Beer Type: American Red Ale
Bottle conditioned: No
Bottle size: 330 ml
Country of origin: Scotland
What the label says:
Buy the ticket, take the ride. 5AM Saint is 5 malts, 5% ABV and 5 hops (damn it, its 6 but you get the idea). And that’s where the order ends.
Jump in and you’ll find berry bouncing off marmalade clashing with caramel cosying up to chocolate buzzing off spice sizzling with toast laced with lychee and colliding with biscuit.
As malty as it is hoppy. As anarchic as it is structured. Bitterness and sweetness, all neatly messed up in a triumph of pure chaos.
What the Beerdrinker says:
A fantastic, easily drinkable beer, though at 5% the ease with it goes down makes it a potentially dangerous beer. On opening the bottle you are presented with a rich bouquet of summer berries, though once the beer has stood for a little while the berry nose dissipates and is replaced with a strong caramel overtone. The taste is heavily caramel with orange overtones, as described on the label. I didn’t get any sense of biscuit, toast or lychee though. The beer retained its head right to the bottom of the glass.
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