Friday, April 26, 2013

North Coast La Merle (5/10)

North Coast Brewing Co.'s La Merle is a Saison or Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale brewed in California.

It's amber in color, with a thin white head that lingers a while.

The flavor has floral and spice elements to it, with a mild to moderate hoppiness or dryness to it.  It's also a bit peppery or tangy.  Not a favorite, but not bad.

Beer Advocate's visitors rate it an 88 out of 100, or "good".

Although I had this particular beer on draft at The Winking Lizard on Bethel Road, I don't believe it's available there now.  Although North Coast's products are fairly common on Columbus retailers' shelves, La Merle is a bit harder to locate.  I've only seen it at Kenny Road Market and Giant Eagle Market District in Kingsdale.
ABV: 7.9%
IBU: 26
My rating 5/10

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