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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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At 6.3% ABV, about 30 IBU, and on the higher end of the carbonation spectrum, The Expat is in line with classic definitions of the style–by the numbers, anyway. Unlike most saisons, however, The Expat is brewed with a substantial percentage of rye in the mash and is filtered prior to packaging. The result is a crisp, effervescent saison that is true in spirit to the style’s heritage of fusing refreshment with a bold, spicy farmhouse character. It’s a great beer to enjoy on its own in the late afternoon, but may even be better when paired with a meal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (7027) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, golden yellow pour with white head, aroma brought biscuit, bread, spice, rye, lots of earthy notes into some slight white fruit, some grass and herbs. Taste is a mix of herbs, grass, slight bread into a hint of grain, touch of earth into more fruit, some slight spice with yeast and rye, finishing dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Tap at New Bohemia. Gold with some minor lacing. Taste is right in the saison wheelhouse...pretty standard stuff. Rye spiciness. Some hop bitterness. Falls a bit short of great. Not bad though. Worth a sample if you’re coming through Mpls.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wilnatp (630) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Palate was a bit sharp. Tasted at Stanley’s Beer and Bacon Fest - May 17th, 2014 during Art-A-Whirl in Northeast. Notes were a bit light.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaverandrew15 (7) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2014 does not count
Nice addition of the rye spiciness. Your classic saison farmhouse qualities. Aroma was lacking but all around nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Overall I liked the rye elements, yet I have too say it does not differentiate its self from other rye beers. To me its middle of the road

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1052) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2014
On tap at the brewery tap room before a Twins game. Rye element is a great "off the beaten path" flavor here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
steeleliver (121) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Orange pour with a lager golden tint. Short white head, decent lacing on the glass. A bit spicy like a rye should be, with carbonation. Really an excellent summer session beer, not a perfect beer but would drink again and in larger quantities.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonshawn (484) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Tap at acadia. A bit metallic, but likely from the pour. bitter, but with sweetness. Not bad, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
eruizgarcia (237) - - JUN 6, 2013
Head dissipates quickly. Strong rye aroma, lots of hops and booze, with enough caramel sweetness to balance them. Strong bitter aftertaste. Pleasant medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atom (1549) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2013
On tap at Northbound pours a brownish/amber with a large white head. Aroma of rye and caramel. Taste of rye and caramel with Belgian yeast. Drinkable but nothing mind blowing.

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