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Sneak Attack Saison - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

498 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 498
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 19
Gots: 63 | 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:
Beer added by: Hoptometrist on 01-04-2013

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3.91/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDemento456
3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Not really sure what this one looks like since I drank it from the can but I can assume it's a bright hazy yellow with a 1/2 inch of fizzy white head.

S - Smells of subdued cardamom and spices, decent bittering hops, and some wheat.

T - Not very traditional but I will be damned if it was border line session-able! Just the right amount of hops, wheat flavor is constant and cardamom/spices take a backseat. Also the yeast isn't chalky and comes in rather fruity.

M - Light and bubbly, went down quicker than a Saison should.

Overall I guess I just accepted that is is a bastardized American version of the style. If they were going for drink ability this beer is a winner!

Photo of vinci528
3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenwayPHD
3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a light, hazy, golden yellow with a one finger white head. The nose is pretty welcoming. Cardamom, lemon, hay, slightly yeasty, with a very slight malt sweetness. The flavor is okay. The cardamom completely overwhelms the other flavors and the carbonation is too high. I would like a little more presence of that barnyard funk. It's not bad just not great.

Photo of BrewViking
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The head starts beautifully, but subsides quickly, and leaves little lacing, leaving the pale gold liquid. The taste is quite good, citrusy, highly-carbonated, moderately-hopped. The 6.2 ABV is masked fairly well.

And of course, great can art as usual from 21st amendment.

Photo of Act25
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I found the doubts about this beer because it came in a can to be groundless.
I love this brewer and I vastly prefer cans.

A: Big yellow body with big dense Belgian head, lots of floaters. However, it fades too fast and laces not enough after the first rings. Initial visual impression is good.

S: Classic saison, almost in direction of a white Duvel, with grainy toast malt, lemon, lemon grass, cracker, floral and effervescent.
T: Follows smell, plenty of sweetness and yeast that fall right into my expectation, so much so that I can drink more of these if I had them. Pilsner yes, but not bland, like every other American version I have tried, this is more like a real Beligan. Coriander, and hops, fill out the bill in a lovely long tingly finish.
MF: As noted long tingly finish, fluffy feeling, refreshing, well made.

Must try.

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3.96/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of smakawhat
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a tulip glass.

A real nice deep brass gold, a good small column of middle carbonation in the middle, capped with a two finger fluffy and very white egg creamy head. Some good retention here as well, pretty solid.

Yup smells like cardamom, with a nice yeast sticky bread quality matching in the background. Controlled sensing sweetness as well. As advertised, quite nice, and more importantly not overpowering.

Palate is interesting, a little ferrous finish and metallic twinge, but a nice mid blast of cardamom and crisp carbonation. Slightly wet body but gives a real nice quinine and hinting tonic water crisp character. Quenching but also dry, with some good white bakery bread action, but also very tonned down brett heat.

An overall nice take on a saison, very easy drinking as well.

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Sneak Attack Saison from 21st Amendment Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.