Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale Le Merle is 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 of tropical fruit.
Le Merle (the Blackbird) suggests an image that somehow seems appropriate for this subtle, sophisticated Belgian-style Saison beer. It has been described by Michael Jackson as “More than a serious beer – it is outstanding….Dizzying, appetizing, refreshing.”. For all she has contributed since the brewery’s founding, North Coast is pleased to honor our Merle, Brewmaster Mark Ruedrich’s wife, with Le Merle.