Sneak Attack Saison | 21st Amendment Brewery

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3.55/5
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681 Ratings
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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:
#41,381
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
681
pDev:
12.39%
Bros Score:
3.69
 
 
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Ratings: 681 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
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 +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akopczyk
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roamer
3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tjmiller718
4.39/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nater919
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kitekid
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shivtim
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lastmango
3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
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 +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
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%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prost76
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satorn
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

This is a nice saison. I was afraid the cardamom was gonna be overpowering but it really just adds a general spice character to the beer that plays well off the yeast. A nice full flavor and crisp. Much more spiciness than tart fruitiness. yb

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks: poured from can. light amber with some haze. thick head.
Smell/taste: lemon-pepper, lemon peel with some funk. Coriander seems subtle.
Feel: on the lighter side, slick.
Overall: liked it, would get again. Good alternative to a wheat beer for late winter/early spring.

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Photo of JamesGrove
4.19/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanKininger
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Barnoloid
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The pour is slightly hazy with a head that said goodbye rather swiftly - carbonation is fairly lively. Came out of my main fridge cold so gave this a few minutes to warm before starting to dive in. The spice and yeast notes give up a nice yield when getting a whiff of this. Even more so as it warms. First few sips don't give up too much in terms of the cardamom, and the feel at first is slightly restrained. Pepper and cloves try to pop out to take over the show here but blend in overall to what is quite a balanced saison. There's little to no funk here, but the aftertaste leaves a pleasing spiciness, with hints of ginger and plantain coming in (you were expecting me to say banana right? Well more savory than that really). Bit of a citrus zing cuts through the spice and slightly bready yeast elements.

Half way through drinking this I put together some queso style dip with chipotle cheddar (at my wife's request) and found the beer to complement it fantastically well. I think this is one that I will likely enjoy better with food rather than on its' own. I can see Indian curries, grilled meats and rich casseroles pairing up well here.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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