5 A.M. Saint - BrewDog
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Reviews by FrostBlast:
3.85/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-sensitive.
APPEARANCE : Hazy copper with yellow tints, off-white head that lasts, pretty tightly packed - not as much as a cream ale, but pretty close. A perfectly okay look, nothing extraordinary, but appetizing.
SMELL : This already gets more interesting. First nose is malt sharpened up by a surprisingly high amount of hop aromas. Second nose releases something more vegetal, with some shy notes reminding me of sauvignon blanc. Third nose definitely gets the malt going up and wild. The hops leave the foreground while still staying very present.
TASTE : Very sharp, very dry. The hops are all around the mouth with some big malt hitting through here and there. The herbal side of hops are definitely the foreground. Lingering taste of thin caramel malt. Firm fruity character backed up by barley sugar.
MOUTHFEEL : The sharpness of the hops give this beer the substance it needs - without the hops, it would've felt thin and watery. Carbonation is well balanced, though a bit too lively for my taste. A few swings around the glass and that's solved.
OVERALL : I'm glad I tried this beer. I had a full 24 bottle case ordered on private import and even though I enjoy it very much, I don't think I'd order another case. Don't think I'd have this beer in a bar either, unless it's the most interesting product. After 3-4 bottles spread over a few days, you've pretty much been around this beer through and through. Not the best BrewDog product I've had, though still a pretty good beer, worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2013 00:07:36 | More by FrostBlast
More User Reviews:
3.96/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
BrewDog is brewing 1000% as far as I am concerned.
Burnt orange mahogany, khaki head. A bit of lace.
S: Real beer pungency. Massive nose, with dark malts, hops, balance, and a late night, beer hall, deep dark wood finish.
T: Follows smell, and builds with more complex hops flavors. Bitter and dark, and wine like.
MF: Just right. Classic EURO feel. Like beer used to taste in Germany, British Isles, and Ireland.
A must try.
Core offering. Love the red hoppy style.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 19:48:13 | More by Act25
5 A.M. Saint from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.