Sneak Attack Saison | 21st Amendment Brewery

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82
good
665 Ratings
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Sneak Attack SaisonSneak Attack Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
21st-amendment.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
You might not expect a Saison in winter. But the enemy didn’t expect Washington to cross the icy Delaware, either. Expectations be damned, we say. We’re sneaking up on winter with a boatload of bravado and this Belgian-style farmhouse ale. Dry hopped with whole organic cardamom pods, our Saison has an assertive spiciness. In your face, winter.

Added by Hoptometrist on 01-04-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
665
Reviews:
132
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
12.26%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
140
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 665 |  Reviews: 132
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The appearance has a hazy golden yellow colored body with a half finger’s worth of white foamy head that dies at a moderate pace leaving some clingy foamy lacing. Carbonation is seen rising fairly rapidly. The smell is sweet yeasty with a decent amount of peppery spiciness that combines throughout the beer. The taste has a nice sweet yeastiness enters in with the peppery spiciness that ends up having a sweet peppery aftertaste with the same finish. The palate has a light to medium body, fairly sessionable, carbonation is good for the style and for me as there’s a moderate amount lightly hitting my mouth and tongue. Overall, I say this is a solid saison that I’m glad I tried and will have no problem finishing off this sixpack.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz can
A - thin white head caps an effervescent pale golden ale; yeast particles suspended within
S - farmhouse yeast, wheat, spice, lemongrass
T - lemongrass, spice and cardamom, bold farmhouse yeast, mild fruity esters create pear and apricot, along with some white grape
M - lighter body with higher carbonation, semi-dry finish
O - its main attributes are that its easy to drink and quite refreshing; decent flavors for the style. Probably nothing I'd recommend unless someone had a thing for cardamom - even though I'm not sure I'd pick it out if it wasn't listed on the packaging.

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Photo of Benish
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Commandophile
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SteeleMan
4.49/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good seasonal farmhouse ale

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Photo of buschbeer
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 FL OZ can
Served in a snifter

This beer pours a brilliant golden color and is topped with an inch of white head. The second pour clouds it.

I smell bananas and some Belgian yeast esters.

I get banana in the taste too. It tastes more like a hefe than a saison. There is a nice spice flavor.

Medium mouthfeel. Not as effervescent as most saisons.

It was okay. I am glad that I did not pay for it though.

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Photo of JVan
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nick_perry
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice saison, pretty much everything you look for in one. Tart, but not overpowering, yeast note, and a touch of cardamom. Light body, very drinkable.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a pint glass from draft at The Vine on April 8, 2017. Look is hazy yellow with a thin white head and spotty lacing. Smell is fruit, grass, pepper and spice. Taste is fruit, grass, herb, nut and spice with bread malt flavors. Feel is slick and smooth.

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Photo of JPadilla
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akopczyk
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roamer
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tjmiller718
4.39/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nater919
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kitekid
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shivtim
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lastmango
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured a cloudy straw yellow with a 2 finger fizzy white head that dissipated quickly to nothing. Light lacing in the beginning that quickly departs. Pronounced aroma of spicy pepper and clove. Tastes of clove, banana and yeast. Moderate carbonation. The beer is a bit watery. Drinkable but not nearly as good as some of the other Saison beers.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is spices, fruit and grainy malts. The flavor is fruit/berries, slightly grainy malts, Belgian yeast and a mix of spices and mild tartness in the finish.

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Photo of robebo44
3.09/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of primocarnerra
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer, with its fine lacing and working man saison smell, reminds me of Alicja Kowalewski, a Polish farm girl that I met after I took 12 hits of LSD, lost my mind and wandered through the countryside of Poland for 3 months in a sort of lysergic induced stupor. I only came out of it after eating McDonalds french fries. Something about the salty goodness and the transfatty wonderment of those fries snapped me back to REALITY. Anyhow, Alicja had a herd of wild chickens and a turnip patch that was to die for, and she could yodel Hank Williams songs and play the nose flute. I kid you not. To top it all off , after a long, hard, sweaty day of working on Alicja's turnip patch and herding her wild chickens (she would be off at the market selling things) I would wander back to the shack she shared with me and she would have a cold glass of saison (crystal snifter, go figure) waiting for me (she kept it cooling in the creek). So hats off to Sneak Attack Saison for bringing back these flashbacks of Alicja and my days of chicken and turnip farming while in an LSD induced stupor. Uwielbiam dobre piwo dziecko, a ja nigdy nie zapomnę ciebie i twoich kurczaków

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prost76
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satorn
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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