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Le Merle - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,051 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,051
Reviews: 469
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 31
Gots: 62 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 06-03-2007)
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Ratings: 1,051 | Reviews: 469 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

rcjennings, Dec 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ChrisL24481, Dec 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

jco3rd, Dec 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

gshak, Dec 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

freduardo, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

grahamboudreaux, Dec 17, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cork sealed small format bottle served cold in glass beer challis at Fat Pour, Chicago

A) Hazy, golden brass with billowy off white head

S) Lemon zest, alcohol esthers, sour dough & apricots

T) Outstanding - sweet caramel malts, mild hops, apple pie & other yummy baked goods

M) Well balanced, medium body. Alcohol is a bit high for the style but hardly noticable

O) Thoroughly enjoyed this beer but note: found it closer to a traditional Belgian blonde than Saison. Another good beer from the folks at North Coast.

bskrtz, Dec 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

mbs11, Dec 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

brauseboof, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Sarducci12, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

4ster, Dec 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

mbonugli, Dec 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

sendbeer, Dec 03, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

A: Golden with a white one finger head that lingers. Good lacing.

S: Citrus, lemons, Belgian yeast.

T: Follows nose. Light pepper in the mix. Smooth, tart and zesty. Dry finish. Very nice.

M: Medium, creamy, chewy. Good carbonation.

O: A great saison. Would drink again. One of my new favorites.

brewskifan55, Dec 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

t0rin0, Dec 01, 2012
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rolive, Nov 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

schopenhauerale, Nov 28, 2012
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MarioM, Nov 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

ejimhof, Nov 23, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a golden yellow with a light and fluffy head. decent head retention with tons of carbonation evident.

S: Very lemony with some zest and spice. Getting strong bready aroma as well.

T: Taste of a lemon bread with a tart dry finish. Light and refreshing.

M: Light to medium bodied, tons of carbonation on the tongue with a dry finish.

O: Very solid above average Saison. Great to drink during the day while doing an activity.

CommanderOfAwesome, Nov 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

DennisBryant, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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atone315, Oct 29, 2012
Le Merle from North Coast Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,051 ratings.