MMiddel (42) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
looks very nice, with an amber body and small white head. smell is US hops, loads of fruit and grapefruit. aftertaste is long and grapefruity. body is dry and very easygoing.
Ktwse (2600) - SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First one out of four in a sampler pack. Good start it was. Pours amber with fairly small off-white head. Aroma is very hoppy, with grape, citrus and tropical fruit notes. Very enjoyable. Some malt and caramel in there as well to balance it. Taste is not as hoppy as I would have expected from the smell, but still clearly present from the start. The malt is more present here, with a very sweet and bready side to it. Fairly long but not overly powerful bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium, somewhat creamy, with low carbonation.
Fungrim (60) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber with a huge, foamy head. Lovely look! Smells like grapefruit heaven mixed with malts. Sweet and bitter. Quite simple a lovely red ale with a fresh hoppy edge.
spacecube (1220) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a tasty brew that feels stonger than it’s 5%, pours a deep red, very fruity with a lingering fruity aftertaste, very enjoyable and easily drinkable
stefannilssons (1519) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Om jag får välja en sak att lukta på innan jag dör så hade jag valt en flaska 5 a.m. Saint från Brewdog. Den är helt enkelt ljuvlig. Smaken är något försiktigt men fruktig och frisk med en passande beska. Kroppen är också den lite försiktig men ändå väl anpassad till ölen. Slutsats: ölen är bra och god men man hade nästan lika gärna bara kunnit sitta och dofta på den.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: deep clear ruby reds, garnets, and glints of polished mahogany. Pours with a sparkle, settling under an off-white head which fades with bubbles. A solid layer persists atop a slow stream of lazy bubbles.
Nose: dried peaches and apricots. Melba crunch. White and pink grapefruit. Lemon peel and lemon zest. Orange peel and orange zest. Lime. Crunchy caramelization.
Palate: bitter up front with lots of zippy rind, peel, and zest of lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit – ohmy! Sweetness underneath is crunchy caramelized apple skin and melba toast goodness. Vegetable bitterness atop the middle of my tongue, then it’s gone. White and pink grapefruit in the finish – fresh and unsweetened with tingly acidity. Parching and thirst inducing at the same time. Lemon and lime zest.
Final Thoughts: yes! A session beer with…wait for it…flavor! They really can and do go together. I promise. The 5 A.M. Saint from BrewDog out of Aberdeenshire, Scotland comes in handy 6packs, perfect for one’s session needs, whether they be at 5 A.M. or later….or earlier. Whatever is your pleasure. I know what mine is and yes, I will have another.
GnarlyGnome (756) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: pours a nice coppery amber with a healthy head. Aromas of flowery citrus. It has the flavors of a wonderful citrusy bitterness that is smacked in the face by a sweetness that balances it out well. Great beer.
Jimmythespoon (470) - - FEB 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fully hoppy aroma. Very flower with a nice bitterness. This beer has a very full body, I would have expected it more water considering the alcohol content, but this beer does not disappoint.
neckbracesub (31) - Anderson, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this in a bottle, but something tells me I need to one day seek it out on tap. As far as amber ales go, I would put this up against some of the best and more complex of its kind. Easy to drink or down quickly, the 5 A.M. Saint has plenty of kick for being such a toned-down-in-potency ale. BrewDog is most famous for its high volume, rare beers, but out of the few that you can find regularly (if you have a decent liquor store nearby) this is one to try out. Not a bad choice for accessibility if you are having a gathering.
greenclansman (887) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - FEB 19, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber color with a good foam that quickly fades away.
Amazing hoppy aromas.
Taste is smooth and easy going. Perfect body balance. Nice beer to have on tap. .