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5 A.M. Saint

Rating: 3.8

“The Holy Grail of red ales”, the text on the bottle claims that “Once this ruby liquid forms a foamy halo around your glass, you’ll never want to look back”, so naturally I am expecting big things from this particular ale. The fact it has “low bitterness and insane hopiness” and is an “iconoclastic amble ale” also appealed to me. I always enjoy sampling different Brewdog beers and would rate the brewery as my personal favourite with their beers rarely disappointing. This will be my first red ale, which seems like it will be a  style that suits my taste so fingers crossed I enjoy with one.

Appearance (4/5): A very nice looking red amber colour with a finger & a half sized brownish white head. The beer is still and clear, looking excellent with good head retention that eventually settles to a thinnish lacing/head & leaves some lacing on the glass too.
Aroma (8/10): A pleasant, fruity combination of grapefruit & pine with maybe a little mango in the middle. Definitely a good smelling, summery beer.
Taste (7/10): Starts off very fruity to begin with a grapefruit dominating along with a citrus flavour before easing out in the middle then finishing with the pine mentioned in the smell. Well balanced overall & finishing with a warm, mildly bitter aftertaste.
Palate (4/5): Medium bodied, smooth and easy to drink making this a nice session brew. The carbonation is good too.

Overall (14/20): This is a very pleasant, fruity beer that goes down well & would be perfect on a warm summers day. Not the best Brewdog offering but still a nice brew.

Brewed In: Fraserburgh, Scotland
Brewery: Brewdog
First Brewed: 2009
Type: Amber/Red Ale
Abv: 5.0%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Morrisons
Price: £1.65

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