Le Merle | North Coast Brewing Co.

Le MerleLe Merle
1,369 Ratings
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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Ratings: 1,369 |  Reviews: 525
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of chugalug06
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good looking bottle. Nice subtle label. Brew pours three-finger, white, fluffy soap, head. Brew is Very murky orange-yellow.

Pineapple, orange, lemon, pepper, and Belgian spice. Slightly tart.

Very smooth and drinkable. High carbonation, wet and refreshing. Lemon, orange and peppery-spice dominate. Yep, is a mild tart saison.

Whoa. This brew totally caught me off-guard, as it sat on the shelf, I almost passed it by... Glad I didn't. Highly recommended at the $7 price and for an easy summer drinker. Compares well to Great Divides Colette.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours medium to dark orange with a towering head. Nice lace.

Spciy yeast, some nice honeyed malt, nice spiced bite of bitterness at the end. If you have this complexity in the nose, look out!

Dried out yeast with some brief sweet malt. Turns quickly with some peppery woody spice and yeast, some bitterness, and a bit of a dried out finish. Honey and dried bitter malt. Great brew.

Medium body, good firm carbonation.

A great domestic version of the style. Love this beer.

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Photo of DavidST
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. This pours a clear golden color, fizzes from the bottom, short lived white head. Smells of role citrus fruit, malts. The feel is medium, high carbonation. The taste is pretty good, some Belgian esters some nice amount of malts.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of rarbring
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clouded dark yellow brew, an off-white head with little lacing but good curtains.

Smelling winey, grapes, grape-fruit, and peaches.

Sweet sugary start, white wine, grapes, apples and spices.

Medium low carbonation, fresh texture with a good body, a light sour dryness,

An easily accessible Saison, a bit on the sweet side.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of gregk
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice bright appearance with a full head. Very good spice notes. This is one of my favorite examples of a Saison. Very well balanced and lots of character. I only wish I could find it on draft in more places :)

North Coast does a great job again! Cheers!

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of elNopalero
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a cloudy, lightly orange-golden color with a tightly laced foam top. I pick up some floral, yeasty ester aromas reminiscent of apricot and citrus flowers. Smells great. A light floral note come across with each sip. There’s a little bit of farmhouse funk and a lightly spicy finish.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Le Merle from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1,369 ratings
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