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Le Merle - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,078 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,078
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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

hozersr, Sep 09, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +6.7%

A: nice straw yellow, hazy with a fluffy white head. Visible carbonation sustains this for a while.

S: a light funky smell combined with such fruits as apple, pear, white wine (grape), and perhaps nectarine. The is also a light spice noticeable, which also resembles an alcohol whiff in some smells.

T/M: the initial tastes remind me of white wine with a dull farmhouse undercurrent (hay, tobacco). As the beer warms, there's also a prune/plum taste. The carbonation is quite strong, adding a slight bite to the earthy spices that come along a little after the initial flavors. The lingering taste resembles the fleshy fruit from the smell, but more balanced with the overall farmhouse taste and feel.

O: a more fruity version of a saison, less dry than a bunch I have had. I enjoyed it more than those, as the style is sometimes just a bit earthy and dry for my tastes.

cjgiant, Sep 09, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +4.9%

mrjbrown27, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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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Le Merle from North Coast Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,078 ratings.