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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Light colored. Crisp and fruity. Light bodied. Easy drinking. Great session beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
Pale golden, intense spicy aroma with a lot of bright spicy aroma and some lean malt base. Bright and slightly citrusy with a lemony/aromatic brightness. Really lovely brew. Rosemary and peppery spice. Fantastically dry. Really bright and delicious brew - not sure why it’s not more highly regarded here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (964) - truckee, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Looks pale, cloudy, and frothy. Smells Yeasty like fermenting dough, The flavor comes with a slight pause then a bite of cardamon drags you in to the floral hoppyness that stains your mouth, all paired with a slight Saison tartness. Palate is thin and refreshing then evaporates away into a joyful hop flavored dryness. For some reason my imagination of that description creates a visual image of a hanging out sassy old grandma that you are always happy you spent the time hearing their stories.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LYBJ (7) - - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
Slight sour aroma. Mild on the palate. A light version of a Saison aka Farmhouse Ale. Pretty easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Very mild yet nuanced saison. Pours almost Pilsner-like in color and head. A nice bouquet of flowers on the tongue, without any wildness typically expected -- and appreciated -- in the style. Overall quite nice, and this would be the ale I'd offer to someone who is new to the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChadPolenz (1690) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2015
I notice a lot of breweries release witbiers in the winter, which I’ve always found a bit odd. With their “Sneak Attack Saison, 21st Amendment Brewery has kept in this tradition, except they’re going the saison route. Regardless, this beer definitely has a lot of witbier qualities in terms of taste, palette and drinkability. It’s the kind of unique winter seasonal I can appreciate.

I poured a 12oz can into a goblet. It had an enjoy by date of 4/30/15 and cost $2.50 ($0.21 per ounce).

Appearance: Pale shade of bright yellow not unlike a witbier. Fairly hazy, but translucent with tiny particles floating in suspension. Pours to an average size, white, foamy head which retains and laces fairly well.

Smell: Clean, floral scent with notes of banana and spicy cardamom.

Taste: Much like the aroma, the flavor palette here could be described as “clean.” A fruity, refreshing taste of lemon fruit is prominent, with an underlying spiciness of black pepper hiding in the background. Light malt character creates for minor sweetness, but is still strong enough to keep the brew well-balanced. Some bitterness through the middle, but each swig ends with a strong taste of cardamom. It’s almost minty, which sounds odd, but actually works quite well. Overall, this is one of the more interesting saisons I can recall having.

Drinkability: With a palette as light and refreshing as this, I was a bit surprised to learn 21st Amendment Sneak Attack Saison is 6.2% ABV. The mouthfeel is noticeably light, but not to the point of being thin or watery. The carbonation is at a reasonable level – not spastic like many of the style. It goes down extremely smooth. This would be better in the summer than the winter, though the cold weather helps resist the temptation of sessioning this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Aroma: Honey, spices--clove and ginger--with hints of citrus, but all very faint. Appearance: Slightly cloudy, greenish-gold with rich tan head. Taste: Medium sweetness balanced by soft, tart bitterness. Palate: Medium body, thin texture, slightly lively carbonation, soft finish. Overall: Solid, quaffable beer with tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2013
12 ounce can from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a hazy straw color with a large pillowy white head. Bready aroma with notes of citrus, stone fruits, herbal notes. The taste is bready, spice, dough, spicy, herbal hops, mild fruits. Medium bodied, high carbonation, nicely balanced. Very nice beer. 6100th rating!
Earlier Rating: 7/8/2012 Total Score: 2.6
Served on draft at Beer Run as "Summer Saison." Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized creamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of ginger, clove, nutmeg, citrus and pale malts. Huge spice notes in the taste along with floral notes and pale malts. Medium bodied, lingering spice. Spice bomb... disappointing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
12oz can. Yellow/ hazy white. Aroma of spicy florals, big herbs and spice. Full flavored wheat character. Herbal hops with additional herbal notes. It’s a good beer for a quiet night. (3950)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
smashedbrewer (10) - - FEB 11, 2014
pours hazy from the can with half inch head that faded quickly slight funk in aroma little peppery Tate also slightly funky overall great beer

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