | More by Thorpe429
4.54/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
02-22-2013 05:41:05 | More by harrymel
La Tache from The Ale Apothecary
93 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.