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Sneak Attack Saison - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

422 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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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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Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

williamjbauer, Feb 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Bloodbuzz99, Feb 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

StevenK708, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of tigg924
3.84/5  rDev +8.8%

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, clear, gold in color, high carbonation

Smell: huge pepper smell and hay

Taste: pepper dominates, hay, flowers--maybe lavender, dry hops at the end

Mouthfeel: sweetish start with a big bitter end, light bodied with high carbonation

Overall: I really like the powerful pepper here and the flower is nice as it warms up. The end is a bit bitter for the style, but I still like this one as a more affordable saison. I could sip on a couple as the weather started to warm.

tigg924, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

BARFLYB, Feb 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

gtermi, Feb 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

JayKay412, Feb 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

VaporDome, Feb 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

rkcrozier, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head, lots of carbonation. Smell is of spices, some fruits. Taste is good. Lots of spices, cardamon standing out, some fruits, yeast, good flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

tone77, Feb 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 22, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -50.4%

johnhenryconway, Feb 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

justinbrown, Feb 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

KevinGordon, Feb 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

dweeuu, Feb 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

mendvicdog, Feb 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Cooper, Feb 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

mweso2000, Feb 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

grittybrews, Feb 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

nmann08, Feb 17, 2013
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3.33/5  rDev -5.7%

12 oz can. canned on 12/ 16/12.

A: surprised at how clear this brew is. a very dull yellow hue. head is bright white and bubbly. retention is average, spotted lacing.

S: lots of cardamom. perhaps some allspice as well. lilacs, heather. diverse to say the least, however, inviting.

T: similar to the nose, plenty of cardamom. too much cardamom, it is pretty much all you get. some yeasty sulfurs. the body could use some more grain, maybe some brett funk.

M: average carb . some conditioning would have been appreciated.

D: the cardamom is nice, but the brew came out a little too one-note for me. if they can get some funk in there, can condition (if possible...) they could really have something here.

Jimmys, Feb 17, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +13.6%

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
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

dsshuck, Feb 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

THECPJ, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of bsp77
3.89/5  rDev +10.2%

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
Sneak Attack Saison from 21st Amendment Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.