Le Merle | North Coast Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerBeing on 06-03-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,362
Reviews:
522
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
165
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,362 |  Reviews: 522
Photo of stevoj
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice mellow saison from North Coast. Poured into a Duvel tulip and watched the carbonation center on the low point and trickle slowly but steadily up in a column. Small creamy head, on rich golden body. Aroma is musty, floral yeast, taste adds some butter, and spice. All around well executed saison,

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Photo of cavedave
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A finger of white foam is quick to retreat to cap and ring atop a lightly cloudy bronze color beer.

Light/med. aroma, rounded tart is first to hit, with some lighter and sharper sour notes, with light peppery spice and a nondescript fruity element rounding it out.

Wow kind of a reverse of the aroma. The spicy/peppery notes are prominent and are backed by just the right amount of fruity notes and tart to make an excellent balance. Tasty for sure.

Medium viscosity, low/med. carb., decent finish, clean linger.

Nice saison that is hitting the spot. Not complex, nothing earth shattering, just a solid well made beer, like all of North Coast's offerings.

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Photo of SFNC
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.69/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look : One finger white head, hazy orange body.

Smell : Tropical fruits, honey, straw, bubblegum, some spices.

Taste : Earth, straw, a note of cream, maybe a bit of pear, some bubblegum, spicieness, some citrus.

Feel : Medium carbonation and body, quite dry. Slight bitterness.

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Photo of Branlott42
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeWard
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

120z bottle into a tulip. no freshness dating that i could find.

slightly hazy dirty yellow body. generous white head, light carbonation. okay lacing.

faintly musty, sherbert and yeasty on the nose.

quite lively in the mouth, sweet and dry, with a nice yeasty finish.

mouth is foamy and full, with a slightly dry finish.

overall an enjoyable drink. nothing really jumps out, but a good solid tasty beer.

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Photo of Cath
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of paleomau
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbauer
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vienna_mantrap
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cts309
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dd43
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewback4
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of devilmakesthree
4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Squire123
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eire
4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FLima
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have been cellaring this for a while, so excited to open this big corked bottle.
Cork stomped loudly, which is a good sign. It poured an amber orange hazed color with a thick bright white head with great retention.
Nice aroma with notes of oranges, pineapple, Belgian yeast, bread with honey, onion and herbal piney hops.
Complex but also refreshing flavor with notes of oranges with soda and drops of Cointreau liqueur, pineapple, pears, herbal and citrus hops, Belgian yeast, nutmeg, a bit of cloves, white pepper, wood, dough, musk and mint. Dry aftertaste with a low to medium bitterness.
Medium body with good carbonation. Alcohol of 7.9% is well disguised.
Utterly pleasant Saison with above average complexity and bold citrus Simcoe, fruity and phenolic notes. Perfect balanced. Don’t drink this too young, this ages pretty well.

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Photo of Walnut
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of allstar255
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LuckyJohn
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jimlikesbeer
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured dark golden into a tulip glass with a full 1" head. A little bit cloudy. Some lacing. A sweet scent of floral notes. A crisp taste, with no bitterness. An excellent Farmhouse beer, perfect for a hot summer night.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Le Merle from North Coast Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,362 ratings.
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