Sneak Attack Saison | 21st Amendment Brewery

BA SCORE
82
good
662 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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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:
662
Reviews:
130
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
12.26%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
141
For Trade:
2
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Act25
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I found the doubts about this beer because it came in a can to be groundless.
I love this brewer and I vastly prefer cans.

A: Big yellow body with big dense Belgian head, lots of floaters. However, it fades too fast and laces not enough after the first rings. Initial visual impression is good.

S: Classic saison, almost in direction of a white Duvel, with grainy toast malt, lemon, lemon grass, cracker, floral and effervescent.
T: Follows smell, plenty of sweetness and yeast that fall right into my expectation, so much so that I can drink more of these if I had them. Pilsner yes, but not bland, like every other American version I have tried, this is more like a real Beligan. Coriander, and hops, fill out the bill in a lovely long tingly finish.
MF: As noted long tingly finish, fluffy feeling, refreshing, well made.

Must try.

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Photo of MeganandDana
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of IPAchris
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of tard24
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Hessian257
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Bright lemon peel coloring, slight, misty haze with a medium dense, slow rise of effervesce. Big, creamy white capping, lasting appeal, leaving a thick band of lace behind.

S: Quick, initial wiff of bananas, then some light musky citrus. Tart orange, dry sweetness of caramel grains and bread, with sliver of barnyard air.

T: Flavor had an initial sweetness of caramel-orange, toasted grains, soft hay and a touch of barnyard muskiness. Lightly dry lemon tartness with a nice leave of dry tropical, pineapple, lightly tart frutiness and banana.

M: Mouthful was spritzy , nice snappy bite of carbonation, bready feel, that turns frothy on the hold.

O: Overall a fairly solid saison, tart citrus in a can, sharp carbonation, though flavor could of been a bit sharper and more defined.

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Photo of Preluderl
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of staaaaalin
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Arbadarchi
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of OldManBike
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Dilbert65
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of BigGingDrinker
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of Mike-Harms
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of HoppyBastard1
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of Goldndomer
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Syraquse
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Cyrano41
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this from a can to frosted mug at Fremont Diner in Sonoma. Pours hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma of cardamom, some grassy hop, hay, a hint of light fruit sweetness. Flavor follows the aroma closely with lots of hay flavor, sweetness and honey, spice like cardamom, and a nice light slightly banana-like yeastiness. Light bodied, but creamy with medium plus plus carbonation. Overall I enjoyed this beer a lot. Surprised at its relatively low score.

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Photo of wvsabbath
3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving Type - Can

Appearance - Straw yellow, tan tint, nice thick, foamy 1 inch head with tons of lacing.

Smell - Floral hops, spices, pepper, banana, lemon, grassy/earthy. Lots of yeast and sugars.

Taste - Starts of with classic flavors, floral hops, lemon, orange, yeast, spices. Grassy and earthy but, rather bland without any funky saison flavors. Some sour notes near the finish. Kind of a one two punch, floral fruits, then spices and that's all.

Mouthfeel - Fruits, spices coat the tongue. Palate gets more of the same with a little yeasty notes. Aftertaste is weak and mild sour.

Overall - Bland, forgettable and very boring. It starts out promising but quickly dies fast. Flavor is very basic and lacks sweetness of yeasts and sourness that most saisons have. Not a winner from a brewery that I really enjoy.

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Photo of JoeLacy
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of drew74
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Sneak Attack Saison from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.59 out of 5 based on 662 ratings.
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