5 A.M. Saint - BrewDog
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United Kingdom (England)
4.1/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle, BB 22/04/2014, served mildly chilled in a tall tumbler. Notes: the front label writes “iconoclastic amber ale”, while the side label gives a long… essay (propaganda-style) on how the general public needs more educating about beers, blah blah blah, the UK beer scene is sick and they’re the doctor…??!! Seriously?
A: pours a clear, dark chestnut brown colour, coming with a thick layer of beige creamy head and moderate flows of carbonation.
S: almost like an ultra-aromatic Premium Bitter, the hoppy Altos sing in front of the deeper toffee-ish Baritones as of caramel-, crystal-, and/or roast-malts, giving a richly fruity and floral performance full of rose petals, longan-fruits, sweet citrus, jammy dark berries/raisins, and sweetened black tea. Weighty and creamy at the same time.
T: lively but not too fizzy, the creamy foretaste is immediately bready+roast-malty, citric-peel-ish, and dark-fruity, with plentiful aromatic notes of toasted nuts, raisins, deepening tannic sprigy and herbal bitterness as of roast malts plus mixed hops, and milder undertones of lightly smoked dark tea. Moderately dry-ish in the finish, where a lively flow of acidity reaches a harmony with the wonderfully attenuated sweetness and bitterness.
M&O: softly carbonated, medium bodied, yet tasting surprisingly light on the palate, this is a balanced, deliciously hoppy and also complex-malty brew very much my choice for a session beer, packing so much good stuff at 5%abv. Recommended (i.e. the beer itself, NOT the manifesto on the beer label…!).
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2013 20:23:42 | More by wl0307
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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.