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Le Merle - North Coast Brewing Co.

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87
very good

1,151 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,151
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 33
Gots: 91 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerBeing on 06-03-2007

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Photo of OntheLambic
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of utopiajane
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours milky with golden yellow , apricot and orange hues. Fat head of cream colored foam that falls slowly and leaves lace. Nose is delicate but vibrant fruit. Tropical pineapple and pear nectar. Light crisp malt sweetness, bright floral. Peppery and grassy. A more neutral than funky yeast with a slight tart twang.

Taste is light refreshing and fruity. A touch of pepper and hop bitter finish this one dry. Active carbonation accents a light breadiness. Yeast is earthy. The beer has a tartness to the overall drink that keeps the palate engaged. The only noticeable alcohol in the beer is a a sweet almost syrupy element in the finish. More peppery as it warms.

Complex and delightful with a pleasant bit of strength from abv.

Photo of grimey68
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeffnazar
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Kermitthefrayer
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ian_B
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy yellow with a tinge of orange. Billowing foamy head with good retention.

Peppercorn and herbal spices on the nose, with quite a bit of dry-hopped tropical citrus and a doughy yeast with complex esters and phenols (though these may get lost only slightly behind the tropical hops).

Taste of light peppercorn and lots of tropical juice along the lines of guava. Lots of juicy herbal flavours as well, with earthy phenols.

Quite smooth, medium body, but with a lot of carbonation and dryness from the yeast. Very well balanced.

Tropical and herbal juice, with a fantastic peppery crisp carb.

Photo of blandmath
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CycleHops
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Best tasting Saison I've ever tried.

Photo of Zard
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shroombe
4.63/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cherche
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MNJR
3.47/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Fruity, yeasty, a little too pungent for my tastes, but for the style it is very enjoyable.

Photo of JohnBender
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stwok21
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lelampp
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KMani
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gouettn
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Amp
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikerieder
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Le Merle from North Coast Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,151 ratings.