5 A.M. Saint - BrewDog
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Reviews by flagmantho:
4/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 330mL bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: good amber hue with a haze-free body and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy tan foam. I like it.
Smell: a nice bouquet of citrusy and earthy hops hits me right up front, along with a caramel-heavy malt backbone. I think the overall effect is rather enticing.
Taste: sweetish malt flavor with a good caramel quality right in the middle. Citrusy hops are present from front to back, but aren't overwhelming at any point. Bitterness is low-to-moderate, but acceptable here. As red ales go, this is pretty good.
Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good carbonation and satisfying creaminess. Good stuff.
Overall: this type of red ale really works for me: a good combo of citrusy and earthy hops, and a malt character leaning more towards caramel than towards biscuit. I'd definitely have this again.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2012 20:59:54 | More by flagmantho
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3.93/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured this Brew Dog staple from the 330 ml bottle into an English pub glass. I was greeted by a nice brick red hue, just short of brown, with around three fingers of tan head. Features a toasted caramel aroma with some citrus rind and hop spice apparent. Stated plainly, I was impressed by the flavor: Malt-forward but provides a decent flavor hops punch. I get raisin biscuits, faint molasses, and lightly toasted cereals providing the scaffolding, while tangerine rind and flesh, tobacco, floral pollen, black tea, pineapple, and maybe a hint of bramble fruit provide the decorations. Tasty. Smooth body is on the thin side perhaps but does coat the mouth a little, oily with a moderate soft carbonation. The fruity flavor notes develop nicely as the beer warms up. Finishes fairly crisp but does leave a malty echo and some earthy hops. One of the better red/amber ales I've tried in recent memory, clean crystal malt flavors and not cloyingly sweet, with a decent hop spice. I will be back.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 03:50:06 | More by CalgaryFMC
5 A.M. Saint from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 451 ratings.