Whilst doing some shopping in Morrisons on Sunday I wandered down the beer aisle to see if they had got any new or interesting beers in, unfortunately this usually ends in disappointment as they rarely have anything new or exciting, the last one I remember was Sierra Nevada Pale Ale which they started stocking a few weeks back.
Much to my amazement and delight this week they introduced a few bottles from the Brewdog range, Including Punk IPA,Trashy blonde and the rather delicious 5am Saint. They were all priced at a rather tasty £1.59 per bottle and stood out a mile next to all of the standard bottles of beer.
I decided it would be rude not to buy a couple of bottles of 5am Saint as it’s my favourite of the 3. I then rang my dad to tell him and he promptly visited the store and cleared the shelves…nice one dad.
So what’s 5am Saint like?? It’s a deep ruby red with a huge head that has a hint of yellow in it. The aromas are huge, Citrus zest, deep rich malt and a hint of sugar.
The flavours are even bigger, it’s smooth in the mouth but then the Nelson Sauvin hops batter and bombard your tongue left, right and centre. There’s a buttery biscuity sweetness in there amongst the citrusy hops then there’s a sharp bitterness that lasts ages and makes your tongue tingle, It’s one of those beers that leaves you wondering if you will be able to taste your next drink.
For me it’s the best beer available in my local Morrisons, pipping Sierra Nevada Pale Ale to the title but only just.
If you have a Morrisons near you then get straight down there and buy some, if they don’t have it, ask them why then plead with them to stock it.