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RATINGS: 841   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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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 af tropical fruit.

Editorís Note: previously known as Whole Foods Silver Jubilee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1251) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bomber. Gold with a white head. Honey and lemon aromas. Sweet and slightly funky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (448) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2014
375 ml bottle from Wilburís thanks to Matt. Appearance: 3 fingers white head that doesnít last too long, straw yellow, slightly cloudy, Aroma: fruity white wine, earthey yeast, leaves, light molasses. Palate: light body, lively carbonation, dry finish, thin texture, light alcohol warming. Taste: wheat and fruit sweetness with light tartness, ending with light bitterness. Overall, very nice beer, like the balance and the crispness. Very solid farmhouse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GriffDaddy (64) - - MAY 6, 2014
Pale yellow pour with a thick white lasting head. Barny aroma, waiting on that head. Slight sour funkiness, grassy, maybe a bit of honey in the distance. Head in the way. A few minutes later this really opens up. Burnt sugar and caramel, canít find the tropical fruit but a nice funky-hard sweet taste. Much better as the bottle emptied. Would I drink again? Yes. Would I order again? yes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2350) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle. Nice notes of bread, lemon, floral hop, pepper, and citrus peel. Finish was Belgian spice. I found it refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (1890) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Crisp, fizzy, a bit tart and yeasty. Hints of citrus zest and spice. Full and smooth with a crisp finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1860) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2014
12 oz bottle from "Lifesource" in Salem $3.49 Pours a slightly hazy,fine carbonated golden colour..large rocky white head. fine summer fruit aromas ,nectarine, papaya, some apricot., a little barnyard hay in the back. Nice Taste is the same but a little more spicy/peppery and floral. Nice mouth feel..very fine carbonation. Long lasting after taste from the hops I assume. A fine beer for a warm humid spring night

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chucklemation (425) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2014
Pours a transparent yellow with a very foamy, long-lasting white head. Has an aroma of sweet Belgian yeast and fruit. Flavor is sweet yeast, fruit, and a touch of spice. Has a light body feel and goes down smooth. Towards the end the beer begins to lose its flavor. This is a very good saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1208) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 23, 2014
750 shared. Poured a medium semi hazy orange color with a white head. Aroma is typical saison scent with Belgian yeast and some citrus mainly orange peel. The flavor citrusy saison with Belgian yeast I really donít get much on the hops. Overall decent saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (998) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2014
August 30th, 2011 - Despite the name, and pronouncements to the contrary from North Coastís webpage, I found La Merle to taste much more like a dry tripel than like a saison, or farmhouse ale (whatever that means.) Aspen white bubbles quickly inflate to the top of the glass, thousands of pearls and marbles forming a gaseous matrix that practically begs to be applied to my upper lip. A bright straw color glows from the glass, dense and foggy like an early London morning. The aroma features smells of bubblegum, banana and a nice springiness with a touch of mild herbs like parsley. In the flavor I parse out more of those subtly sweet tastes of bubble gum and banana, lifted by a highly carbonated, slightly sweet body, finished with a light, clean edge and and even cleaner finish. This is the apogee of Spring drinking, and best taken liberally on an early Spring afternoon with some lightly cooked seasonal vegetables.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 15, 2014
On tap. Comes a cloudy pale golden orange with a decent white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, and spice. Taste is citrus, tropical, funk, spice, and malt. Nice.

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