Sneak Attack Saison - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Ratings: 420 | Reviews: 88 | Display Reviews Only:
3.81/5 rDev +7.9%
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.
04-24-2014 20:15:52 | More by DIM
3.79/5 rDev +7.4%
Had this from a can to frosted mug at Fremont Diner in Sonoma. Pours hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma of cardamom, some grassy hop, hay, a hint of light fruit sweetness. Flavor follows the aroma closely with lots of hay flavor, sweetness and honey, spice like cardamom, and a nice light slightly banana-like yeastiness. Light bodied, but creamy with medium plus plus carbonation. Overall I enjoyed this beer a lot. Surprised at its relatively low score.
03-10-2014 03:55:03 | More by BMMillsy
3.46/5 rDev -2%
A: shiny, golden bubbly body, trace white head, slight lacing
S: lemon peel/grassy, Belgian yeast, floral, light spice
T: lemon peel/grass, yeast, malt, floral, mild bitter/semi-dry finish
M: med/light body, bubbly/semi-dry mouth
O: Nice; enjoy 21st Brewery. Good intro Saison,
but could be improved.
QUITE NICE; NOT MUST HAVE!
01-24-2013 19:55:28 | More by BeerLover99
3.55/5 rDev +0.6%
Tasty enough beer, just not a great Saison. Pours a hazy pale gold color from a can into my pint glass. A hard pour gives you a decent size delicately bubbly white head. Average retention and a little lacing.
Smell is primarily lemon zest and some cardamom. Pleasant.
Taste is more of the same. Lemon zest is most prominent. Spices are cardamom and black pepper. What is missing is the musty, yeasty funk that has been described as "horse blanket" or "barnyard". To me that funk is an essential part of a great Saison.
Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing.
Overall, a good summer beer, but if you are looking for a top shelf Saison...this one isn't it.
03-06-2013 01:30:03 | More by JayQue
3.31/5 rDev -6.2%
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.
01-20-2013 09:55:02 | More by elNopalero
3.38/5 rDev -4.2%
Pours two fingers of head on a cloudy light golden body.
The aroma is lemon, grain and cardamom.
The taste has a dry cardamom flavor with some mild lemon bitterness bring it to an end.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It light and airy overall. Mild flavor. Drinkable and sort of interesting.
12-29-2013 02:32:41 | More by Fatehunter
4.16/5 rDev +17.8%
Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Canned on 12-17-12.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellowish golden orange with a lot of bubbles. Big four finger white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.
Smell: A very spicy and yeasty aroma with good hints of citrus. Belgian yeast with some hints of barnyard funk, pepper, and clove. Big scent of cardamom spicing that really sticks out. Herbal, earthy hops with a hint of grass. Hints of citrus orange and lemon zest along with some banana. Soft malts with hints of wheat grains, hay, and biscuit. A nice spice driven Saison smell.
Taste: Like the smell hints, a very spice driven Belgian farmhouse taste with esters of citrus. Belgian yeast with pepper and clove spicing along with a little ginger. Big taste of the cardamon spice. Fairly herbal with some earthy hops and grass. Taste of banana and citrus fruit including orange and lemon zest. Soft bready malts with notes of wheat grains, hay, and biscuit. A pretty nice twist on the style.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp, spicy, and very smooth. Fairly drying.
Overall: A pretty good tasting take on the style. A pretty untraditional take on it with the heavy cardamon, but it works well.
03-08-2013 07:29:20 | More by MattyG85
Sneak Attack Saison from 21st Amendment Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.