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Le Merle - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,075 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,075
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 31
Gots: 67 | FT: 4
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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MN_Beerticker, Sep 02, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, 2014, 7.9%
A 3.5 - peachy-golden ale with a thin off-white head that fades fairly quickly to a foam
S 3.5 - fruity, peach, apricot, white wine, apple juice, yeast
T 4 - lots of fruity esters: apple, grape, peach, apricot, papaya; yeast, lighter malt notes as this seems to ride off the yeast and esters for flavor
M 4.25 - fuller body, effervescent, finishes dry and fairly clean with some faint white pepper on the finish
O 3.75 - enjoyable, but not something I'd get again.

barnzy78, Sep 02, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried about 3 years ago and realized I did not do a review. A golden, hazy, bubbly saison with tons of fruity and spicy aroma leaving the glass. My first saison and I was so intrigued by Le Merle that I named my dog after it. Truly a great saison for warm, cold or whatever weather/ time of the year.

Hesscabob, Aug 11, 2014
Le Merle from North Coast Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,075 ratings.