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Le Merle - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,023 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,023
Reviews: 465
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 29
Gots: 60 | 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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Ratings: 1,023 | Reviews: 465 | Display Reviews Only:
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-20-2014 14:45:09 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-18-2014 19:32:13 | More by Oakenator
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geaux750

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-18-2014 16:22:05 | More by geaux750
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ckollias

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-18-2014 02:03:03 | More by ckollias
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chalkda01

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-18-2014 00:24:23 | More by chalkda01
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-17-2014 19:12:40 | More by rydev24
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AnthemOfTheSun

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-17-2014 07:58:29 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-16-2014 22:01:46 | More by Gagnonsux
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dougieboy

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-16-2014 15:07:25 | More by dougieboy
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Artjsantos

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-14-2014 21:23:22 | More by Artjsantos
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mrosscole

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-14-2014 01:49:55 | More by mrosscole
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cozmo

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-13-2014 18:40:39 | More by cozmo
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cole

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-12-2014 06:16:51 | More by cole
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-10-2014 11:09:25 | More by Cynic-ale
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LolaLotus


5/5  rDev +28.5%

07-09-2014 13:32:54 | More by LolaLotus
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-08-2014 21:33:12 | More by reitzbrewing
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greymalkin

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-08-2014 00:55:48 | More by greymalkin
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%

Pours a light and clear copper color with a finger of head that quickly dissipates down to a film of froth. The nose is classically funky. The funky yeast is also upfront in the flavor profile. There are mild peppery notes in the finish, which is the best part of this drinking experience.

This is a decent example of the style, but “decent” is about the best I can offer for a review.

07-06-2014 03:01:10 | More by 57md
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tvghost

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-02-2014 20:53:22 | More by tvghost
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neenerzig

Ohio

4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured into a one of my glasses out of the 12 oz bottle. This beer pours a clear, light to medium golden color with a nice thick, fluffy white head that is over an inch thick when first poured. Head eventually settles to a nice ring lining the inside of eh glass and some decent lacing. Has some nice fruity aromas of papaya and apricot along with some peppery spices and funkyness. The aforementioned spice is very much upfront tastewise and it gives way to flavors of fruit such as banana, apple, papaya, apricot, and even a bit of grape. Rounded out with a very slight touch of salty vinegarness. Weird and not what I would expect for a finish flavorwise from a beer of this style, but it actually works very well. has a crisp, smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in the way well crafted beer should be. Dangerously drinkable for its 7.9% ABV I'd say, as the 7.9% ABV is nicely masked.

Eric

07-02-2014 06:37:34 | More by neenerzig
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Ohiovania

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-02-2014 03:14:12 | More by Ohiovania
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SABERG

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -2.1%

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

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

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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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
Le Merle from North Coast Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,023 ratings.