5 A.M. Saint - BrewDog
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Reviews by phisig137:
4.68/5 rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours into a sculpted pint glass a deep ruby amber color, with a generous two finger head. Excellent retention lingers for quite some time, and leave abundant lacing and a substantial foam cap on top of the glass.
S - Wow... I didn't think that an amber could smell this intriguing. Excellent fresh green, citrusy hop presence, backed by some piney hops. Both give way to a mild and well rounded malt aroma profile, with a touch of caramel, crystal malt, and mild sweetness. Extraordinarily clean aroma... it smells like the house on brewday, minus any type of off aroma.
F- Amazingly well balanced. Sweet malt is present up front, with slightly toasted and crystal malt flavors, quickly backed up in the middle by firm; yet never overpowering hop presence. Sweet and dry, malty and hoppy, this beer is just about perfectly balanced.
M - Very good, coating and lingering flavor, but not heavy or out of style. I think it could use just very slightly higher carbonation, but that is a minor complaint.
D - Extremely good, but I find my self thinking too much about the beer. I think of an Amber as just about a perfect session beer, that I shouldn't have to think that much about. This one makes me think TOO much, just because it's so damn good. I had to deduct points for a beer being too delicious, but I have to....
Overall, go look for it, find it, trade for it.... Truly and exceptional amber ale. Well worth the $3.59 I paid for it, and I look forward to having it again!
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2010 01:23:00 | More by phisig137
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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
3.74/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance- Pours a copper red with a half finger of bubbly head.
Smell- citrus piney hops, caramel, dark fruits, bready malts.
Taste- Citrus piney hops upfront though not as intense as in the aroma. Balanced by the bready caramel malts. Finishes with the dark fruits.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.
Overall- A nicely balanced american amber ale. For my first crack at Brewdog, this is a pleasant introduction to their offerings.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2014 03:54:40 | More by leaddog
4.04/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on-tap at Thirsty Monk Asheville. Served in an tapered 8 oz glass.
A- Pours, as expected, a dark reddish amber color with an 1/8 inch light tan head that doesn't retain long before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheer sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient drippy lacing.
S- Bold aroma of grassy hops and sugary cereal grain malt.
T- Grassy hop bitterness at first, then the sweet malt comes in and cuts it right in half and you're left with a biscuity aftertaste. Smooth but with lots of flavor.
M- Oily with medium carbonation and a fullish body.
O- Drinkable, balanced, different. I really like it. The price may have been a bit steep for an 8 oz pour but I've come to expect that from BrewDog.
Serving type: on-tap
01-23-2014 23:07:08 | More by Immortale25
5 A.M. Saint from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.