Friday, July 22, 2011
North Coast Le Merle
My buddy Matt brought over a growler of North Coast Le Merle that he picked up at Al’s of Hampden. The beer pours a golden color with a lofty and frothy white head. The aroma consists of lemon, grass, wheat, yeast, and biscuits. The taste is lemony with a pronounced wheat base. There is a light pepper accent that comes out in the finish. The alcohol content is 7.9% ABV. I would say that no flavor stands alone in this beer and overall it is a wonderful blend of flavors and refreshing. While drinking it, I think of how simple it is, but that is exactly how I would like my saison to be, and this one is spot on.