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La Tache - The Ale Apothecary

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 125
Gots: 32 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
The Ale Apothecary visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 07-30-2012

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.71/5  rDev -12.1%

The beer is really foamy and out of the bottle is mostly head.

On the palate, it is the same, very overcarbonated. Past that, the beer drinks extremely thin for 8.5%. The fruit qualities are of fresh pear, a bit of apple, grassiness, hints of saison yeast spice. A little floral and funk. Dry, but lacking in flavor on the back end.

Surprisingly disappointing for the hype on this brew.

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La Tache from The Ale Apothecary
93 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.