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The Beer Formerly Known As (TBFKA) La TacheThe Beer Formerly Known As (TBFKA) La Tache
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Ale Apothecary
Oregon, United States
thealeapothecary.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Beer Formerly Known as LA TACHE is the table sour produced year-round by The Ale Apothecary. (TBFKA) LA TACHE is made of malted barley & wheat and Goschie Farms Cascade Hops. The hops are used only for aroma as the balance of the beer comes from acid produced by our house lactobacillus culture. She spends up to one year in our barrels during a long, relaxed fermentation prior to a month-long dry-hopping (yes, in oak barrels!). Our sensory experience is lemon citrus & fermented orchard fruit nose over earthy undertones. The palate finishes with soft lactic acid balanced by the malt body.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 07-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
241
Reviews:
34
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
8.18%
 
 
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129
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle shared during #bottlecherwednesday at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. Poured into a tulip. Golden-yellow slightly hazy appearance with a thin white head that quickly fizzes down to nothing. Aroma is lactic funkiness, citrus, tropical fruit, bready malt, and oak. Taste is tart/sour tropical and citrus fruit, grassy hop bitterness, oak, buttery, and vinous on the finish. Medium-light body, smooth, thin texture, fizzy carbonation, dry finish.

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Just a great table sour that would go well with most meals. Champagne like carbonation and complex delicious aroma and flavor.

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The Beer Formerly Known As (TBFKA) La Tache from The Ale Apothecary
4.28 out of 5 based on 241 ratings.
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