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Sneak Attack Saison - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

424 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 14
Gots: 29 | 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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Photo of brotherloco
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

brotherloco, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of jsprain1
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

jsprain1, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of BigBry
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

BigBry, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of RoryOMoore
4/5  rDev +13.3%

RoryOMoore, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of Oakenator
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Oakenator, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
4.06/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Bright golden with a fair amount of carbonation, small and large bubbled head that fades fast like a melting mashmallow. A cloudiness to the beer, with a swirl of white sediment near the center.

S: Light and citrusy, reminding me of a heffe weizen. Some spice, perhaps coriander, most likely cardamom as the can indicates. Some Belgian yeast smell as well.

T: Light, dry, citrusy and herby, a grapefruit rind bitterness near the end with herbs. Definite Beligan yeastiness as well. Reminds me of a lemonade with the rind in, and without sugar. Somewhat fruity aftertaste.

M: Light body, medium high carbonation.

O: Very dry, and almost no sweetness. Would go great with some dry cheeses like a parmesan. Its growing on me as I drink it. First time to have a 21st Amendment Brewery’s beer. The picture on the can is outrageous and funny.

patre_tim, Feb 05, 2013
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
Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Drknight, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of bsp77
3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from can into Tulip.

Appearance: Hazy straw color with stark white head and some clingy lacing.

Smell: Banana, straw, grass, cardamom. Fairly spicy and dry aroma overall.

Taste: Mostly matches the aroma, with banana, pepper, lemon, straw and hay. Fairly spicy and bitter finish - more bitter than most Saisons. However, it does not quite have the depth of flavor to make this top notch.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation with a relatively light body. Finish is quite dry.

Overall: A very nice Saison. Since it is lighter and more bitter than many others, this would be better as a summer beer, rather than releasing it late in winter. I won't ding the score for being released at an odd time, but I wish I could have this while mowing the lawn.

bsp77, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of sneaks2210
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

sneaks2210, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of mikeburd1128
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

mikeburd1128, May 11, 2014
Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

bacher468, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of facundoCNB
4.01/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a hazy light yellow pour with 2 fingers of white head which left behind nice amounts of lacing. smells of lemongrass, pepper, a nice fruity citrus scent of tangerines. a very floral flavor.. lemongrass, pepper are both there, honey, sunflower petals come to mind in a weird way. medium body with a nice amount of carbonation. a slight sting on the lips from the alcohol.. feels nice.

this is a pretty decent saison in a season where there's barely any competition. i gotta hand it to 21st amendment for the bold move of releasing this now.. and thank them at the same time :)

facundoCNB, Feb 17, 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
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

mpalestino, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

TrickkyGangsta, Feb 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Localdrinklax, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of Paccamacca
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Paccamacca, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

random846, Feb 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

kvgomps, May 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Beerlover, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

FUwolfpacker, May 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

grittybrews, Feb 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

GeoffreyM, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of ckollias
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this 12oz can out of a craft beer glass.

A: Pours a clear golden straw with a 2-finger white head that slowly dissipates leaving a nice trail and ending in a sold lace.

S: Belgian yeast and fruity aroma.

T: Sweet Belgian fruity malt with a tangy and yeast-like backbone.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Solid farmhouse ale – went down smooth and easy.

ckollias, Apr 28, 2013
Sneak Attack Saison from 21st Amendment Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.