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La Tache - The Ale Apothecary

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 124
Gots: 30 | 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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 07-30-2012

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Photo of bmmortale
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of dar482
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.

Photo of Roze
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Tamigleo
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of akang
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of griffeyb
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of IpeeA
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of guajolote
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of atpca
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of gfg0020
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of pwoody11
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Chingringo
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of cfh64
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Spaceangler
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of JuanAlberto
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
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.

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of draheim
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.

Photo of Zaximus
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of dsigmon
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

La Tache from The Ale Apothecary
93 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.