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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 NoProblem
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

NoProblem, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

fishguyac, May 03, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

dmorgan310, May 03, 2014
Photo of mac31
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured in tulip from can.

Unfiltered, golden brew. White head dissipated quickly. Smells of floral bouquet and spice amongst a standard saison. The first few sips help adjust your palate for what's to come. A thin bodied saison. Fruity, floral, sweet is what I'm met with. I love saisons, so I enjoy the standard aspects of this saison. Rustic, stone fruit, especially apricot notes are present. The floral, potpourri nuances add some sweetness to the slightly sweet entry of this beer. The floral flavors conclude with a nuanced minty fresh finish, reminiscint of a mojito. Near the end of the palate you get those nice funk/farmhouse flavors that come through, balanced for the beer-a little lacking for my preference. I catch some muted cereal grains near the finish. There is some slight hoppiness that firms up near palates end. The beer doesn't appear to finish all that dry. The high carbonation (appropriate for style) masks the nice coating that this brew provides in the mouthfeel department. As the beers warms it reminds me of fragrant lotion. Overall, the floral/cardamom is a little much. Could do and would do in a flight of beers or order in a small amount, 4-6 oz. pour. A friend sent me a can. I would not commit to a sixer. I appreciate this spin on a saison, just a bit much cardamom for me. If you are going to buy a sixer from these guys go with the brew free or die trying IPA. Love that stuff, it's my go to "lawnmower" IPA, aside from the ABV. Cheers!

mac31, May 02, 2014
Photo of wisegreensoul
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

wisegreensoul, May 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

tpacek, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of Waveoff
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Waveoff, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of brentk56
2.53/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenstraw; for a Belgian style, the head is underwhelming, as is the lacing

Smell: Bread and cardamom; possibly a hint of acetone

Taste: Bready, up front, and then the candi sugar, Belgian yeast and cardamom take over; there is quite a medicinal character going on, verging on acetone, though also infused with lemon; the hops linger into the finish, bringing a surprising amount of grassy bitterness

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Way too much cardamom and the beer just has too many other negative attributes for me to want to spend any more time with it; drain pour

brentk56, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

vinylrooster, Apr 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Shatter, Apr 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of DIM
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

DIM, Apr 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

bacher468, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of FocusDave
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can (of course) into a tall goblet.

A - Pale golden yellow with a bit of haze, but mostly translucent. One finger of white bubbly head with very retention.

S - Spicy and yeasty. Hints of orange. Spot on for the style.

T - Bready with a decent amount of spice and again just a touch of citrus.

M - Slightly overwhelming in body, then the carbonation starts to do its trick. A little heavy on the finish.

O - I like the winter seasonal Fireside Chat better, but this is a decent saison.

FocusDave, Apr 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

dannyfayy, Apr 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

mac8113, Apr 20, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I would sum this one up by asking if you liked chai latte's? I know this sounds odd but this beer resembles that smooth spicy flavor you've loved from one of my favorite specialty coffee drinks. At a whopping 6.2% alc/vol you would never of guessed for how easy this one goes down. (Wouldn't have guessed it was alcoholic at times) If you were looking for a more traditional saison you may step back and wonder why it wasn't spot on, but it does post right on the can it is brewed with cardamom so right away if you didn't know what that was, you shouldn't haven't been surprised this beer had a more exotic flavor. Only for the better in my opinion, this beer is fantastic and drinks just like any other summer celebration beer. I hope you'll enjoy!

Zachior, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

shigg85, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

rfgetz, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

lockewoodfin, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

cletusdog, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

tclipse, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

AGB, Apr 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

beernads, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Zekenyce, Apr 14, 2014
Sneak Attack Saison from 21st Amendment Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.