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.
My rating 5/10