So, the brewers of this beer have been recently featured on television. I was shocked to say that I found it incredibly enjoyable and was very excited to hear that their show was going to be renewed for a second season. Anyways, here’s one of their beers that I hadn’t try yet.
Style: American Amber/Red Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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 are 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 is to know what is 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 peoples 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 will never want to look back.”
Random: I am really not enjoying how cold it is today.
First of all, this beer poured with an insanely large head, and I didn’t pour all that aggressively. It was about four fingers high and almost tan in color. It dissipated really slowly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy chestnut color with some hop residue at the bottom of the glass and had high carbonation visible. The nose was very hoppy with lots of citrus and then some bready malt came through with some toffee. The taste started hoppy with grapefruit, but quickly went into toffee malt and some marked nuttiness. At first, it seemed like it was going to be overly hoppy, but mellowed after each sip. The body was on the thick side with very strong carbonation present. The finish was long and had the nuttiness and toffee aspects lingering on the tongue. I have to say, I definitely enjoyed this beer. It went down easy and had a lot of character to it. If you see it, definitely grab one and give it a shot.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0