Le Merle - North Coast Brewing Co.
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3.81/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a modified tulip glass.
A - Color of day lily, beautiful carbonation traces through a field of flower rests against a pillowing white head.
S - French saison yeast base? Modest nose, flowers from the day before, hints of tangerine, blood orange.
T - Aged lemongrass, tangerine skin, grain is tightly wrapped around the fruit esters.
M - Carbonation keeps this in step, body is on the thicker side, oils reside on the mouth for a sweet linger. Not offensive.
O - A fine offering, leans to the meaty side of fence. The beer pours beautifully, glows in the glass and with a slightly lighter body could be spectacular.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 20:29:59 | More by SABERG
3.85/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Goldy-blonde. Lightly turbid. I got the short stack, for head. Quickly made into a ring.
Floral aromas of fruit yeast, wildflower, and fusel. Marmalade, white pepper, and dry tropical rind.
Flowery yeast esters, booziness, kumquat, white peach, faint pepper, and pear. Not musty enough. Needs some farmhouse stank. Really piquant, as is.
Alcohol costs this one points. Thin body and mild carbonation, but all kinds of breathy heat sneaking in.
A solid beer. More like a BSPA brewed with saison yeast, in my book.
Serving type: on-tap
06-18-2014 04:46:16 | More by thecheapies
4.06/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
One of the best Saisons I have had made by a US brewery. North Coast makes some good stuff. Aroma of light sour lemons. Taste of Belgium yeast. Quite nice, refreshing, would seak out again. I really like Old Rasputin as well. Nice to drink local beers from California. Fresh and delish.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2014 20:44:34 | More by Kurt_Dog
Le Merle from North Coast Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 977 ratings.