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

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RATINGS: 1642   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mt_hall (181) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Red-brown ale with a thick, pillowy light brown head. Fresh, clean aromas of pine and resin. Smooth on the palate with a hint of fruit (cherry?) at the start, subtle smoky malt flavours, and a dominant dry, hoppy, pine finish. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2013
11.2oz bottle - pours caramel-scarlet with nice, medium tan head. Sweet caramel notes, cookie, biscuit, touch of orange. Taste is grain, malted citrus, finishes with touch of bitterness. Pretty decent.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zomba (212) - Nokia, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with little head. Aroma has hops, flowers. Taste is sweet and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5310) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
May 2012 - The guy at RealAle Twickenham told me this is his favourite. So expectations high… Verdict: Not amazing, hoppy, little floral. Disappointing. Very good rating on ratebeer though, so I may have to give it a second go just to check.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
Det här var faktiskt en besvikelse. Humlig aroma med inslag av honung. Tråkig och smakfattig, liten beska och aningen vattnig.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CanCrusher (848) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle 0,33L. Hazy dark amber colour, with big beige head. Outstanding aroma is combination of hoppy flowers, pine, herbs, grass and grapes. Heavy bitter taste with medium to full body and lively carbonation. Could be easily treated as IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle at Porterhouse Cork. Pours a dark amber with a thin off-white head. Complex and interesting aroma, with an instant citrus/herby hit, and more subtle blends of cereal and toffee after. Taste is mostly sweet with a light bitterness - caramel and malt at the front, with a more intriguing hay, grass and green veg aftertaste. Fairly lively carbonation, with a lingering light bitterness. A very fine beer, but slightly underwhelming when compared with some of Brewdog’s other offerings (it ain’t no Punk IPA!).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bozo_skeleton (890) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 24, 2013
Ale ambrée, houblonnage résineux. Ne conviens pas en bière de soif et ne conviens pas non plus en bière de dégustation car elle manque de corps. Elle accompagne bien un steak frites le midi.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (4779) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy amber with off-white head. Clear hoppy aroma with a spicy note. Bitter hoppy flavour with a spicy note, perhaps coriander. Dry finish. Definitely decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (7777) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Sweet malty base, a little fruity and grainy, with floral hops, and lighter earthy notes. Very drinkable.


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