Le Merle - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by WorldWideStout:
3.55/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Cloudy orange yellow. Initial pour with nice white head but it dissipated pretty fast, too fast for a saison. Not much lacing.
S: Bananas, oranges, apples, Belgian yeast.
T: Yeast is much more prevalent. Beginning is all yeasty spiciness. Fruits come in the middle to balance out the yeast, and the flavor becomes rather sweet, which goes through the end of the sip.
M: Really quite lovely. Carbonation is there and stays through the end of the sip, but it is creamy and smooth as well.
O: I like sweet, and this was one of the sweeter saisons I've had, but I felt it lacked depth and complexity.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2011 04:46:29 | More by WorldWideStout
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4.33/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/17/2014. Pours slightly cloudy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge lemon zest, peach, apricot, pear, apple, orange peel, straw, grass, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester and moderate malt presence; and great strength. Taste of big lemon zest, peach, apricot, apple, pear, orange peel, clove, pepper, straw, grass, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of lemon zest, peach, apricot, apple, pear, orange peel, clove, pepper, straw, grass, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors with moderate malt sweetness; with an awesome malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with smooth, crisp, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic saison! All around awesome complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast ester and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 06:58:37 | More by superspak
Le Merle from North Coast Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 851 ratings.