North Coast 25th Anniversary Ale (La Merle)

RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 89, Saison, tulip
ABV, Volume & Calories: 7.3 % in 16.9 fl oz. estimated at 200 C
Purchased at: Canal’s in Burlington, NJ (thanks for the ladder walk, Mike) for $7.12

Aroma: champagne, apple, soapy, licorice. 8 out of 10.

Visuals: slightly cloudy, golden, bright white, persistent head, thick, foamy lace, best lace ever. 5 out of 5.

Taste: apple, cherry, grape, chemical finish, a bit wet, medium craft. 7 out of 10.

Palate: foamy, surf, bubbly, highly carbonated, medium finish. 4 out of 5.

Overall: Visually appealing. Rather chemical finish, and a bit soapy. I would not seek it out again, though it was not bad. It seemed a bit more commercial than craft. 16 out of 20.

Abita Purple Haze
05/27/2008, 3:20 AM
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Abita Purple Haze
ABV: 5.5%
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: pint
Glass: shaker
Purchased at: Firkin Tavern, Ewing, NJ
Price: $5.00
Consumed at: Firkin Tavern, Ewing, NJ

sensory first impression: Conditioned. Wheaty. Like Grape Soda. Candy sweet raspberry. Hoppy, coated tongue. Long after taste. Crisp and dry finish. No head. Yellow gold, Amber. Nice body and legs.

Aroma: 7 out of 10

Visuals: 4 out of 5

Taste: 7 out of 10

Palate: 4 out of 5

Overall experience: 14 out of 20. I liked the raspberry overtones.