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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: 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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3/5  rDev -15%

Poucher86, Mar 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

rojocorsa, Dec 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

beernads, Apr 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

GaryMarkle84, Mar 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

tard24, Mar 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

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

od_sf, Feb 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

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

gspeer711, Feb 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

fossage78, Monday at 06:36 PM
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3/5  rDev -15%

tommyguz, May 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

StoutSeth, Aug 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

Preluderl, Mar 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
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

JohnGalt1, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of Huffs
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.

Huffs, Feb 09, 2013
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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.

VelvetExtract, Jul 04, 2014
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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.

jellikit, May 23, 2014
Photo of Hoptometrist
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.

Hoptometrist, Jan 04, 2013
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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.

vfgccp, May 09, 2013
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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.

ccrida, Mar 07, 2013
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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.

joefuzz, Jan 25, 2013
Sneak Attack Saison from 21st Amendment Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.