Tuesday, April 12, 2011

BrewDog 5AM Saint - Scotland 10-4-11

The Low Down:
The Zeitgeist that I reviewed earlier was the product of Scotish Brewlords BrewDog. These are the same brewers that make the Tactical Nuclear Penguin.

An "Iconoclastic Amber Ale" that is softly carbonated, bitter sweet, and tastes like everything. The longer i sipped at it, the more things i could taste. Is that citrus? peaches? Thick juicy malt? Hops? Trees? Haggis? how is it so full flavoured? Dry hopping gives this beer a kick that is quite noticeable. Its hard to find a beer that can balance so many flavours without becoming Bitter on the finish.

The bottle is amazing as all BrewDog bottles are. Living up to their mission to educate on the  "Sickness of the British Brewing industry"



Packaging: 10/10
Pretentious and arrogant, with every right to be.
Refreshment: 9/10
long smooth finish, that makes this a thinking man's beer, lightly carbonated and Fresh tasting.
Flavour 10/10:
As i said before, It is the beer of a million flavours, and does all of them well.
Alcohol Content: 9/10
5.0% Could be a little stronger, but then you couldn't drink a whole carton in a session.
Price: 9/10
$4.80. Cheap at twice the Price.
Total: 47/50


Conclusion:
A new take on a very traditional style of Beer. This is truly a wonder to behold. I expect i will encounter BrewDog again on this adventure, and I look forward to it. I was sad to see it finished, so drink it by the six pack, while in the company of friends.
Cheers.