Le Merle | North Coast Brewing Co.

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Le MerleLe Merle

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerBeing on 06-03-2007

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Photo of JMScowcroft
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

North Coast Brewing Co. - Le Merle, poured into a Lawson's tulip.

Look - Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin bubbly head that runs away quickly and leaves brief bubbly sliding lacing.

Smell - Aroma is fruity white grapes, very wine-like with a slight hint of brett.

Taste - Carbonated champagne-like bite with a sugary sweet after affect of Belgian sour yeast. Definite sweet caramel sugar.

Mouthfeel - Sticky and sweet, medium to heavy bodied. Not boozy and good drinkability.

Overall - Not bad, but a bit bland overall. More like a just OK Belgian Tripel and along those lines it is a little one-dimensional. It's not terrible, but it's barely above average.

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Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Zachtheporter
4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of SanDNigel
3.46/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml into chubby tulip
A- Hazy golden yellow. Big-bubble white head that runs away as fast as it can (you can hear it..)
S- Raunchy bread dough is the first thing I can think of. I guess a touch of anise. Pretty funky
T- Like it smells. That super caramelly heavy tripel kinda thing. Its good but doesn't make me wanna jump up n down
M- The big bubbles help whisk away the heaviness of the beer body. Bubbles feel huge
I don't know if I would buy this beer again, but I am enjoying what I have in front of me.

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Photo of bruindre
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Altenor
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Brew_42
3.34/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

They were handing out samples of this and I was pleasantly surprised. Took home a bottle myself..

Pours hazy yellow

Smells citrusy

Taste citrusy up front with a hint of spices on the end. The after taste is pleasant and fruity

Palate- Very crisp and refreshing

OVerall- I thought it was a great saison. Definitely worth trying.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of TBarJr
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jderosia603
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Le Merle from North Coast Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,351 ratings.
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