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


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RATINGS: 1462   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   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: 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (1524) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget Sweden. Semilasting light brown head. Clear dark amber color, that hits the right spot for an amber ale. Huge hop intensive piny aroma that will wake you up eaven at 5 a.m. Hoppy taste that then gives you a little caramell and bitterness. Dry and well fermented.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
huge hoppiness on the nose, mostly pine and fruit. sips great. one of the beers that gets brewdog the recognition they deserve. great amber ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2450) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 21, 2012
On tap at Mr. and Mrs. Bund, Shanghai. Hoppy aroma, sweet almost Belgian malt. Dark amber colour with nice white head. Very flavourful. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
netvare (37) - FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
Soft and light with moderate bitterness, with a decent hop aroma. Color is somewhat dark brown with some hints of red. Very typical brew dog beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3747) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Moderate brown color. Huge pine aroma. Perfume and a set of flavors like something that would be uncharitable to mention. Funny finish--rough edge, vegetal. Aroma beats flavor. (tap at Barrels Ale House, Berwick)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1433) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2012
One of the best amber ales I’ve come across, mainly because it doesn’t taste or smell much like a dull old amber at all. Doubt it would pass muster with the style gurus in competition, but who cares? A bronze beer with a thin head. Atypical aroma of toffee apples, passionfruit, cola and lemon candies. Light body. Odd blend of what seem traditional amber ale malts and hops more suited to a pale ale. Tart and refreshing with some gooseberry in the finish. A pleasant surprise. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars. BB 16/1/12)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
knickskicks (828) - - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle pour. Lots of hops in the aroma. Love the dry hops. Nice balance of citrus fruits and caramel from the malt. Thinner than I thought it would be. I like red ales much better on cask so if I get the chance to try it on cask my rating will likely go up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (3529) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 6, 2012
330ml bottle. Dark copper color. Small off-white head, stays. Good lacing. Citric hops, some sweetness. Dry mild bitter hops in taste. Somewhat watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
bth (17) - NORWAY - JUL 6, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 Smell like an amber should. Not too strong taste. Mild taste. Looks good. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Vir4030 (554) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Slightly malted aroma on a reddish brown body with a thinnish head. Stronger flavor but not too roasted.

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