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Style: Amber Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1275   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2195) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
big and nice foam and a lovely scent of American hops. great amber ale (or pale ale if you like). Lovely dark hoppy still easy-drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewgrav (10) - - JUL 18, 2014
Une belle couleur ruby une mousse légère Un nez fruité suivie d une amertume élégante Ronde en bouche accentuée par un houblonnage massivement présente

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatteoD. (137) - ITALY - JUL 18, 2014
Schiuma non abbondante e di rapida dissoluzione, colore ambrato scuro, aroma di malti tostati, erbaceo e con note resina di pino, al palato corpo medio e media carbonazione, le note erbace e restinose amare dei luppoli si ripropongono in bocca equilibrando il dolce dei malti in cui prevale il caramello, alla fine e’ una birra abbastanza piacevole ma non facile e complessa.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosslew (190) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2014
Fruity, bit of plum throughout. Dark melon in the middle, easy mouthfeel before bitter end. Red ale with kick. 5%. 330ml. 1.3Std drinks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7699) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
2014-06-28. Crisp dark copper amber body with a small creamy beige head and lace. 3+ Aroma of dusty caramel malt has a dunkel meets ESB like quality to it. Flavour is malty up front, dryish tangy biscuity caramel malt, moderate green hops with bit of an herbal/celery like quality to it. Mineral undertones, it leaves the palate a bit dry. Smooth average plus bodied palate, carbonation. Decent but not for me. On tap at BrewDog, Glasgow

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilverfoX (257) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
smells like freshly sawed wood (?) cherries, and spices, dark golden red, thick foamy white head. swift bitterness, corriander and cherries hint of kelp (?!?!) really nice and enigmatic beer, would have been better if id had it cold.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nightswimming (16) - TURKEY - JUL 16, 2014
330 ml bottle in turkey... very warm sourcherry flavour welcomes you when you open the bottle and strong bittersweet / sourcherry explosions follow you until you see end of the beer very quickly! long lasting finish reminds me my childhood years wasted with cough syrup (!) but anyway, very charismatic ale...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thanatosti (900) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2014
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Gall & Gall, Doorn. Dark amber with an off-white head. Malty hoppy aroma. The combination of citrus hops and malts is a good one, making this beer light but very satisfying.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pepinis (41) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Color ambar intenso con notas cobrizas. Limpia y de buena formación de espuma pero baja estabilidad. Aroma combinado de lúpulos cítricos y tropicales (notas de piña y maracuja), la malta suavemente tostada aporta las notas de caramelo. El sabor tiene buena correspondencia con el aroma pero el lúpulo se hace mucho más fuerte y deja las notas más maltosas en un segundo plano. Su cuerpo es leve y su carbonatación es media. En el retrogusto la sensación es levemente astringente, amarga pero con un suave dulzor residual. Muy rica aunque para mi gusto la excesivamente lupulada.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (960) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Clear ruby red pour with a single finger head. Caramel aroma. Very sugary. Mouth is medium bodied. Taste is full of caramel. Lots of nice flavors going on here. Nuts, grapefruit. Very juicy.


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