Sneak Attack Saison - 21st Amendment Brewery
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2.53/5 rDev -28.1%
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
04-27-2014 20:37:22 | More by brentk56
3.81/5 rDev +8.2%
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.
04-24-2014 20:15:52 | More by DIM
4.03/5 rDev +14.5%
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.
04-24-2014 04:23:07 | More by FocusDave
4.13/5 rDev +17.3%
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!
04-20-2014 00:36:58 | More by Zachior
Sneak Attack Saison from 21st Amendment Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.