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Sneak Attack Saison - 21st Amendment Brewery

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422 Ratings

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Ratings: 422
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 14
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
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)
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

vfedetz, Jan 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

mac8113, Apr 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

ottstinate, Jun 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Envelopes, Jan 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

strongaf, Feb 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

psoriasaurus, Feb 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

jwps214, Jan 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

djrn2, Feb 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

ZEB89, May 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

greymalkin, Jan 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

kjrod20, Jun 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

wdarcy77, Jan 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

JxExM, Mar 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

jbaker67, Jan 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

mcsauter82, Mar 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Bartos, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of alaimoa
3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Picked these cans up a few months ago just wanting to try. Pours a hazy gold and instantly smell spice, citrus and biscuits. Taste instantly citrusy and bready with a hit of fall spices. Not initially bitter but there is a late bitterness that lingers in somewhat of an unpleasant way.
Overall this beer is okay, I would possibly buy it again but not seek it out

alaimoa, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of wvsabbath
3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving Type - Can

Appearance - Straw yellow, tan tint, nice thick, foamy 1 inch head with tons of lacing.

Smell - Floral hops, spices, pepper, banana, lemon, grassy/earthy. Lots of yeast and sugars.

Taste - Starts of with classic flavors, floral hops, lemon, orange, yeast, spices. Grassy and earthy but, rather bland without any funky saison flavors. Some sour notes near the finish. Kind of a one two punch, floral fruits, then spices and that's all.

Mouthfeel - Fruits, spices coat the tongue. Palate gets more of the same with a little yeasty notes. Aftertaste is weak and mild sour.

Overall - Bland, forgettable and very boring. It starts out promising but quickly dies fast. Flavor is very basic and lacks sweetness of yeasts and sourness that most saisons have. Not a winner from a brewery that I really enjoy.

wvsabbath, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of CHickman
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy bright yellow color with a snow white foamy 1-2 finger head that faded at a moderate pace and left decent spotty lacing.

Smells of clove, ginger (apparently that’s the cardamom listed on the can), grass, cinnamon, herbs, spices like potpourri, wheat, lemon and dried flowers; this is all spices and zero malt or hops in the nose. Fans of potpourri will really dig this nose; fans of basic beer smell will not.

Tastes of strong ginger up front, followed by clove, wheat, dry yeast, herbs, grass, cinnamon and spices like coriander, pepper and potpourri, lemon, hay and dried flowers; a hint of toasted grains and floral hop peek through, but just like the nose the flavor is all spices with the ginger/cardamom being the dominant aspect. Not my cup of tea, but some people may like this.

Mouthfeel is light and zesty, with high fizzy carbonation, a medium body, and a grainy semi-dry finish that leave nothing but the ginger taste in your mouth; feels like having a piece of fresh ginger that comes with sushi.

Overall this was interesting, but this is a one-time beer for me. Not my flavor profile of choice and not all that enjoyable to me.

CHickman, Mar 29, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Pours up an okay amount of head which has decent retention. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a dull and pale straw that appears as a bright, lemon yellow in the light. No real lacing is left behind. Maybe a spot or two.

Nose- The cardamom is pretty dominant on the nose but it is quickly followed by other spices and herbs. Coriander, lots of botanicals, and juniper (very reminiscent of gin) with light notes of apple and lemon in the background. Some white pepper. Swirling shows a brighter note of apple. Some banana. Some grassiness, some earth.

Taste- Starts off with a front of lemon with notes of apple in the background. Moves into aforementioned botanicals and juniper. Notes of clove, wood, earth, and grass on the finish. A pretty big linger of chalk and ash. Seems a little thin in comparison to the aroma. Not as much cardamom as on the nose either. After a while, most notes fade away and there is lemon, coriander, slight juniper, and chalk left. Some ashiness. Not intolerable but rather boring. I think that the best that I could rate this would be average. Okay for a saison in a can but I've had better from a can. This lacks too much presence and complexity to be more than average. It's similar to Stone Saison but without the in your face presence. A little more hopped than I would like a saison to be, especially considering there isn't much else to push back against the hops. This is, without a doubt, an extremely mediocre beer.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with maybe a little bit too much carbonation and a faint carbonic sting. Somewhat dry finish. Maybe a little watery.

Drinkability- Pretty easygoing but also fairly boring. It was only 7 bucks for a 6 pack and now I know the reason.

Overall- There are worse beers out there. Pretty much just average. I wouldn't worry about passing this up. This will not be a repurchase.

artoolemomo, May 10, 2014
Sneak Attack Saison from 21st Amendment Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.