- My Rating: [B-], I gave it a (3.4 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Five AM Red Ale (aka 5 A.M. Saint) – Brewdog, 5% ABV, 330ml., (Ellon, Scotland)
description from ratebeer.com:
“5am Saint is The Holy Grail of red ales. We live in a world of disposable deities. Someone, somehow has managed to press that big, flashing moronic override button and we’re hard wired straight into the pockets of false idols trying to make a quick buck. Sadly, for a lot of people the same mentality applies to beer. But who’s to know what’s worth worshiping when monolithic advertising budgets have you sucked down the rabbit hole in the blink of an eye? At BrewDog we are on a mission to open as many people’s eyes as possible. Cast away any aspersions and let the crook of BrewDog be your guide in a whirlwind of conformity and mediocrity. Once this ruby liquid forms a foamy halo around your glass, you’ll never want to look back. Malts: Maris Otter, Caramalt, Munich Malt, Crystal and Dark Crystal Malts Hops:Cascade, Amarillo, Nelson Sauvin, Simcoe, Ahtanum, Centennial Twist: Loads of late hops and bucket-loads of dry hops”
- Style: Amber Ale
- Taste: Toasty brown sugar barley malt berry/red grape subtle hops
- Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
- How much: $4.25 CAD (after 5% off) – 330ml., November 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: good, but not memorable
Visual: Pours opaque reddish brown without much of a head, thin ringed retention with a hazy island, clusters of steady streams.
Nose: brown sugar, date, sweet toasted barley malt. (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: crisp, half-flat CO2
Mid-palate: background stealth grassiness, (lvl-4-sweetness), red berries/red grape, brown sugar toasted barley malt
Finish: residual barley malt sweetness, subtle bitterness
Summary: This has a dull, medium deepness which I find isn’t too impressive compared to their other fab brews. Good drinkability and flavour, but not quite rounded and bold enough to be great.