5 A.M. Saint - BrewDog
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
3.93/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Single bottle (best by 01/18/11) poured into a shaker pint.
Appearance: Dark amber-red - clear, with plenty of bubbles coming up. Light tan 1/8: persistent head - with huge amounts of lacing all over the glass. Very persistent lacing as well.
Smell: When first poured - nothing but floral hops. As it warms up, the hops mellow out and I found grapefruit and piney hop smells. Towards the end of the inhale I get some sweetness - brown sugar-like.
Taste: This beer is nothing but a bitterness wallop when drank cold - definitely let it warm up and it becomes so much better. The bitterness is still there, but it's mellowed out greatly and is balanced by a mild malt finish. Still, hop bitterness is the primary flavor with this beer, and that hop flavor is strong in grapefruit/citrus flavors. Pretty good, but I think a bit too strong on the bitterness for my taste.
Mouthfeel: Despite seeing the carbonation, the carbonation is very mild on the tongue. Otherwise the beer is a little bit thick, but does leave some oily film on the teeth. It's okay.
Drinkability: Quite good with a meal (Welsh Rabbit in this case) and I could have one alone, but it's one alone. The bitterness and hoppiness of this brew is more than I want in an amber ale - a bit more malt balance and I would be very happy with this one. Still - good overall.
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2010 22:18:11 | More by damndirtyape
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.