5 A.M. Saint - BrewDog
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4.16/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
My second experience with what has certainly come to be a favorite brewery of mine. This is a red ale turned up to 11. It manages to be quite hoppy while at the same time keeping a strong malt flavor as well. It pairs excellently with the assortment of meats and cheeses available as part of the tasty pseudo-ploughman's lunch platter available at their Edinburgh location as well as with their punk IPA (I had both on tap that day for the first time and definitely not the last as rumor has it that they are opening several locations on this side of the pond next year). Altogether an excellent beer which I will be regularly buying in bottled form until such time as I can find it on tap again either in Scotland or the States.
Serving type: on-tap
05-13-2014 23:30:47 | More by MaddestHatter
United Kingdom (England)
3.89/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A 330ml bottle with a BB of Nov 2014. Given to me as a Christmas present - many thanks! As this is Brewdog, I'm expecting a red ale with some extra hops....
Poured into a tulip pint glass. A deep reddish-amber hue with medium carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a thin surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of abundant hops with hints of pine, orange peel, subtle grapefruit, citrus, caramel malt, stewed hops and earthy yeast. Good stuff.
Tastes of intense aromatic hops with a powerful bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, grapefruit, peel, citrus, caramel malt, subtle yeast and stewed hops. Well-attenuated, followed by a strident hoppy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and a somewhat insubstantial body. Quite astringent, followed by an aftertaste of pine, bitter stewed hops and mild caramel malt.
Tasty - another satisfying brew from the punk brewers. Looks good, while the aroma and flavour are a showcase for American hops and the malt stays firmly in the back seat. Body is OK but could be a shade thicker. Goes down a treat; would make a great fridge beer to keep around. Worth sampling if you come across it.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2014 23:11:41 | More by jazzyjeff13
4/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330ml bottle served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a beautiful amber color forming a medium bubbled beige head. Good retention and some lingering thin lacings left in the glass
S: Sweet caramel malts mixed with a delicious grassy, flowery and a bit pinny American style hops. A bit fruity and some notes of caramel
T: Slight sweet upfront. Caramel malts, toffee followed by a mild hoppy bitterness. Again, very flowery, grassy and pinny. Yeasts are also American style, I would dare to say that they've used US-05 American Yeasts
M: Light body and good carbonation. Aftertaste is a mix of caramel malts and grassy hops
O: Great drinkability. Lovely American Pale Ale style made in Scotland! Hooray for Brewdog
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2014 18:36:44 | More by eduardolinhalis
3.2/5 rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A: Pours a hazy, murky amber with a mountainous khaki head that recedes rather slowly.
S: Aromas of brown sugar, caramel, grass, bitter herbs, blood orange, lemon, lime, and kumquats fill the nose.
T: Notes of blood orange, kumquats, lemon, lime, grapefruit pith, grass, bitter herbs, spruce, brown sugar, biscuit, and caramel coat the palate. The finish delivers a sharp contrast between bitter citrus and sweet, rich caramel malt flavors with a hint of a metallic tang.
M: On the lighter side of medium and slick. Carbonation is a little too intense and prickly for my liking.
O: For me, the best American amber/red ales deliver an initial separation of bitter hops and sweet malts before presenting something of an integration of flavors on the finish. With this beer, however, once the flavors separate (and they do so immediately) they never come together. This gives the beer a crude, rough feel and makes it seem a bit sloppy, unrefined, and simplistic. Couple this lack of depth, subtlety, and complexity with a thinner than average mouthfeel, and one is left with a beer that is less an American amber/red ale and more of a thin, low-strength IPA. All the aromas and flavors one would expect to find in a beer of this style are here in one form or another, but the package, as a whole, never really comes together.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2014 22:09:50 | More by mrfrancis
5 A.M. Saint from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.