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

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RATINGS: 1157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erasmus_ro (1188) - Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2011
UPDATED: APR 25, 2013 30.4.2011: Bottle. Pours amber with a small head. Aroma is strongly pine and juniper with some berriness in it. Taste is pine and especially juniper with some juniper berries. No fruitiness or tones of red berries that I enjoyed before. A disappointment.

23.1.2011: Cask @ Gallows Bird, Espoo, RAF2011. A very nice amber color with a small head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, hops, a hint of berries, perhaps strawberry? Taste is a lot of pine, some grapefruit. Palate is excellent, fairly light and carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stefano (1852) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
Clear golden colour with a medium off-white head. Aroma is heavy hopped with some citrus notes. Flavor is heavy hoppy and fresh. Moderate soft sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2803) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 23, 2011
Bottled 33cl. It pours a hazy amber beer with a creamy, nicely lacing light beige head. The aroma is quite inviting, reminiscent of white wine, crystal malts, caramel, grapefruit and hop resin- spicy and rather strong. Medium bodied. Leafy. Good balance. Slightly peppery on the swallow. Caramel and grapefruit in the finish which makes you eager to take another sip. Flawless and pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBaboon (1485) - FINLAND - FEB 20, 2011
Aamuyön pyhimys näyttää kuulaan vaalean ruskealta ja omaa vaalean vaahdon. Sen tuoksussa on karamellia ja monimutkaista humalaisuutta. Oluen maussa on selkeä humalan puraisu ja katkeruutta on sopivasti. Napakka, hieman karhea maku ja ihan sopiva runko tämän vahvuiseksi olueksi. Brewdogin oluet eivät todellakaan jätä kylmäksi.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (9853) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2011
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel and hoppy - peach. Flavor is rather sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and bitter finish. 181210

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nlc (65) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2011
At first i was like, jeeehh i like this, but then again after a few zips the boredom is there again. I don’t know, it seems like Brewdog isn’t really my type of brewery. However I really apriciate theire style, courage, looks and so on... roasty, basement aromas, citrus, red, brown, brown, hazy, rocky head, rocky head, light sweetness, very bitter, salty, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter,

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (3629) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2011
Bottle from the Offie, Leicester and hand pulled at the Criterion, Leicester - on the SAME night! Delicious rich hop. Some berry. Deep, crisp, perfect length and balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (3788) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle at Patrick’s Irish Pub, Ljubljana.
Poured a lovely red body, slightly tinged with amber. Off white thick head that went away slowly. Intense passionfruit-like and herbal sweet aroma, nice! Candyish dry taste, aroma hop, a bit herbal. Sweet and not really refreshing but definitely enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (5938) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2011
12-oz. Pours a murky dark amber with a dense and creamy light tan head. Loose stringy lace. Sharp spicy hop nose, garlic, onions, almost like hot swimming pool toys. Maybe a bit phenolic? Something burning out of the yeast? Certainly a lot of hop oil and acid knocking around. Creamy medium body. Toast, caramel, swimming pool toys, and an ashy char on the mid-palate. Lots of garlic and onions. Hot, dry, peppery finish. Having a hard time making sense of this one. Usually I enjoy beers that deliberately throw different styles together, and this one seems like an amber/IPA/saison hybrid in some ways. But it’s hard to get around the garlic/onion thing with this one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1466) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Bottle: Wow, when BrewDog doesn’t go overboard on cramming a bunch of alcohol in a beer, they can brew some nice drinking stuff. Best amber ale I can remember, with chewy hop flavors, very cohesive brew that is just a cut above the normal flagship amber of most breweries. Huge head, lots of nice lace.


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