Le Merle - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by micjah:
4.23/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Slightly hazey golden yellow color that creates a large healthy off-white head.
S: I smell sweet and spicey with a faint honey and fruity undertones.
T: A nice musty yeast funk with some honey and other minor spices (maybe pepper), exactly what strong summer seasonal should be..
M: Great carbonation, with an extremely smooth start and a dry tart finish that prevents you from putting the glass down without taking another sip
One of my favorite farmhouse, strong summer ales that I have ever sampled. I really like this beer.
Serving type: on-tap
09-12-2012 18:28:27 | More by micjah
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3.68/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a light and clear copper color with a finger of head that quickly dissipates down to a film of froth. The nose is classically funky. The funky yeast is also upfront in the flavor profile. There are mild peppery notes in the finish, which is the best part of this drinking experience.
This is a decent example of the style, but “decent” is about the best I can offer for a review.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 03:01:10 | More by 57md
4.04/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a one of my glasses out of the 12 oz bottle. This beer pours a clear, light to medium golden color with a nice thick, fluffy white head that is over an inch thick when first poured. Head eventually settles to a nice ring lining the inside of eh glass and some decent lacing. Has some nice fruity aromas of papaya and apricot along with some peppery spices and funkyness. The aforementioned spice is very much upfront tastewise and it gives way to flavors of fruit such as banana, apple, papaya, apricot, and even a bit of grape. Rounded out with a very slight touch of salty vinegarness. Weird and not what I would expect for a finish flavorwise from a beer of this style, but it actually works very well. has a crisp, smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in the way well crafted beer should be. Dangerously drinkable for its 7.9% ABV I'd say, as the 7.9% ABV is nicely masked.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 06:37:34 | More by neenerzig
Le Merle from North Coast Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 977 ratings.