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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 dbrauneis
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a medium straw yellow in color with moderate to significant amounts of active visible carbonation rising moderately quickly from the bottom of the glass as well as some faint lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy off-white head that reduces to a medium to large patch of thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of cardamon with some earthiness and light amounts of spicy/peppery yeast. There is also a light amount of slightly sweet lemon citrus (almost like a lemonade) plus a touch of wheat..

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate amount of wheat flavors that is followed by light to moderate flavors of slightly sweet lemon citrus. There are light to moderate herbal, grassy, and earthy hops as well as spicy/peppery yeast. Additionally there is a moderate flavor of cardamon towards the finish which lingers.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and with the can format easy to bring places with you. Refreshing and enjoyable with well hidden alcohol.

dbrauneis, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of frankenc
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

frankenc, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

MN_Beerticker, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of Bieniek30
3/5  rDev -15%

Bieniek30, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Bikeboy1
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Bikeboy1, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

jaydoc, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of od_sf
3/5  rDev -15%

od_sf, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of longisland1983
4/5  rDev +13.3%

longisland1983, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of kayrex
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

kayrex, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of juicebox
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

juicebox, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of BrooklynPanch
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

BrooklynPanch, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Texasfan549, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of lanegan94
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

lanegan94, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of rodemey2
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

rodemey2, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of fivetime
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

fivetime, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Redneckwine
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Frosty 12 oz can into pint glass

Appearance - Hazy golden, fizzy 1 finger head dissipates to almost nothing, not much lacing.

Smell - fruity yeast, quite spicy with the advertised cardamom being apparent, slight funk

Feel/Taste - Yikes...feel and taste aren't doing it for me. Prickly carbonation, medium/heavy body. Flavor starts out as quite medicinal herbs, kind of minty, with the cardamom spice, then moves into straight up bandaid funk flavor and slight graininess. Finishes dry and a bit astringent; flat.

Overall - Admittedly, I haven't tried a great deal of saisons, but this one has been the most unappealing thus far. Mouthfeel isn't very crisp and seems disjointed with the weird bandaid/rubber funk and spice flavors. Not a big fan of the astringent finish. It's difficult taking down this sixer :(

Redneckwine, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of BH712
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

BH712, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of HanaFriend
3/5  rDev -15%

HanaFriend, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of bluejacket74
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can, canned on 11/14/13. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy gold color with an inch white head. There's a small amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like peppery spice, cardamom, bready/grainy malt, and some citrus. It tastes like wheat malt, lemon peel, clove, cardamom, peppery spice and some earthy/floralness. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and easy enough to drink. I liked this brew, it's worth trying if you've never had it before.

bluejacket74, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Boone757, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of gspeer711
3/5  rDev -15%

gspeer711, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of magnusdave
4/5  rDev +13.3%

magnusdave, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of BigBry
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

BigBry, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Jeff22
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Jeff22, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Cincy_Brew
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Cincy_Brew, Feb 07, 2014
Sneak Attack Saison from 21st Amendment Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.