Sneak Attack Saison | 21st Amendment Brewery

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3.55/5
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681 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#41,346
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
681
pDev:
12.39%
Bros Score:
3.69
 
 
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Photo of Lanstrum
1/5  rDev -71.8%

Photo of Jeff_Winger
1.43/5  rDev -59.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Either I got a bad six pack, or this beer is terrible. It didn't smell or taste good, and had just a horrible aftertaste. I tried 3 different cans, all bad.

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1.75/5  rDev -50.7%

Photo of Shawner
2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of tfsimpkins
2.01/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

All of the characteristics of a wit beer. only the sublte spice of a saison.

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Photo of DuffMan23
2.03/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Light beer, low level alcohol, not my thing. I am a big fan of 21st amendment brewery though

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Photo of wildcatboy
2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

Photo of BuehlerBuehlerBuehler
2.46/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

It tastes like can. Kind of reminds me of Pabst if it was stronger. It gets you where you need to be, but tastes like aluminum butt while it does so.
It's not bad enough to keep me from drinking it. But it's getting there.

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Photo of JoeBlevins
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of slt
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A- yellow in color

S- spice aromas to me tastes like cloves.

T- strong clove or coriander taste not appetizing

M- hard to drink

O- not my type of beer

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of terence
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of CycleHops
2.56/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Just not what I was looking for.

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2.56/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of brentk56
2.58/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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

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2.66/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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, fairly interesting and unique.

Feel/Taste - Prickly carbonation, medium/heavy body. Flavor starts out very, very medicinal - an herbal minty note, yeasty clove phenols, cardamom spice is fairly strong and cloying, then moves into straight up bandaid/tire rubber funk flavor and slight graininess. Finishes dry and a bit astringent. What seemed kind of intriguing in the smell just doesn't work in the flavor.

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.

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2.68/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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Sneak Attack Saison from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 681 ratings