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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2011
12 oz. bottle, bought 7/10 @ Binny’s, $3.30. "Best before 19/01/11," but this may still be interesting. Or so i thought, before opening it to get a big gusher! Following some quick toweling. it’s a quite cloudy brown ale, so I guess I stirred up some yeast. Bubbly tan head. Smell still offers lots of hops in different varieties, so I’ll give it that. Taste has some brownish crystal malt with an odd backing of carob. Not puckered up with hops, but still a good mix with some earth, pine and orange peel. Finished dry and a bit hoppy. Goes down fast, interesting layer of sludge on the bottom.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JRock72 (605) - - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle. Poured dark amber with little head that retained. Light body with hint of amber/crystal malts. Not a lot of hops present.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5591) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle. Strong resiny piny earthy hop aroma. Hazy amber, golden cream. Metallic grassy, earthy, hop entry, a bit of vegetable, mango, citrus. Medium body, slightly sticky mouthfeel and leaves a metallic note on the tongue. Strikes me as too unbalanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2011
Enthusiastic beer, quite a gusher when I open the bottle, even though it has been lying quietly in the fridge for about a month. Amber colour beer, off-white head. Aroma of hops, unmistakeably nelson sauvin comes through. Very floral, citrus, grapefruit, some passion fruit. Malty background. Flavour quite bitter, malty, citrus, some caramel. Body rather light, but not too thin. Finish sweetish, bitter and somewhat cloying.
(From 33cL bottle)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thebeerdude (29) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2011 330ml bottle. Rich, fruity, floral aroma, citrus flavours. Pours a dark amber with a medium head. Taste is fruity, sweet and caramel, followed by a lightly bitter citrus flavour, medium carbonation. Very pleasant beer which flavours linger after drinking

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkopen (813) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2011
330 ml bottle. Clear reddish coppery colour, thin but persistent off-white head. Lovely citrus-fruity, floral-hoppy aroma. The flavour is toasted, caramel-malty, with an aromatic, grapefruity hoppy finish. Good stuff, especially considering the low alcohol content.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frovigalning (2876) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2012 On tap at Allt om Öl Festivalen in Eskilstuna. It poured an almost clear brown-golden liquid with a light brown head. Lots of hops in both smell. Nice beer with a complex hop aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5405) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2011
33 cl bottle @ Ämmälänkylä, BBE 14.07.2012. Rated on 27.08.2011
Aroma has nice, fresh hops and resin. Resin-like hops and sweetish malt are in balance in the flavour. Very good amber!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (2064) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2011
Pours amber with a high off-white head. Aroma is malts, fruits and hops. Flavor is malts, caramel, fruits and hops. Great.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (1542) - FINLAND - AUG 26, 2011
Dark copperbrown beer with a almost medium and dark beige head. Aroma is stunning, peaches, tropical fruits, some pine needles and fructose. Taste is also tropical fruity, caramel, some roastiness, short and almost watery aftertaste. Medium bodied and quite harsh to drink. Stunning aroma, but taste is only average and slightly harsh, frustrating.


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