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Le Merle - North Coast Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,096
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 31
Gots: 72 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 06-03-2007)
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Photo of coldmeat23
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GLASS: Tulip
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees

This pours a clear, golden, peach color, with light, amber hues. Two-fingers of foamy, eggshell colored head sits on top. Retention is fairly good. Lacing is good, but pretty slick, so it keeps sliding back down.

Big notes of tropical fruits are noticed first. A good level of belgian yeast is here. It has a sort of 'fruit bread' kind of scent. There is also a nice earthiness, presumably from the hops.

This is quite a balanced taste. The yeast and the fruits are well-matched. The earthy notes of the hops provide a nice amount of dryness, which counters the sweetness, almost perfectly. There is no bitterness to speak of, which lends to the enjoyment of this beer.

This has a medium body and a high level of carbonation. There is a bit of roughness around the edges, with a touch of creaminess in the middle. It makes for an interesting mouthfeel.

This is very well-balanced and easy drinking. Along with the 7.9%abv, which is only lightly noticed, this is quite drinkable.

coldmeat23, Nov 12, 2009
Photo of siradmiralnelson
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 ml caged and corked into New Belgium Globe Glass.

A. Opened with a loud Pop. 3 finger head with large bubbles. Nice golden color. Not much lacing left on glass. Decent head retention. Lots of bubbles rising up. Lots of carbonation.

S. Yeast, malt, sourness, spices, a little funk, citrus. Definitely has the Saison smell to it.

T. The funk hits you up front from the yeast. Tropical fruit, malt, sourness, citrus, spices, touch of sweetness at the end. Taste improved as it went down. Spices come out a bit as it warms.

M. Light/medium bodied. Crisp and dry. Lots of carbonation. Selzer like.

D. Very drinkable. Not the best I have had, but still pretty damng good beer. I must be a sucker for Saisons.

siradmiralnelson, Nov 09, 2009
Photo of Brenden
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I reviewed this one, from a great trade with JJFoodie, before the site crash. Fortunately, I still had some left from my 750 to review again.

This one has a champagne pour: a massive white head sits on a cloudy deep amber brew. I thought it might dissipate quickly, as it didn't seem that tight, but I was pleasantly surprised when it tightened up at about two fingers and leaves lots of dense, thick lacing.
A subtle aroma with a little less sweetness than I might expect, but plenty of Saison character includes the typical mix of fresh fruits, citrus, tropical and lighter, with a light spicy note and a gentle hint of hops with a firm yeast.
The taste is mild and gently fruity with the gentle spice underlying with a little herbal something as well. Hops do linger lightly underneath it all.
There's a nice creamy smoothness with a bit of crispness in a medium body with moderate carbonation.

Brenden, Nov 01, 2009
Photo of bump8628
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml corked and caged bottle.

Pours into a tulip glass golden-orange with 3 fingers of creamy white head. A rush of bubbles rises up from the bottom of the glass showing this beer's considerable carbonation.

The aroma is mild for the style but quite nice with hints of spice and subtle ripe fruits like banana, pineapple, and pear. A little bit of a solvent note comes in at the end.

The taste is again mild for the style but nonetheless pleasant. Plenty of tropical fruit notes can be found along with a subtle citrusy spice reminiscent of coriander. The finish is fairly crisp yet creamy and the alcohol goes almost unnoticed.

A pretty solid saison. Much more delicate than most. It lacks that blast of fruity, spicy, tart yeast character that the really great ones have. Maybe a good jumping off point for those new to the style.

bump8628, Oct 23, 2009
Photo of KrisPaulk77
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Le Merle is my first experience with Saison, and Saison-styled ales. I was not disappointed.
The beer was poured into a Chimay goblet. It poured a light and hazy golden yellow. It was capped with a nice and fat white head. Some lacing was seen.
The aroma was spicy and citric, with some sugar and malt sweetness, some Belgian yeast aromas, and a hint of banana. Very little in the way of hops on the nose.
The taste was a mixture of components. Notes of pepper and apples and citrus mingled with a little funk, malt sweetness, crackers, bready yeast, Belgian spice, and something floral, while the crispness of the mouthfeel, and the dryness of the finish all made for a wonderful beer.
Again, this is my first experience with the saison style. I will be returning to sample more beers of this style. Thanks to North Coast for a beer like Le Merle. Truly enjoyable.

KrisPaulk77, Oct 12, 2009
Photo of jhoban19
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a North Coast goblet. one of 4 beers on the menu at a favorite neighborhood restaurant.

A: golden color with a good amount of fizzy bubble haze. minimal head, though I'm guessing I can chalk that up to the waiter's delicate pour.

S: wild yeast, some citrus, but mostly green apple funk. exactly what I was expecting given the style. hints of tropical fruits, mostly mango and a bit of ripe banana. really a great combination of aromas.

T: good sour apple flavors, spice, hops and funk. citrus/tropical fruits fight for a place on the tongue, though admittedly I'm unable to determine the exact flavor. just the right bitterness at the back end. the 7.9% ABV is masked quite well.

M: refreshing and dry. carbonation, bitterness and sour apple really tingle on the tongue and sides of the mouth.

D: Le Merle really complemented every aspect of the meal I was enjoying (creamy cauliflower soup with truffles, pappardelle pasta with pork marinara and smoked bacon, cheese plate including ricotta with honey, aged white cheddar and herb goat cheese). a very good saison, though I am a novice to the style so my sample for comparison is relatively small. given that small sample, this brew was exactly what I was expecting and it did not disappoint.

jhoban19, Oct 12, 2009
Photo of ShogoKawada
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was poured from a 750 into a snifter. The coloration on this was very nice, a rosy peach. Aroma and taste are classic saison, if a bit simple. This is a very tasty beer, with enough carbonation to move it over the tongue with relative ease. Light, crisp, sweet, tangy, mildly tart, a bit dry twoards the end. Drinkability was also pretty high.

All in all, this is a very solid saison that is reasonably priced considering its origin and my location. I would buy this again.

ShogoKawada, Sep 18, 2009
Photo of Tone
4.55/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, golden color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of tart malt, yeast, citrus, acid, and sweet spice. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is crisp and sharp with a high carbonation level. Tastes of tart malt, yeast, citrus (banana), slight sweet malt, slight hop, and slight alcohol (which becomes stronger as it warms). Overall, this is exactly what I think of when I think Saison - I highly recommend.

Tone, Sep 18, 2009
Photo of TheDoorman
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light hazy yellow body with a healthy white head. Subtle aroma of sugar, grass and hay. Tastes somewhat bland with a crisp hop bitter finish, characteristic of the style. Lemon. A touch of tang. A bit too sweet. Light feel and nice dry finish. Alcohol noticeable at a fairly high gravity for the style.

Overall a very nice, round, drinkable beer, but nothing special.

TheDoorman, Sep 13, 2009
Photo of cokes
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lightly smoky deep golden hued with a frothy mess of white suds on top. And then they stick for a good long while.
Pale malt nose of crackers and hay, slathered in applesauce and kiwi, dusted in peppercorns, squirted with pink grapefruit and pineapple juice, and served with a side of melon and old leather.
Crackery, saltine-like and dry right away on the tongue. Hay adds further aridness. It sweetens with papaya, sweetened citrus punch, apples, and rock candy. It turns denser and breadier towards the middle, as yeast grabs a foothold. Mildly funky with pepper and wet concrete. Hops bring a grassy closure, with a flirty alcohol nip.
Medium bodied, imitating something much lighter with its uppity CO2, and airy texture.
This is a competent, delicious Saison, and aside from the scenery, probably the highlight of my stop at FT Bragg/North Coast.

cokes, Sep 09, 2009
Photo of aubuc1
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured in to a goblet.

Pours a clear light amber with a fluffy whtie head.

Smell is fruity sweet. Kind of a sour apple and ripe tropical fruit with a slight biscuit.

Taste is a dry champagny tart with a very dry finish. Kind of spicy.

Very good mouthfeel and very good drinkability. Really reminds me of drinking champagne and also a dry chardonay.

aubuc1, Aug 23, 2009
Photo of brewdoc75
4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at a local bar and had to get some in a bottle.

A: Light yellow to gold with strong carbonation and a generous head. The head dwindles after a few minutes to nothingness. It is appetizing nonetheless.

S: Wow! Fruits galore with some apple, banana and even some citrus. Smells "candy-like" at times. The aroma doesn't quit. Some pleasant sourness in the end albiet faint.

T: Lovely fruity esters hit the tongue first and transition to sour apples. Spicy hops tickle the taste buds ib the end. A honey-like sweetness is present throughout. Full of flavor and spot on.

M: Dry, just like it should be. Finishes crisp and light.

D: This is a superb saison! I love dupont, but I'm having an affair with Le Merle. A must try for saison lovers.

brewdoc75, Aug 14, 2009
Photo of JRhode
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750 bottle poured into Duvel Tulip.

A- Bright glowing orange with nice head. A beautiful beer.

S- Some citrus notes, sweet malt, spicy funk, estery.

T- Citrusy, a little hop bitterness. Definitely some bready/yeasty flavors too. Doesn't finish as dry as authentic saisons (Dupont).

M- Full bodied, creamy; maybe even a little syrupy for the style.

D- 7.9% abv is well masked. No trouble drinking a 750, although we'll see when I try to stand up. Nice food beer.

One of the best domestic saisons I have tried. Not quite the dry crispness and phenolic impressions on the finish that a Fantome Printemps has.

JRhode, Aug 08, 2009
Photo of pmcadamis
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Le Merle - or, "The Blackbird" is a hefty 7.9% brew... probably the booziest saison that I've ever encountered, and while I always think of this as a lower ABV style, this is not typically the case. I like the name, and although this moniker might be better suited to a stout, it does bring to mind a certain scarecrow and blackbird farmhouse image. The black and grey image on the bottle reminds me of the Alfred Hitchcock film "The Birds"... which scared the living bejezuz out of me when I fist saw it as a kid (albeit a kid growing up 40 years after the initial release of that venerable film).

A - This brew pours from the corked and caged 750ml bottle a cloudy but luminescent tangerine hue, and is topped with a wonderfully rocky three finger head. The color of this one reminds me of honey-hued candle wax made from tallow in an old cabin. The head takes it's time receding to a nice full finger, and it gets really rocky and pitted on it's way down. Lots of really thick lace graces the oversized wine glass (about 16 oz) that I chose to serve this in, and that full lace slides beautifully down the glass with a genteel and casual speed.

S - Wild yeasty notes jump from the glass and bring to mind hay-filled barns and growing midwest prairie grass. Some hints of citrus break through a green grassy "cornfield just before harvest" aroma that only those of us cursed/blessed to live in the vast cornbelt can appreciate. In retrospect, this nose is not bad, but far to delicate IMO.

T - The combination of ultra-bready yeast and lively bubblegum notes would combine to give one the impression of a hefeweissen, if not for the grassy hay-like notes imparted by what I can only assume is a Belgian yeast strain. There is also the overriding funkiness that gives this away as something not of our continent... a cheesy, 'shroomy, funky note that reminds me of those oddball brews that only a whacked country like Belgium could inspire. There is definitely a huge wheat component to this beer (I may be wrong, but that's what I taste), and some apricot, orange, tangerine, starfruit, and lime flavors give this a summery note that stands in blatant opposition to the autumn darkness imparted by the film-noir art on the bottle.

M - This one is delicately dry, and finishes with a complex hoppy note that is probably way too bitter and hop-laden for the style, but easily wins over a hop-fool like me. Light bodied but for the high ABV (which is honestly well hidden), this one is best enjoyed on its own as I fear that even the most mild of foods could overwhelm its manifold subtleties.

D - An excellently drinkable and complex brew that suffers only at the hands of its own mild and delicate nature. A word of advice: don't attempt to pair this one with a steak, a cigar, or a night of IPA pounding. This one deserves a fresh palate and an open mind, but at the $5 I paid for the 750 ml bottle one could be forgiven for experimenting.

pmcadamis, Aug 07, 2009
Photo of ffejherb
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at North Coast on 7/16/09.

A - Hazy golden/pale orange body with over a finger of pouffy bright white head that retained quite well into a quarter inch of tight compacted bubbles and left modest lace around the tulip.

S - Initial aroma of fruity Belgian yeast suggests tropical fruit akin to pineapple and mango. However, this Saison also displays a spicy flair with hints of clove and pepper. The spices become more prominent as the liquid warmed up a bit.

T - Opens with a spicy yeast character with clove and peppery notes, then evolves into a blast of citrus and tropical fruit with pineapple and mango at the forefront. Closes with mild citrus hop bitterness and some earthy yeast suggesting barnyard funk and hay.

M - Medium bodied and a bit syrupy, perhaps a tad watery overall. Carbonation is moderate, resulting in a smooth mouthfeel. Very subtle alcohol warmth. Finishes with a spicy character and some funky bitterness on the tongue.

D - Really good farmhouse ale with lots of complexities. Fruity and fresh with a great aroma to boot!

ffejherb, Aug 05, 2009
Photo of jdense
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle from Belmont Station poured into Chimay chalice.

Gunsmoke after opening caged bottled. One finger creamy white head over golden orange body, a bit of haze, clear once it warms up. The etching at the bottom of the Chimay chalice threw a nice geyser of effervescence, pretty to look at. Pretty spicy nose, white pepper, coriander, balanced with a fairly big citrus presence, lemony goodness. The taste brings the lemon and pepper to the forefront, with a complex citrus character, lemon, pineapple, mango, not as lemony as Dupont. Hops are noticeable but pushed to the background. Lingering dry finish. A bit sweet, pretty close to tripel in style, but certainly a nice quaffer for a hot summer afternoon.

jdense, Aug 03, 2009
Photo of damienblack
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cork comes with a huge pop, lots of co2 coming out of the bottle. Sounded like a champage cork being popped. Very cloudy, deep golden, huge massive pillowey head. Retains very well. Lacing spiders around the glass throughout. Smell is adequate if unimpressive, on the slightly musty side as opposed to full blown horse blanket. Taste... this is a very busy saison. It's on the fuller and heavier side as opposed to the lighter and delicate side. Almost like Golden Monkey is to the standard tripel. At first the spicing is a little overpowering, but towards the end it melds quite nicely. A bit of warming booziness. Vivid mouthfeel, really stands out and lingers with the carbonation, almost overly so, but it lingers pleasantly on the palate. An hour easily saw me putting the bottle away. An interesting take on the style.

damienblack, Jul 29, 2009
Photo of BEERchitect
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A fitting beer for a late summer night. Kinda cool outside and sitting on the porch after a long day's work. Saison it is.

Le Merle begins with a serious pop with the cork. the beer shows very active carbonation and a billowing eggshell head that maintains constant replenishment because of the efforvesence. Golden to orange in color, the beer shows a modest haze, great retention, and ample lacing.

The whole gammot of fruits can be found in the nose: peaches, pears, apples, appricots, pineapples, under-rippened berries, mangos, papayas, orange zest, and lemons are all recognizable. Spicy pepper, corriander, curraco, and light plastics round out the phenols.

Flavors do much the same. Very fruity, spicy, and well, Belgiany. Lightly vineous, tart, and acidic taste amplify the zesty and vibrant fruits. It's easy to forget about the malts. These are very well attenuated and give a subtle cracker-like crisp grain flavor along with a confection sweetness that provide the daintiest of backdrops for the showcase of fruits and spices.

The body is quite light and crisp for its fruitiness, sweetness, and boldness. A moderate hop bitterness persists and has a problem ajoining to the beer properly. Very warm, nearly hot to the mouth with a sharp carbonic bite from the CO2 activity.

The spicy-fruity attributes of the beer are in the keeping of Saisons. Even the sweetness suggests so. Though there is little to complain about the beer, it is not wonderful as we expect from great Belgian varieties.

Edit: After the beer looses its carbonation a bit, the mouthfeel and aggressive textures fade nicely, leaving the fruity, spicy blend to work their magic.

BEERchitect, Jul 25, 2009
Photo of ectomorph
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ML corked bottle with no freshness/best by date poured (in parts) into a pint glass.

A - Cloudy golden in color with the classic huge Belgian carbonation and bright white foamy head. Fades very slowly in clumps leaving patches on the glass.

S - Tropical fruit, a mixture of figs, raisins, clove and moderate citrus hop presence are balanced by a light malt/bread backbone.

T - Hoppier than expected with a sweetness on the end. All the fruits mentioned above are there and the alcohol warmth is slight. Very clean finish has me waiting for another sip.

M - Moderate to big bodied, but not quite chewy. Very nice and full of bubbles it's like this brew is alive....

D - Very high. At a modest 7.9% ABV, this can be paired (and was) with big meals much like a white wine.

This one gives Hennepin a run for its' money, and I will be purchasing it again. Soon...

ectomorph, Jul 13, 2009
Photo of Mistofminn
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle with no date on it. Poured into my Surly Tulip a golden orange color with a lively carbonation. Very hazy and Belgian looking. Light pour produces a two finger off white head with great retention and lacing.

The nose is very good. Typical Belgian Saison spices and fruits. I get apples and pears, as well as a great Belgian yeastiness. Great stuff.

The taste is everything I hoped it would be. Maybe my favorite american made Saison to date. I get citrus fruits, apples and pears, lemon zest and spicey Belgian yeast. Clove also makes an appearance. The hop presence is strong in this one, and I love it. My favorite part is the strange aftertaste. It's almost as if this bottle had a wild yeast or something, but about 5 seconds after swallow, there was an very mild tart and sour funk. I'm not sure if it was meant to be there or not, but I thought it was excellent.

Mouthfeel is right on par with other Saisons, light and creamy from the carbonation. Great drinkability. The near 8% ABV is completely and fully hidden. In comparison, I had a Southern Tier Imperial Cherry Saison, with nearly identical ABV level, yet you could taste the horrible ethanol in that, where you don't even get a hint in this. Much better crafted beer this one is.

Maybe my favorite domestic Saison, it might have just ousted Ommegang Hennepin. I think a side by side blind tasting is in order. Great stuff!

Mistofminn, Jul 06, 2009
Photo of TLove
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(From Notes)

A strong and complex body. Another solid beer from North Coast.

Above average dark yellowish color and thin, expansive carbonation.

Classic saison smell and taste. Strong alcohol up front and full, yeasty, grainy, gritty body with a sweet, fruity and malty complexity.

Refreshing and a perfect summer beer. A bit hard on the back end, where the hops come out with the alcohol.

TLove, Jul 03, 2009
Photo of augustgarage
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into my Troubadour tulip glass.

Body is somewhere between amber and gamboge in shade, with a hefty dollop of ivory foam. Excellent head retention and Belgian-style lacing. Haze dissipates as the carbonation wears down.

Yeast (Brett?) with a fruity hop aroma which brings to mind fresh cut honeydew. Delicate, restrained, but pleasant.

The flavor on the other hand is quite potent. Tart and earthy with orange peel and lemon, grapefruit seeds (hops), yeasty astringency, and a little malt are well balanced, though the alcohol is maybe a touch excessive.

Alcohol ramps up the heat on the palate as well, which makes this a bit prickly on the gums given the high effervescence.

A fairly aggressive ale, hop-forward with a moderately high ABV, which makes this less refreshing than a Farmhouse/table brew...not my first choice for Summer.

Overall, an thoughtful domestic twist on a Flemish classic...

augustgarage, Jul 03, 2009
Photo of Seanstoppable
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had a bit of trouble getting the cork out initially, but eventually it came out with a satisfying pop.

Pouring into an oversized wine glass resulted in a cloudy dark-yellow/light amber brew with two fingers of fizzy, quickly evaporating head.

Very, very light scent. I caught a brief hint of yeast.

The taste is like nothing else I have had before. Some sweetness and malts burst on the taste buds, which eventually results in some citrus and bitterness at the end.

Lots of carbonation in the mouth with this beverage, reminding me of champagne (which I guess is fitting considering the cork and pop), but caused me to nurse the drink along for quite a while.

Seanstoppable, Jul 02, 2009
Photo of gueuzeonhigh
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When I think of North Coast Brewing-- Russian Imperial Stout comes to mind.

I was intrigued to see "North Coast Brewing" as the creator of this Saison...

Poured with a nice frothy long lasting head. It didn't just lace my glass-- it coated it!

The nose was scant.. I don't think there was one.. Maybe I've got a cold..

Over all is a nice Saison. It could do with some more "earthiness" to the flavor. It's hard to characterize but I find the flavor profile somewhat without character.. or something pleasantly memorable-- something that signified "North Coast Brewing" saison..

Very cordial on the palate- and a very enjoyable 750ml. In fact I was disappointed that the bottle emptied so quickly.

Alcohol content wasn't so strong that I can't type this message after ingesting 749ml of this beer..


gueuzeonhigh, Jun 28, 2009
Photo of BeerManDan
4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When poured, the color was a hazy light yellow with nice white foam and medium retention of lace on the side of the glass. The smell had a fruity aroma, with a hint of citrus.

Fruity aroma and a soft, sweet maltiness. Lively mouth feel with a finish reminiscent of brut champagne. Nicely balanced and very pleasant as a sipper on a hot day or anythime!

BeerManDan, Jun 20, 2009
Le Merle from North Coast Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,096 ratings.