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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Amber Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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’re 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’s to know what’s 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 people’s 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’ll never want to look back.
Malts: Marris Otter, Crystal Malt Hops: Simcoe, Chinook, Nelson Sauvin, Centennial Twist: Loads of late hops and bucket-loads of dry hops


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oliodnb (241) - ITALY - JUN 4, 2014
33cl bottle. Deep cloudy amber, fine off white head. Smells of sweet malts, caramel, sweet fruits (plums, cherries, raisins, dates). Taste is malts, some yeast, light vegetal note, still some light fruitiness. Medium carbonation, a bit too watery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VincentKabel (152) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2014
Typical malty flavour, off-white head and red colour that suggests a very good red ale. And it is one indeed. Perfectly round beer with no nasty side taste or whatsoever. The clear hop twist in this beer makes it stand out just a little from other great red ales. My absolute favorite in the red ale category.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
__Rb81 (128) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a reddish, coppery amber with an off-white head. Aroma is fruity hops; citrus, peach, caramel, malts. Sweet, fruity hoppy flavor, malts, caramel. Dry, slightly bitter hoppy aftertaste. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a tulip glass. ABV 5% Deep red colou on the body, clear, with a good sized tan head, good density, good retention. Light lacing on the glass. Very hoppy aroma, lots of citrus and grapefruit, a bit of caramel malts. Taste is a very refreshing one, with a bit of caramel, very fruity, orange. Nothing as spectacular as the aroma though. Bitterness is also nothing out of the ordinary. A bit watery mouthfeel, thin body and okay carbonation. Overall a quite nice beer for the style, wouldn’t be my first choice in a bar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ST247 (351) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle @home. Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is fruity, peach, hoppy. Taste is fruity, peach, hoppy. Medium body and medium carbonation. Dry and fruity (peach) finish. Very refreshing and nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arsol (482) - NORWAY - MAY 29, 2014
Gyllen farge. Lukter malt, humle og noe sitrus. Ogsĺ ganske fruktig i smak. Noe karamell ogsĺ. Medium karbonert og medium pluss fylde.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybion (51) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours a deep reddish amber with a half finger of tan head. Rather earthen, foresty aroma, notes of pine resin, grass and perhaps orange, though less potent than in the Hardcore IPA. Taste is a little watery initially, but some earthen, floral and perhaps even vegetable notes (specifically carrots) coming through quite strongly further towards the back end. Not really sweet as such but a decent amount of bitterness is present. Quite refreshing and mild, yet also decently flavorsome. Carbonation helps in this regard, and also balances out the somewhat watery and thin body. Would most likely be better on a hot day, rather than a dismally rainy and grim one such as this!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koning_Daan (104) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a crisp clear amber with a thin head. Aroma not too pronounced but lovely nonetheless, floral and hoppy. Taste is awesome. Loads of hops but nothing overdone, medium carbonation, nicely balanced. Loved it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lordbrown666 (11) - Budapest, - MAY 26, 2014
Nem ájultam el ettől a vöröskétől. Savanykás ugyan, de valahogy nem hagyott mély nyomot bennem. Érettségi után kóstoltam először, azóta nem ittam, úgyhogy ez jelent valamit. A Brew Dog ráadásul árban sem tutkó...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1828) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Poured from 330 ml bottle. Lightly hazy, rusty red with a small khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of a strong whiff of floral perfume initially upon open the bottle and pouring into a glass. That aroma dissipated quickly leaving aromas of raisins, grapes, citrus and caramel. Taste of caramel, floral and herbal hops, grass, raisins and citrus. Medium/light body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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