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Sneak Attack Saison - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

411 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 11
Gots: 22 | 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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GeoNut


3/5  rDev -15%

01-11-2013 03:52:00 | More by GeoNut
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BillyLrsn

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15%

02-07-2013 01:45:20 | More by BillyLrsn
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tard24

Georgia

3/5  rDev -15%

03-30-2014 18:29:28 | More by tard24
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JayKay412

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15%

02-23-2013 20:01:53 | More by JayKay412
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od_sf

California

3/5  rDev -15%

02-21-2014 20:22:00 | More by od_sf
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HanaFriend

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -15%

02-16-2014 13:36:11 | More by HanaFriend
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15%

01-23-2014 19:06:51 | More by Jason1337
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gspeer711

California

3/5  rDev -15%

02-13-2014 17:18:16 | More by gspeer711
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15%

05-07-2013 13:20:59 | More by tommyguz
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StoutSeth

Virginia

3/5  rDev -15%

08-28-2013 21:33:07 | More by StoutSeth
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Preluderl

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15%

03-24-2014 04:36:08 | More by Preluderl
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15%

11-22-2013 01:07:12 | More by XmnwildX12
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.06/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up the can tonight at the COOP.... Poured into my HotD goblet while boxing up some beer... Short lasting white head leaves little in the way of lacing... the brew is a slightly hazed very pale straw yellow.

Nose is a cardamom bomb.... The spice just overpowers everything else. Light phenols show with warmth.

Slight "beery" pale malt flavor on the palate... but the spice takes over quickly and never allows for anything else... Cardamom lingers forever on the palate. As things come up in temperature, I get more pale malt and some yeasty phenols.. perhaps some pear esters.

Body and carbonation are right for a saison, but never would I have pegged this as a saison based on any other sensory element.

Just not for me. 3.25/3/3/3.5/3

Serving type: can

01-28-2013 04:12:39 | More by JohnGalt1
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Huffs

New York

3.09/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a Sam Adams glass, developed a light head which dissipated fairly quickly. Appearance was a cloudy straw. Aroma was very unusual, though I'm not to familiar with saisan style, was strong of spice and citrus, spice was like cardamom. Taste was light, almost woody with citrus and cardamom hints. Mouthfeel was light and carbonated with the aftertaste being spicy and lasting.

Serving type: can

02-09-2013 22:44:42 | More by Huffs
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Funny can art. Pours a lightly hazy yellow with a thinner, white head. Soft on the lace.

S-Aroma is heavy with the pungent cardamom. That combined it's the Belgian yeast makes for one spicy, clovey aroma. Some peppery aromas, too. Somewhat fruity.

T-Cardamom, clove, pepper. Light fruity notes with some grassy hops as well. The spices are too bold.

M-Medium bodied, well carbonated. A bit of a lingering feel to it.

O-Was not a big fan of this. Not into all the spice flavor. It takes away from the other elements of the beer.

Serving type: can

07-04-2014 16:59:43 | More by VelvetExtract
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jellikit

Washington

3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: yellow. Hazy. Small head. No lacing. Small grain particles sunk to bottom of glass upon pouring.
S: essence of banana. Small spice notes.
T: medium maltiness. Belgian like flavors. Definite cardamom. Strange bitterness at the end/aftertaste.
M: medium to high carbonation. Medium body. Dry.
O: meh. Has a funky aftertaste. Kinda metallic or weird bitterness that is not a yeast profile. Had grain fragments in can.

Serving type: can

05-23-2014 01:20:37 | More by jellikit
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Hoptometrist

Oregon

3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from the can into an oversized wine glass

A- Poured a very clear light golden yellow with a frothy head that dissipated instantly into a little ring that stuck around for a while. No visible carbonation and some minimal lacing.

S- Huge cardamom and cinnamon notes, some light hay aroma, cracker and pilsner malt aromas

T- Huge cardamom and cinnamon notes up front with some lemon and pilsner malt from the middle to the finish. Some saltiness on the finish that really lingers

M- Some prickly carbonation but not as effervescent as many other saisons, semi-dry, finishes slightly watery, lighter bodied

O- Cardamom in a saison is a unique addition. Unfortunately the caradmom overwhelms the beginning of the sip and is completely absent in the finish. Each sip tastes different, but not in a complex way, just more disjointed.

Serving type: can

01-04-2013 02:43:35 | More by Hoptometrist
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vfgccp

New York

3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - Mostly opaque pale yellow gold. Nice white head on the pour, but poor retention and lace.

S - Mango, honeydew, bready wheat, lemon. Strangely hefeweisen-like.

T - Green plantains, black peppercorns, honey, cardamon, cilantro bitters.

M - Medium-light body, par carbonation.

O - Not a great saison, but not bad for a saison in a can and overall it's a nice summer ale.

Serving type: can

05-08-2013 23:17:57 | More by vfgccp
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ccrida

Oregon

3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Sneak Attack is hazy pale yellow with crackling, frothy white head that leaves light, but foamy lace.

Smell is bit on the robust side with the cardamon spice and herbal hops, but not too pungent. Nice sweetness to the cereals. A little pithy minerality that is spot on for what I look for, and love about the style.

Taste is pretty acrid from the spice, on the start and particularly on the finish. A flash of sweet malt mid-palate. A bit medicinal.

Mouthfeel is dry, a little slippery. Seems a touch thin, perhaps it's just the forced CO2.

Drinkability is OK in that it's light and crisp, but the spice is too much for me to really session. I wish I'd noticed that on the box before I grabbed the six-pack.

Serving type: can

03-07-2013 02:39:37 | More by ccrida
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BB1313

Ohio

3.14/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Canned on 12/16/12. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a light hazy staw color. There's a pretty small white head which fades pretty quickly and doesn't leave much lacing. The aromas are fragrant and full of spices. Cardamom and lavender seem to dominate the nose. There's also some bubblegum yeasty notes in the mix as well. There are also hints of lemon zest and orange peel in the nose. The flavors are somewhat grainy, but clean. This does seem to lack true depth. There's subtle hints of black pepper, giving it a light spiciness. These flavors are pretty floral and herbal. There is also some cinnamon in the mix, which is slightly noticeable in the flavors and aromas. There's a decent bitterness going on. Earthy flavors. It's slightly syrupy sweet, but barely. The mouthfeel is pretty crisp, making it a refreshing brew. It's light with pretty active carbonation. It's on the fuller side of light-bodied. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Would be great with warm weather.

This is an interesting beer. Maybe it's not exactly what I come to expect from a saison, but it's still a decent beer. I really like the herbs and spices used. Nothing special, but not bad. I think this would make a good summer seasonal.

Serving type: can

02-10-2013 20:51:28 | More by BB1313
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joefuzz

New York

3.16/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Canned on 1/14/13

Pours cloudy straw yellow with a small head smells of lemon and grapefruit taste follows the nose with a hint of grass and black pepper. Mouthfeel and carbonation are both on the soft side. Good seasonal but here in ny I think its the wrong season for it.

Serving type: can

01-25-2013 00:22:39 | More by joefuzz
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Swift989

District of Columbia

3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Can poured into pint glass.

half inch head that dissipates quickly. beautiful golden yellow color with lots of carbonation at first that continues to bubble throughout the drinking experience.

Smell is ok, defintely strong/dominated by the cardamom. slightly sour.

Taste: 38 IBUs, but sour hint is definitely evident. Cardamom is pretty overwhelming and meets the box discription of "in your face." enjoyable at first but wanes as you drink. This is a winter take on a typically summer beer. I am not really familiar with Saisons, but the taste does have a "Farmhouse" quality to it.

Mouthfeel: slightly thin, but summery. little tangy in back of mouth.

Overall: I would definitely try another more traditional Saison before drinking this again. The brewery does got props for marketing and naming, as Sneak Attack is fitting for something brewed out of season. Art work on can is fun. Would try other ones of their beers.

Serving type: can

03-16-2013 18:55:59 | More by Swift989
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Redneckwine

Washington

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 :(

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 23:39:00 | More by Redneckwine
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Braz

Washington

3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bought a six pack at Safeway. Poured from can into glass. Hazy gold color, frothy white head that leaves a thin cap on top. Smells of coriander and other spices. Getting a bit of ginger or something too. Tastes are very spiced. Too much for me. Faint citrus touches with a lot of spice. Not sure what this would taste like out of a bottle but I never feel a can enhances anything. This is ok but just doesn't floor me. Too bad because I love this style.

Serving type: can

03-04-2013 23:23:48 | More by Braz
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stevoj

Germany

3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

At first taste, this seems closer to witbier/Berliner weisse, light and bubbly. some spice and floral notes. Lots of yeast, sourdough aspects to this. some light citrus on the palate, short finish. Doesn't have the full body of the French/Belgian varieties, aroma not as full either.

Serving type: can

03-01-2014 04:14:30 | More by stevoj
Sneak Attack Saison from 21st Amendment Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.