1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sneak Attack Saison - 21st Amendment Brewery

Not Rated.
Sneak Attack SaisonSneak Attack Saison

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

411 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 411
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 11
Gots: 22 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Sneak Attack Saison Alström Bros
Ratings: 411 | Reviews: 87 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of VancouverHops
VancouverHops

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

03-03-2014 20:46:01 | More by VancouverHops
Photo of mac8113
mac8113

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

04-20-2014 02:08:54 | More by mac8113
Photo of ottstinate
ottstinate

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

06-22-2014 08:52:24 | More by ottstinate
Photo of BltByKrmn
BltByKrmn

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

02-01-2013 20:01:54 | More by BltByKrmn
Photo of Envelopes
Envelopes

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

01-20-2013 15:59:01 | More by Envelopes
Photo of strongaf
strongaf

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

02-12-2013 01:58:27 | More by strongaf
Photo of psoriasaurus
psoriasaurus

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

02-04-2014 20:45:59 | More by psoriasaurus
Photo of jwps214
jwps214

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

01-25-2014 04:41:49 | More by jwps214
Photo of djrn2
djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

02-02-2014 22:41:55 | More by djrn2
Photo of ZEB89
ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

05-04-2014 15:40:26 | More by ZEB89
Photo of greymalkin
greymalkin

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

01-11-2014 04:01:51 | More by greymalkin
Photo of kjrod20
kjrod20

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

06-18-2014 17:21:37 | More by kjrod20
Photo of TapHeadBrewing
TapHeadBrewing

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

01-18-2014 22:13:30 | More by TapHeadBrewing
Photo of Beerlover
Beerlover

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

10-03-2013 22:14:26 | More by Beerlover
Photo of wdarcy77
wdarcy77

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

01-13-2013 03:23:36 | More by wdarcy77
Photo of JxExM
JxExM

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

03-01-2013 04:25:16 | More by JxExM
Photo of jbaker67
jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

01-11-2013 23:34:17 | More by jbaker67
Photo of mcsauter82
mcsauter82

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

03-08-2013 22:30:24 | More by mcsauter82
Photo of Bartos
Bartos

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

01-19-2014 19:52:14 | More by Bartos
Photo of alaimoa
alaimoa

Connecticut

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

Serving type: can

07-02-2013 21:50:05 | More by alaimoa
Photo of wvsabbath
wvsabbath

West Virginia

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.

Serving type: can

03-09-2014 23:41:41 | More by wvsabbath
Photo of CHickman
CHickman

New York

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.

Serving type: can

03-29-2013 03:06:16 | More by CHickman
Photo of artoolemomo
artoolemomo

Oregon

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 02:40:47 | More by artoolemomo
Photo of OWSLEY069
OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a lightly hazy yellow with a white head. In the aroma, cardamom, lemon citrus, and small tart earthiness.. In the taste, lemon citrus and cardamom, with a small tart and dryer end. A small spice bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry cardamom and lemon citrus in the aftertaste. Dry and small earthy tartness, big lemon citrus, just above average.

Serving type: can

01-24-2013 21:05:37 | More by OWSLEY069
Photo of elNopalero
elNopalero

Texas

3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Canned on 12/16/2012 and cracked open one month later. The can says "hand crafted & canned by 21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, CA."

This pours a light hazy golden wit color with a light foam that rapidly dissipates. I get a delicately floral aroma with some cardamom notes, maybe a little honeyed-basil hints. The aroma doesn’t come out & grab you, tho.

The flavor has an upfront bitter bite which quickly blunts, a light spice & some more cardamom notes.
The 38 ibus on it helps. As it opens I get an almost soapy, cilantro vegetal note to the aroma and flavor. There’s some coriander seed as well. And is this a whisper of cinnamon? The elements are there but they don’t result in an end product that stands out. Ultimately however this is more middle-of-the-road than anything exciting. While it’s perfectly mundane and I wouldn’t think twice about this in a session but under scrutiny it doesn’t hold up.

Serving type: can

01-20-2013 09:55:02 | More by elNopalero
Sneak Attack Saison from 21st Amendment Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.