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RATINGS: 1027   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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.

Editors Note: previously known as Whole Foods Silver Jubilee.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foduck (330) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2011
I like the label design. Cloudy yellow with big white head. Aroma is dusty, yeasty, spicy. Good carbonation, spicy yeast notes, pale malts, very dry finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (1916) - HONG KONG - APR 8, 2017

355ml bottle bought at HK Brewcraft in Central.

Looks: Clear golden orangeLess than one-quarter finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 40 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with active carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant Pils malt, with strong citrus, strong wheaty tartness, pineapple, strong phenolic, light floral, sugar, strong cloves, spices, bread, strong Bel yeast and light grass.

Taste: Med to strong sweet Pils malt, with light wheaty tartness, light plums, dark fruits, phenolic, floral, sugar, strong spices, biscuits, strong Bel yeast, lemon, medium bitter hops and grass.

Body: Close to medium body. Dry and slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Good Pils maltyness in a slightly lean but solid background, with some light wheatyness but still smooth. Dark fruit esters, floral with strong sweetness. Well-hidden booze; spicy, Bel yeasty with good lemon to round. Quite decent but...

Hoppiness: Strong citrus, light floral and light grass in nose, same in taste but stronger; Bitterness is quite strong for a lasting, mid to high astringent sweet-bitter malty finish.

After Taste: Dry. Sweet, spicy and fairly bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one seems to try too hard to belong: as Belgian Saison, its too sweet (although I like a sweet Saison, this one is overboard), Bel yeast being simple for a monotone citrus aroma and phenolic/spicyness is too strong. Not bad to try, but I rather stick with the real deals from Belgium and France.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rami_pl (3036) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 1, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Rami Rami is drinking a Le Merle by North Coast Brewing Company Jasne owoce (brzoskwinie, morele, ananas) i mocna nieco apteczna dziczyzna, w ustach dosc agresywne, piolunowe, slodkawe. Nie w ta strone, dzikusy!
Rami Rami: A, jeszcze sporo przyprawowosci, takiej pieprzowej... to byloby fajowe piwo zeby dzikusy sie nie zagalopowaly ;) i tak najs

Ocena potraktowana skryptem do przeliczania ocen (uzgodnienie UT/RB).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Banksiz (127) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 27, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2017 Minerally nose with a touch of lemon. Some ripe fruit as it warms up and breathes. Medium body, spritzy with a mild bitterness. Slight harshness in the finish stops it from being one of the great saisons. At 7.9%, alcohol a bit too high for its depth of flavor. Nevertheless, its a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (1549) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 8, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2017 Spicy floral aroma in a golden pour. Massive saison flavor profile is very tasty if a little in-your-face - albeit in a good way. Probably the most American saison Ive had (maybe a little too strong for the style to my taste).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jasonbenali (178) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Pours a cloudy amber to orange with clean white head and some lacing. Aroma of ripe banana, cloves, pineapple, bread and orange, with a touch of spice. Taste is sweet, but not as sweet as expected, with a dry medium bitter, but short to medium finish. Surprisingly light for its ABV and a little disappointing accordingly. Thats not to say its not an enjoyable saison, but for the strength it needs to deliver a lot more flavour for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jspencer78 (37) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Cloudy orange with big white head which dissipates fairly quickly. Musty citrus aroma with taste of spicy hops, bananas and lemon. Fizzy mouth feel and nice dry finish. Very nice saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (662) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2016
(Bottle) Cloudy orange body with large cream head.Strong yeast aroma; tropical fruit and berries; grain; bubblegum. Mild sweetness, dry hop bitterness; bubblegum and light spices. Light to medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VueltaBirrista (94) - Murcia, SPAIN - DEC 23, 2016
Le Merle se presenta de color mbar muy meloso y un poco nebulosa. La cerveza presenta al verterla en copa muy poca espuma y en unos segundos desaparece por completo. Es muy agradable en todos los aspectos. En primer lugar, su aroma a malta, frutas tropicales y pltano. Su sabor es delicioso. De trago largo y refrescante, aparece toda la fuerza de la cepa de levadura belga empleada y el carcter del lpulo. As que mientras la bebes experimentas en boca sensaciones tan diferentes como manzana, ctricos, caramelo o miel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (1559) - Kiel, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2016
O.K., hier kann man tief eintauschen, in die Welt der belgischen Biere. Oftmals gibt es fast anzgliche Tripel und BSA Verweise. HOT!!! Zuerst zieht der Duft von Gartenkrutern und tiefreifen Steinfrchten durch die Nase. Hammer, aber dann DER TRUNK!!! PERFEKT!!!! Erst trocken, dann ffnet er sich der Malzflut, die fett von Zitronen und Waldhonigspritzern befeuert wird. Weltklasse!!! Am Ende ist alles wieder vereinend trocken. Ein Kunstwerk und das aus den USA ;). TAP. STRONGBOWS KIEL. 0,3/4,50.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmet (925) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2016
L: -pours a hazy golden with a big,foamy,white head -medium carbonation visible S: -honey,lemon,white bread,peach,apricot,pear,faint tartness T: -honey,sugar,lemon,white bread,spicy,herbal -medium to high,lingering bitterniss F: -medium to high carbonation -light to medium body -alcohol noticeable O: Fits more into the Range of the Hoppy Belgian Strong Ales. Very good overall.

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