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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 styleby 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 styles heritage of fusing refreshment with a bold, spicy farmhouse character. Its a great beer to enjoy on its own in the late afternoon, but may even be better when paired with a meal.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13152) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Minnesota Trip Beer #196. Keg at the brewery, 5/12/16. Hazy amber, thin creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toasted malts, rye, citrus. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, cherries, rye. Medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ACHops (1476) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2016
On tap @ Fulton. Pours clear medium orange amber with thin white head. Aroma is big rye malt, lightly smoky on the back. Taste is clean toasted light rye malt, dry finish, very light saison yeast notes. Great rye flavor, super drinkable, honestly not quite readily identifiable as a saison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5914) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2016
12oz bottle. Thick, unfiltered orange-brown body. Creamy thin, glass lacing off-white head. Pleasant mouthfeel. Caramel tones of top of a clean, well made US Saison. Pretty enjoyable merging of flavors, the rye sort of mellows out the Saison yeast. Well made.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (11819) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2016
355ml bottle. This one is weird it tastes like grapefruit pith and Im not sure where that is coming form, bitter and pithy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjmoen (363) - - JUN 26, 2016
B-. Pours a clear amber color with white head. The flavor is upfront and disappears quickly

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csaso (2179) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3283) - 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 wasnt bad with a rye fruity Saison stylishness. Some off notes in the finish tho.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (22574) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Draft. Hazy golden yellow color. Aroma of lightly spiced bread dough. Taste has funky spice. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (5889) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4976) - 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.


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