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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
briandwagner (19) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Guerde (1200) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2015
(bottle) Having been impressed with 2 out of 3 Fulton beers I’ve had (the much improved Worthy Adversary and Patience Barleywine), I decided to take a flyer on a sixer of this. I did not have high expectations for what I believe is Fulton’s First Foray into sasionville. Pours a hazed orange color with a thin white cap for a head. Aroma certainly holds an abundant amount of rye, with a prominent baked rye bread note prevailing that’s coupled with some spiced apple and lemon zest. A hint of vaseline. I’m pretty surprised that I kind of like what’s going on here, although it is a tad muddled with a couple off scents thrown into the mix. The flavor is not as pleasant since it contains an indistinct melange of competing flavors that devolve into a jumbled mess. There’s definitely some rye, maybe black pepper, something vaguely sweet, and something bitter on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is fairly lively. Overall this was fairly pleasant to sniff but distinctly unpleasant to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Obfuscate (202) - Minneapolis, - MAR 20, 2015
Very good looking beer, sets up nicely. Smell is rather pleasant, floral, light spices. Tastes like a saison with rye which isn’t really my style but I like to try new Fulton stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7482) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with an orange hue and a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of grass and a bit of dankness with a rye backbone and a hint of light fruits. Flavor is much more flora with light fruits and a strong rye backbone through the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisSc (355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2015
16oz pour on tap. Minneapolis. Pours copper-orange. Hazy. Small white head. Aroma is spicy. A little fruity (apple?). Cereal. A little bit of a malt liquor. Taste is a little bitter throughout. Body is medium.slick texture. A little frothy. Long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2034) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
Draft. Gold in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Quite floral on the nose, backed by notes of candi sugar and under ripe peach. Spicy and dry on the palate with loads of white and black pepper, coriander and cut grass. Almost too sharply spiced. Just ok overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (7533) - 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 (510) - 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 (9) - Menominee, Michigan, 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.

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