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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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 12/20
csaso (1993) - Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2016
Tap - small foamy head, medium copper color, fairly balanced aroma and flavor with moderate malt backbone and mild earthy hops, spicy (in a little different way) - can't tell if it's from the malt or the yeast, a little bit of a different saison but ok overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2892) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2016
For the aroma, at first all I got was burnt sugar, toffee, bit of hops; next time around I did get a whiff of the saison musty funk. Flavor wasn’t bad with a rye fruity Saison stylishness. Some off notes in the finish tho.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (19933) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Draft. Hazy golden yellow color. Aroma of lightly spiced bread dough. Taste has funky spice. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (5235) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Yellowish pour from draft at Fulton. White head. Sweet and fruity. Peach lemon and bubblegum. Bitter finish. Not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4777) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2015
Amber color with a small head. Aroma of straw, apple, and spice. Light grain and spicy rye flavor. Mildly peppery. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (942) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2015
Tap at Happy Gnome. Hazy dark orange with minimal head. Rye is prominent with yeast, bready, and light lemon peel. Taste is dry with a light spicy quality. Medium bodied with a foamy feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2015
Amber pour with a medium soapy head Aroma is orange peel, banana, while wheat bread. Flavour is rye bread up front, light peppery spice, biscuity, fruity yeast character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2263) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2015
Pours red orange with a frothy white head that seems to stick around. Aroma has noticeable rye and yeast subtle farmhouse. Taste has good rye spice bitterness and yeast. Palate is crisp and fizzy. Pretty solid take!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosskyle (466) - - APR 1, 2015
Sweet honey aroma. Hazy Amber color. Carbonated thick texture. Bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
briandwagner (23) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Rather hazy golden orange color with a tan head. Has a spicy rye aroma with a hint of sweetness. It is pretty bitter and the rye flavor is very prominent. It has a medium body and is also very carbonated which gives it a nice liveliness. It leaves a bit of a doughy after taste. This beer is just okay.

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