5 A.M. Saint - BrewDog
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
3.55/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
We pour a brew of deep reddish, orange. It holds a two and a half finger head of a creamy, cakey off-white bubbles. Retention is superior, with eventual sticky, patterned lacing left all down the glass. There is no haze or sediment noted, and carbonation appears light, but bubbles cling to the walls of the glass, submerged in beer. The malts are deep, sweet with caramel, and slightly roasted in the nose. There is a soy sauce saltiness and an herbal quality to back this up. There is a “roasted beef stew with gravy” quality to it, with light metallics from the yeast with warmth. Our first impression is that the flavoring is a bit metallic, and sometimes on the thin side, but relatively robust in flavoring. As we sip, herbal hops, pale and caramel malts, and bready yeastiness start things off. The salty and gravy qualities add in here to the peak, which gives more washed grain, and light sweetness of toffee and caramel. The finish comes with toasted malts, light rye grain spiciness, dilly hops, lemon rind bitterness, and more of those paler malts. The aftertaste breathes of tin, faint plastic phenols, light booze, chalky grain, pumpernickel bread, and distant mint bitterness. The body is lighter, and the carbonation is medium. There is decent slurp, smack, and cream to each sip, but it is not truly satisfying. The mouth is left slightly puckered with a cooling, metallic bite, but little astringency. The abv is appropriate, and drinkability is even.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the look. The head was glorious, and even now, at the bottom of the glass, it still remains. This added nicely to a mouthfeel that was otherwise on the watery and weak side. While BrewDog certainly hit what they were going for here, with a no-nonsense red ale, the flavors were a bit muted and seemingly underdeveloped, making us want to reach for something else next.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2012 00:32:22 | More by TheBrewo
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 554 ratings.