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La Tache - The Ale Apothecary

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BA SCORE
93
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142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 114
Gots: 23 | 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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WillSherwood

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-06-2014 03:12:21 | More by WillSherwood
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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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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -28.9%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-05-2014 20:41:40 | More by Hanzo
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dirtylou

Washington

4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle split

12/21/12

Golden-yellow body, heavy carbonation. Another really lovely beer from the Ale Apothecary - self described as a 'table sour', dry hopped during its stay in oak barrels. Light, funk, lots of bright lemon citrus, hop juice, a bit acidic, sharp carbonation. It's a shame this stuff is so expensive (approaching Cascade levels), because these guys make wonderful beer with fantastic branding.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 19:11:02 | More by dirtylou
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billab914

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-03-2014 11:52:40 | More by billab914
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-03-2014 01:47:41 | More by Rhettroactive
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rstenson

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

12-31-2013 04:37:13 | More by rstenson
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-30-2013 03:22:08 | More by thewimperoo
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ezperkins2

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-29-2013 21:14:21 | More by ezperkins2
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emerge077

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-29-2013 05:44:09 | More by emerge077
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EliotRosewater

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-27-2013 02:13:34 | More by EliotRosewater
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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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SCZ

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-07-2013 17:17:40 | More by SCZ
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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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Rado

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

11-28-2013 04:11:08 | More by Rado
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woodchip

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-23-2013 16:54:57 | More by woodchip
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml 7/5/2013 bottling date . into a snifter.

pours a light golden color, big foamy head. tart smell .. yeasty..wow! taste is super sour and just terrific. white grapes and ends super dry. medium bodied with high carbonation.

overall superb!! recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 22:23:02 | More by Axnjxn
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Crazydaddyo

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-21-2013 03:29:16 | More by Crazydaddyo
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

11-19-2013 03:29:16 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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anteater

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -23%

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

Alberta (Canada)

4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle corked with string holding back the cork, no cage, I can't recall seeing that before in nearly 2000 reviews, poured into tulip 13/11/13, Dec, 14, 2012 bottle, cheers Liam for sending the bottle

A clear golden yellow with a hint of green, you might have a hard time jamming more bubbles in a glass, a tornado of bubbles barfs off the bottom with streams popping up from everywhere, three fingers of bone white foam has good retention but nothing sticks to the glass

S lots of fruit, green apple, mango, pear, peach and pineapple, a little funk works well with some oak, vinous notes I can't place, Sauv Blanc barrels maybe? intense nose, everything comes in strong, floral notes and more fruit, I could smell this all day, near perfection going on here

T a little grassy with less tropical notes then the nose, mild funk and vinous notes are still doing great things but the nose was a hard act to follow, wood and some foreign spice I can't place for the life of me

M fairly light and airy, almost explodes when it his your tongue, fruity finish with just a little grit

O quite impressive, I can't believe how quickly I devoured this bottle, loads of tropical fruit and white vinous notes mix up with the mellow funk, I need more brews form these guys

I've uncovered a hidden gem and I'm considering a move to Bend with the hope that there's other obscure breweries I've never heard of pumping out this sort of quality. This one hits all the spots, look for these guys and if you find them please set one aside for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 03:30:55 | More by wordemupg
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-11-2013 21:46:17 | More by Anonymous1
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-04-2013 00:45:15 | More by drewone
La Tache from The Ale Apothecary
93 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.