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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3745) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Can. Pours hazy yellow/gold with creamy white head. Aroma is cereal and biscuit malts, bubblegum, citrus fruit, light floral notes, and some herbs. Flavor is dry malt base with citrus fruit esters and light grassy hop bitterness; dry finish. Light/medium body and low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2013
12oz can. Pours a clear light golden yellow color with a frothy white head that dissipates instantly into a ring. Huge cardamom and cinnamon notes, with some light hay in the aroma, along with some cracker. Taste of cardamom and cinnamon notes up front with some lemon and pilsner malt from the middle to the finish. Some saltiness on the finish that really lingers. Lighter body with some prickly carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (1849) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Can from Save On. Nice pale hazy orange gold with white head and some lace. Nice lemony pixie stick aroma at first then some additional hop spiciness from the cardamom, I guess. Mild fruity mango sweetness with nice lemony grassy dry hop finish only slightly tainted by the cardamom. Nice light refreshing soft body and carbo. Surprisingly excellent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Can:   Pale straw, hazy, really no head to speak of, and no lacing.   Fragrant soapy nose.   Smells very artificial, or urinal cake like.   Thankfully not as strong on the tongue.   Sweet cardamom abounds.   Seems wheaty, and thankfully not mealy.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Cardamom and sweet wheatiness on the finish.   Still seems a little soapy and overly fragrant, but at least its not mealy like so many American examples.   Decent, but the spices seem a little fake at times.   Just needs to be more floral overall.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8896) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Can. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Nose and taste of coriander, lemon peel, peppercorn and spicy malt. Lighter bodied.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (1859) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
From can to chalice, yellow light bodied Saison with flavors of chalk, pepper, and yeast funkiness. Sneak Attack for me is suited for the warmer months.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2467) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2013
February 2013. Bottle. Cloudy pale yellow with a foamy white head. Bread, clove, malt and citrus aromas. Acidic and dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5015) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Golden in color, clear with a nice white fluffy head. Great beer nice flavors Love this as a summer beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Can courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a hazy yellow with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of cardomom, straw, yeast and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, cardomom asnd light citrus with a smooth dry lingering cardomom finish.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Pours a clear golden-blonde with a quick soft white head. Nose is fairly strong with lots of orange, coriander, and a touch of tartness. Flavor is a bit less potent and definitely a lot less sweet, with the more tart and bitter aspects of the ale coming out harder. Backside is a little too bitter for the style. Not overall bad, but I’ve definitely had better saisons.


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