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Sneak Attack Saison - 21st Amendment Brewery

Sneak Attack SaisonSneak Attack Saison

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BA SCORE
80
good

363 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 363
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%


Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hoptometrist on 01-04-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 363 | Reviews: 78 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by TaylorK:
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TaylorK

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is another in a set I picked up on a whim while I was out of state (West Virginia doesn't have a lot of great options). I'm glad to present a fairly positive review on a 21st Amendment beer because I really didn't like their Back in Black I just reviewed.

A: Poured into a pint glass from a can. The beer is golden in color and poured a very light head. Carbonation is quite visible after the initial pour.

S: The smell of the beer is sweet like a fruity candy smell. Banana really jumps out to me. A really deep smell does yield a spring-like cut-grass odor.

T: Taste is great. It's very spicy but the advertised cardamom is present on the back end. I taste a bit of lemony flavor that at first tastes like a hard-lemonade, but does unfortauntely sort of fade off into a harsher bitter lemon zest.

M: Light, crisp and refreshing. Borders on watery, but I thought it was a comfortable drink. The beer does kind of cling a bit after the swallow, but it's not bad at all.

O: This beer is great. I'll admit I can sometimes be a sucker for nifty packaging and aside from being a farmhouse ale in a can, it's also a pretty great beer. I'd definitely consume this again.

Serving type: can

01-14-2013 00:25:28 | More by TaylorK
More User Reviews:
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: Hazy, pale yellow; poured with a short lived fizzy head.

s: Lots of something I haven't smelled very often. Can says cardamom so I'll go with that. Mineral-y pils malt, lemon grass, and peppery yeast.

t: Plenty of what I guess is cardamom dominates. Odd, but it works pretty well. A bit funky which is nice, some lemon and pepper as well. A little grainy sweetness too.

m: A tad bit heavy for the style, but nicely effervescent.

o: No classic saison here, but this was pretty damn good nonetheless.

Serving type: can

04-24-2014 20:15:52 | More by DIM
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-24-2014 17:25:12 | More by bacher468
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FocusDave

California

4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can (of course) into a tall goblet.

A - Pale golden yellow with a bit of haze, but mostly translucent. One finger of white bubbly head with very retention.

S - Spicy and yeasty. Hints of orange. Spot on for the style.

T - Bready with a decent amount of spice and again just a touch of citrus.

M - Slightly overwhelming in body, then the carbonation starts to do its trick. A little heavy on the finish.

O - I like the winter seasonal Fireside Chat better, but this is a decent saison.

Serving type: can

04-24-2014 04:23:07 | More by FocusDave
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dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-21-2014 16:44:31 | More by dannyfayy
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mac8113

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-20-2014 02:08:54 | More by mac8113
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Zachior

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I would sum this one up by asking if you liked chai latte's? I know this sounds odd but this beer resembles that smooth spicy flavor you've loved from one of my favorite specialty coffee drinks. At a whopping 6.2% alc/vol you would never of guessed for how easy this one goes down. (Wouldn't have guessed it was alcoholic at times) If you were looking for a more traditional saison you may step back and wonder why it wasn't spot on, but it does post right on the can it is brewed with cardamom so right away if you didn't know what that was, you shouldn't haven't been surprised this beer had a more exotic flavor. Only for the better in my opinion, this beer is fantastic and drinks just like any other summer celebration beer. I hope you'll enjoy!

Serving type: can

04-20-2014 00:36:58 | More by Zachior
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shigg85

Japan

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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rfgetz

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13%

04-19-2014 23:36:42 | More by rfgetz
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-19-2014 01:07:31 | More by lockewoodfin
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cletusdog

California

4/5  rDev +13%

04-18-2014 03:49:35 | More by cletusdog
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -15.3%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Washington

4/5  rDev +13%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

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Chris00710

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-09-2014 22:11:24 | More by Chris00710
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rosschive

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-08-2014 23:59:47 | More by rosschive
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-06-2014 22:10:40 | More by erialbill
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bradleypatter

New York

4/5  rDev +13%

04-06-2014 19:59:45 | More by bradleypatter
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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Sneak Attack Saison from 21st Amendment Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.