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La Tache - The Ale Apothecary

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

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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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -28.9%

01-06-2014 02:28:43 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -28.9%

09-23-2013 07:19:28 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -23%

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

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -23%

11-17-2013 01:02:03 | More by anteater
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popery

California

3.48/5  rDev -17.5%

Pours a darkened yellow. Slightly cloudy - you can still see through it. Fizzy white head. Little lacing and the head dies away quickly. Very faint diacetyl note. Nice acidity. Some raspberry, lime, orange, lemon, apricot, plum. The taste is quite tannic, very woody. The carbonation gets in the way of the flavor, but there's also some more tart fruit in there. Blackberry, raspberry, lemon, plum. Everything under ripe. A little bit of butter in the finish. Mouthfeel is prickly, effervescent. Carbonation is too high for me. Otherwise, the feel is rather light for the abv. It's just ok and, really, a bit of a disappointment to my expectations for this brewery. It's overcarbonated and somewhat lacking in flavor, ultimately. Still, it's also easy to drink and hides is strength well. Kind of a mixed bag.

07-15-2013 02:47:57 | More by popery
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

12-12-2013 23:02:46 | More by bishopdc0
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mctizzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

12-11-2013 18:02:46 | More by mctizzz
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-09-2013 21:24:00 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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TKEbeerman

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

12-01-2013 22:39:56 | More by TKEbeerman
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Okisailor

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-21-2013 15:28:50 | More by Okisailor
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Eighty

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-13-2013 20:23:29 | More by Eighty
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

11-03-2013 02:11:51 | More by ygtbsm94
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-21-2014 21:01:10 | More by IrishColonial
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chippo33

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-03-2013 03:15:18 | More by chippo33
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SupremePie

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-03-2013 23:55:41 | More by SupremePie
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Gobzilla

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-03-2014 00:55:20 | More by Gobzilla
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-08-2013 07:53:02 | More by zestar
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jaylib

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

10-15-2013 16:07:46 | More by jaylib
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-06-2014 02:41:02 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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BillHilly

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-06-2013 02:06:42 | More by BillHilly
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sharpski

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-12-2013 16:30:29 | More by sharpski
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Zaximus

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-21-2014 03:59:32 | More by Zaximus
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -8.8%

750ml bottle with a date of 12/21/12 poured into a snifter. The brew appears a pale golden yellow color with a big white cap that fades back leaving patchy lace on the glass. A swirl effortlessly revives.

The aroma opens up a little awkward and not that desireable with notes of burnt plastic and strange phenolics. As it breaths, the plastic dissolves a bit and in its place is mostly a lemony lactic character.

The taste is tart and fruity like pear/apple and wheat with a kick of alcohol that feels mildly like perfume. The aroma showcased some real plastic off-character and thankfully that is mostly muted in the taste.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. A unique wild that starts off harsh and grows on you as it breaths and opens up.

02-21-2014 19:09:46 | More by stakem
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.95/5  rDev -6.4%

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at his tasting.

Batch 8/19/12.

Pours a slightly murky yellow with a fizzy off-white head that settles to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour and tart with some malt, grain, and fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity and slight wood finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

11-11-2012 08:55:29 | More by UCLABrewN84
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TotallyHosed

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -6.4%

Batch 12/14/2012. Thanks to Trystero.

Pours with a huge bright white and very active head. The head dissipates rather quickly, leaving some lacing. The color is a bright, semi-opaque, golden yellow.

The nose has some wild funk, hay and some lemongrass. There is also a sort of candied orange or candied lemon in the nose.

The flavor has some tartness, some funk and a little white wine barrel character. The finish includes some grain notes and very subtle barrel notes.

The feel is light to medium. The brew does coat the mouth very lightly. While the head is active, the feel is very prickly with carbonation.

Overall, this is a very approachable and well crafted wild ale. The tart and funky flavors are relatively light. This combined with a moderate ABV makes this wild ale very drinkable.

02-21-2013 02:37:41 | More by TotallyHosed
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La Tache from The Ale Apothecary
93 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.