Sneak Attack Saison - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by Stinkypuss:
2.95/5 rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
LOOK: Pours a cloudy pale golden color. White head forms and leaves a bit of lace on the snifter.
SMELL: Wheat, hay and a light Belgian funk with some bubblegum/banana like esters. Grassy.
TASTE: Light tartness supported by a wheat malt base. The can says its brewed with cardamom, and it is very strong in the taste with a seedy, peppery, poppy like dryness. Very mild bitterness and a spice bite. There is a small citrusy acidity that is the saving grace for the flavor. Yeast phenols are muted for the most part.
FEEL: Light bodied, fairly drinkable since its so light and packs in the flavor. The cardamom in the end just becomes overbearing in the finish and leaves a seedy oil coating on the palate. Some tasters have detected a numbing sensation, I concur.
OVERALL: Very average and over spiced. I'd probably quite enjoy it if they left the cardamom out of the recipe entirely. Cardamom. That's the sneak attack here. Mediocre but beats a trip to the dentist.
Serving type: can
01-30-2013 05:08:34 | More by Stinkypuss
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I found the doubts about this beer because it came in a can to be groundless.
I love this brewer and I vastly prefer cans.
A: Big yellow body with big dense Belgian head, lots of floaters. However, it fades too fast and laces not enough after the first rings. Initial visual impression is good.
S: Classic saison, almost in direction of a white Duvel, with grainy toast malt, lemon, lemon grass, cracker, floral and effervescent.
T: Follows smell, plenty of sweetness and yeast that fall right into my expectation, so much so that I can drink more of these if I had them. Pilsner yes, but not bland, like every other American version I have tried, this is more like a real Beligan. Coriander, and hops, fill out the bill in a lovely long tingly finish.
MF: As noted long tingly finish, fluffy feeling, refreshing, well made.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2014 00:26:50 | More by Act25
3.53/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A: Bright lemon peel coloring, slight, misty haze with a medium dense, slow rise of effervesce. Big, creamy white capping, lasting appeal, leaving a thick band of lace behind.
S: Quick, initial wiff of bananas, then some light musky citrus. Tart orange, dry sweetness of caramel grains and bread, with sliver of barnyard air.
T: Flavor had an initial sweetness of caramel-orange, toasted grains, soft hay and a touch of barnyard muskiness. Lightly dry lemon tartness with a nice leave of dry tropical, pineapple, lightly tart frutiness and banana.
M: Mouthful was spritzy , nice snappy bite of carbonation, bready feel, that turns frothy on the hold.
O: Overall a fairly solid saison, tart citrus in a can, sharp carbonation, though flavor could of been a bit sharper and more defined.
Serving type: can
03-28-2014 01:02:34 | More by beerthulhu
Sneak Attack Saison from 21st Amendment Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.