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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

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3.3
crispaire (239) - - FEB 6, 2017
Spicy character on the nose and palate. Interesting Belgian notes, but I like that they aren't overwhelming. Nice clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2017
For a saison, this is oddly light in color, and even in taste, it has a tartness to it that’s unexpected. But the spiciness it has is just perfect. The can says it’s brewed with cardamom, and that must be what gives it a nice effect that combines a light and crisp summer beer with a stronger bodied session beer. The combination is nice.

3.5
Larry_Duffman (551) - - FEB 2, 2017
I poured it from the can into a glass. It pours a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma is lemon and spice. The taste is lemon, clove, yeast, and hops. It’s dry and bitter. It’s very crisp. This was flavorful and refreshing.

2.4
jflopsu (1626) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Pours a hazy bright yellow with white head. A sour citrus and yeast aroma. A citrus, wheat and yeast taste that suddenly has a grainy and bad malt taste that lingers.

3.1
ffaoe (794) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2017
malty, spicy aromas. golden and slightly hazy in color with decent head. taste is medium body with notes of clove/banana, peppery, and plum.

1.9
HopsSensei27 (1) - Petaluma, Alabama, USA - JAN 5, 2017 does not count
Having previously disliked 21st Amendment’s offerings, I only bought this because: a) they once made a beer called "Monk’s Blood" that was very tasty b) my selections at the store were limited My first sip was from the can, but when I poured into a glass it still tasted extremely metallic and bitter. Once the nasty bitterness faded, I could detect some of the promised cardamom, which hung around my mouth like a team of cheerleaders after their team just got trounced in an ugly way. If I brewed this at home, I would consider it a failure and in a region that produces many fine Saisons, there is no reason for this overpriced, soulless insult to the style to exist. In short: blech.

3.4
douglas88 (9418) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2017
12 ounce can thanks to Eric. Pours a clear yellow color with a small white head. A big citrus lemon nose. The flavor is more lemons, soft peppery yeast, light toast. Quite light, solid.

3.4
dwyerpg (6219) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Smells great. Light spice. The body is much less interesting. Just a light tongue tickle but not much here.

3
fonefan (49554) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2016

Can 12fl.oz. @ Craig’s - Edinburgh.

[ As 21st Amendment Sneak Attack ].
Clear light to medium yellow color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, wheat, pale malt, citrus, moderate yeasty, spicy, saison yeast, cardemon - coriander - ginger. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, spicy, ginger - cardemon - coriander alike, saison yeast, sweet malt - sweet yeast, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160319]
6-3-6-3-12

3.4
ordybill (1800) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Poured from the can into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. I am not a huge fan of Saisons, but I did find this one really lacking in the taste department. I normally love 21st Amendment beers.


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