RATINGS: 298   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 didnt expect Washington to cross the icy Delaware, either. Expectations be damned, we say. Were 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 1/16/2013. 12 oz can into a Samuel Smith pint glass. A: Pours a golden yellow color thats seemingly clear at first. Some exposure to light will reveal a hazier body. The head is a one finger white color. Its kind of disappointing by style standards, as it doesnt have the supreme retention or lacing qualities I expect. S: Well spiced. And I really mean well spiced. Aside from the strong lemongrass quality the aroma provides, many spices - such as ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and the advertised cardamom - come through in an almost explosive manner. If there any such thing as a winter saison, this would be it. T: There is a lot of lemon flavor in general, with a finish that evokes not only cardamom, but both gingerbread cookies and fresh cut grass as well. Complexity is muted at best. Works as simple refreshment quite well. Lets be honest, though, its not a great saison. M: A bit on the syrupy side - which is usually a deal breaker in a saison. Im almost content to blame the slight undercarbonation (though it seems to perk up as the wet finish builds up), but Im thinking its caused by the general sweetness. The texture features excellent initial crispness, but that syrupy, vaguely sweet linger comes close to ruining things completely. Dryness tries to accumulate past the aftertaste to no avail. O: Those looking for a complex, thought evoking saison, look elsewhere. Those looking for a simple thirst quenching beer in a can, give it a try. I have to dock points for not being a good representation of the style, but as a regular spiced beer, its solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (45155) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2016

Can 12fl.oz. @ Craigs - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ordybill (1455) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (2154) - Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Can - average size foamy head, moldy hazy medium straw color, moderate lemon and orange (cardamom) aroma and flavor, wheat like backbone, good size fruity yeasty spice finish, pretty good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sawbuck (647) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Pepper, lemon, and some spices on the nose. Pale hazy gold color with a white head. Sweet up front, lemon and citrus blended with pepper and spices....mostly cloves. Sweetness fades quickly, some pilsner like qualities. Bitterness is dry and peppery, but balances sweetness well. Finish is mostly bitter, a bit uneven. O.k.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bnoel09 (586) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Poured from the 12oz can into a shaker glass. Pale straw color with a white head. Aroma is wheat and yeast. Flavor is similar with wheat, some yeasty notes, and some spiciness towards the finish. Medium bodied. Decent but the spice note has a bit of an odd flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
geologyguy (1388) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2016
Light saison smell, taste is similar...little sweet on the front and a bit bitter on the back...one dimentional though...not greatest taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2716) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Tap. Moderate aromas all around with grain and bread for the malt, grass and lemon peel for the hops, musty basement, with faint spice in the background. Head is large, frothy, white with fair lacing and and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear, light amber. Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery, with a lively carbonation. Smells nice, tastes okay, but still a drinkable Saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5789) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2016
Lemon and pepper aroma. And taste. Bright yellow pour from draft at bad wolf. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoptimusPrimed (155) - SPAIN - MAR 30, 2016
From can, nice fruity flavours. Good carbonation, full bodied. Would drink a few!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
rick_91709 (391) - USA - MAR 29, 2016
Poured from a can. Hazy yellow. Thin white head. Yeasty aroma with some lemon zest. Very watery. Tastes a little spicy. Not a very good saison. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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