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

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RATINGS: 1701   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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: Maris Otter, Caramalt, Munich Malt, Crystal and Dark Crystal Malts
Hops:Cascade, Amarillo, Nelson Sauvin, Simcoe, Ahtanum, Centennial
Twist: Loads of late hops and bucket-loads of dry hops


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
McDef85 (37) - ITALY - JUL 17, 2016
Schiuma pannosa, odore complesso di erba, fieno, pompelmo, a naso e in bocca domina la lunga lista di luppoli. Beverina, agrumata, buon amaro finale che ripulisce la bocca ma la lascia acquosa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrumpy369 (468) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle brougt in scotland. Dark amer colour small head disappears fast. Nose is hoppy fruity. Taste is low bitterness low sweetness. Medium carbonation. Nice red overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexmate (66) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2016
A really pleasant session ale. Has a malty, caramel, cereal and biscuit taste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poech73 (369) - Braine, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2016
From Brewdog Brussels >> Bière ambrée fort aromatique au nez avec une belle longueur caramélisée en bouche. Fort maltée au palais, torréfiée livrant des arômes biscuitées avec un arrière goût vague de chocolat à la noisettes grillée, en même temps sirupeuse pesante en caramel, voire un peu écœurante. Bien amère sur des notes argileuses aromatiques fleuries et d’agrumes avec une très belle longueur.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Perpignan73 (29) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2016 330ml bitter, chilled and poured at home. Cloudy amber red with minimal off white head. Malty, circus nose with tropical fruits and some caramel. Lovely hoppy, bitter sweet taste; fine carbonation; great citrus punch possibly lemon and orange with slight caramel finish. Superb. Much tastier than many of its red/amber ale contemporaries.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
liquidbread86 (155) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2016
This is probably my favorite hoppy beer. A perfect blend of hops and citrus in this one.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Skarecrow (221) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 14, 2016
330ml bottle with a BB of 25/3/16 Didn’t get any oxidized character in the nose though. Poured red-brown with a good head. The initial bitterness quickly disappears - not much body and a bit thin on the palate. Also maybe a touch sour but this is prob due to the age of the bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
I_LUV_BEER (175) - - JUN 14, 2016
Served in a tulip from a 330ml bottle. Pours clear ruby-red with a thin off-white head. Aroma is citrus hops, caramel and some malts. Taste is very similar to the nose - citrus hop and caramel, subtle bitter short-lived aftertaste. Slightly watery body with medium carbonation. Quite a simple hoppy brew, nice and refreshing!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1420) - DENMARK - JUN 13, 2016
En meget sød øl der har en en del underlig syrlighed i slutningen af øllen. Ellers god.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
belgis (443) - - JUN 13, 2016
Surprisingly simple beer. Refreshing clear and some aroma but no deepness here! I was a bit disappointed but that’s my problem!


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