Saturday, March 12, 2016

Fulton Barrel-Aged Expat

This saison style beer made with rye is from the Fulton Brewing Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The beer has 5.7% ABV and 30 IBU's. They have taken their regular Expat Rye Saison and aged it in red wine barrels. This is bottle 1522 of 3000. Ten percent of the profits of this beer go into the Ful10 fund that provides micro loans to entrepreneurs.

The beer pours a deep amber and copper in color. There is a short head of tan foam. The aroma is oak, red wine, light toasted rye bread, a touch of flowers. The taste follows the aromas, hitting oak, red wine, rye bread, dark fruits, mildly spicy, all in a very balanced harmony. The beer drinks smooth, with a vibrant tingling of carbonation reminiscent of a sparkling wine. This is very well-done.  

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