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Le Merle - North Coast Brewing Co.

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87
very good

1,148 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,148
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 33
Gots: 90 | 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 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
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | 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

Photo of jbaker67
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Hazy orange body with a thick, off-white head. Aromas include stone fruits, yeast, a touch of fruity hops. Apple, pear, melon, Belgian yeast strain. Moderate sweetness. More akin to a tripel than a saison. Decent, but one pour is plenty. Sweet + alcohol = limited drinkability.

Photo of J_Dub
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Le Merle from North Coast Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,148 ratings.