La Tache - The Ale Apothecary
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4.23/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
07-22-2014 23:43:38 | More by ThePorterSorter
4.5/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
07-22-2014 02:43:33 | More by draheim
La Tache from The Ale Apothecary
93 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.