Saturday, December 18, 2010

BrewDog - 5 A.M. Saint

BrewDog - 5 A.M. Saint
Serving Type: 11.2 oz. bottle, poured into a mug
My first beer from BrewDog, the makers of Tactical Nuclear Penguin and Sink the Bismarck, among the highest ABV beers in the world. 5 A.M. Saint pours a light, glowing, hazy amber body with moderate visible carbonation. The head is a stiff tanned light foam head with a mild orangey sheen. The very hoppy nose has hints of sticky pine sap and fresh grapefruits.
A crisp graininess pushes its way through the extra hoppy foretaste. There’s a tight tartness like early-season McIntosh apples with a light caramel sweetness. The hops definitely dominate this beer, but they aren’t biting. Finish is clean and carries a slight lingering tart aftertaste. 
Final Verdict: B

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