Sneak Attack Saison | 21st Amendment Brewery

Sneak Attack SaisonSneak Attack Saison
BA SCORE
3.55/5
668 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:
#39,158
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
668
pDev:
12.39%
Bros Score:
3.69
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
141
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 668 |  Reviews: 132
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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%

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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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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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2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

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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%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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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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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 668 ratings
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