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Le Merle - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

977 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 977
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 28
Gots: 58 | FT: 2
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 06-03-2007)
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SABERG

Massachusetts

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.

Cheers all

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 20:29:59 | More by SABERG
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

07-01-2014 16:31:13 | More by Evil_Pidde
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insearchofhops

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-01-2014 12:29:02 | More by insearchofhops
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Amerikon

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-01-2014 04:28:24 | More by Amerikon
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tree777

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-01-2014 04:04:41 | More by tree777
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greyghost86

Delaware

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-30-2014 11:42:10 | More by greyghost86
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Taologic

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-30-2014 00:48:15 | More by Taologic
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jweik

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-28-2014 23:11:38 | More by jweik
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Chellsburger

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-28-2014 13:49:53 | More by Chellsburger
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-27-2014 14:29:13 | More by sammyg832
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Photchkiss

Arizona

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-26-2014 01:33:29 | More by Photchkiss
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brett_arneson

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-25-2014 22:35:41 | More by brett_arneson
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Rmoore13


3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-23-2014 16:25:10 | More by Rmoore13
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Wildwood_Brew

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-22-2014 18:52:11 | More by Wildwood_Brew
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jhnmchl

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-22-2014 02:01:34 | More by jhnmchl
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Noonan425

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-22-2014 01:53:02 | More by Noonan425
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jjcote

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-21-2014 23:48:11 | More by jjcote
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Storm21

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-21-2014 20:05:01 | More by Storm21
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target88

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-20-2014 18:34:13 | More by target88
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tykechandler

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-19-2014 00:45:40 | More by tykechandler
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

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
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-17-2014 20:30:18 | More by marmstrong1212
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BuddhaBrowett

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-17-2014 06:57:13 | More by BuddhaBrowett
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Mattias

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-16-2014 21:55:36 | More by Mattias
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Kurt_Dog

California

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.