Friday, June 14, 2013
North Coast Brewing Company Le Merle Saison/Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is North Coast Brewing Company Le Merle Saison/Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale.
From the North Coast Brewing Company website: “Le Merle is a rustic ale, pale in color, inspired by the rich brewing traditions of the Flanders region. Abundant hops and a Belgian yeast strain contribute exotic aromas of tropical fruit.
For all she has contributed since the brewery's founding, North Coast Brewing is pleased to honor our Merle, Brewmaster Mark Ruedrich's wife, with Le Merle (the Blackbird), a subtle sophisticated Belgian-style Saison beer.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden color with a large white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma: Citrus, clove, pineapple, Belgian yeast funk, pepper, wheat, light malt and grass.
Taste: Tart and yeasty up front, sweet and biscuit malts, wheat, banana, citrus, pineapple and pepper.
Overall: Crisp, light and flavorful, North Coast Brewing Company Le Merle Saison/Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale shouldn’t be missed if you are a fan of the style. At 7.9% ABV this excellent Saison is one I would recommend to those who have yet to try one. North Coast Brewing Company is known for making exceptional beer and Le Merle is yet another fantastic offering from this top notch brewery.
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