Le Merle - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by cleverbeername:
3.63/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
bottle, 50*, snifter
a redish brown, off white head. good but not great. color is saison like, but a little too clean
S fresh and crisp smelling, hints of baked spices and orange peel
T apricot, yeast, nice acid. well rounded, but flavors needed an increase of temp. to really come out toward the end.
m mid body, style wise it probably on the lighter side
D pretty good, but not great. i would probably not have two, but its worth the price for one.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2010 01:28:11 | More by cleverbeername
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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.