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

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RATINGS: 1275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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: Marris Otter, Crystal Malt Hops: Simcoe, Chinook, Nelson Sauvin, Centennial Twist: Loads of late hops and bucket-loads of dry hops


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
This is kind of a rough review since I drank out of the bottle while camping. Nevertheless, certain traits of this brew were discernible. Nice citrusy hop aroma with a little roastyness. Taste matches that. Clean, medium bodied, nice mouthfeel. A little yeastiness. Can’t wait to try more BrewDog!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
[Bottle] Lightly hazed reddish amber hue, decent head formation. Caramel and mild toffee malt nose, plenty of citrussy grapefruit. Smooth sweet chocolate and caramel malts at first, before a strong grapefruit bitterness kicks in. Not overpowering rather well balanced between the malt and the hops. First brewdog I’ve tried and distinctively American for a Scottish brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2341) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
330 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits (Halifax). Pours a slightly hazy amber with good-sized off-white head. Lovely aroma of citric hops and fruity, toffee-ish malts. Flavour has a nice grapefruity hop presence but with a strong malt backbone and good body. Almost creamy mouthfeel. A lovely amber ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zexpe (40) - SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2011
Totally typical red ale from Scotland, being in a bottle it’s a bit fizzier than a cask ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bp (786) - Queens, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Bottle: pours a cloudy, dark amber with a big frothy head, aroma is very hoppy, taste is hoppy, dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
txspartan (965) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2011
Very sweet, almost burnt caramel scent. Nothing like that in its bitter flavour. Bit odd.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2011
I think they mislabeled this one. It tastes like an IPA. Pours brown from bottle with a thin white head. There’s some floralness on the nose but also a slight metallic thing as well. Taste is pure bitterness without much malt or hop flavor. Most of the reviews I’ve read seem to be describing a different beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjdesalas (3) - SPAIN - JUL 20, 2011 does not count
Great beer, great color, great foam, great brewers, with a very good image.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Russo (1678) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 16, 2011
Bottled. Amber color with a beautiful tan creamy head. Aroma is grassy and hoppy a bit like trashy blonde, but with a malt backbone. Flavor is hoppy with a nice bitterness, quite watery but with some sweetness on it. Mouthfeel is quite bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frehal (18) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle@home. Lovely hoppy aroma, red grapefruit and maybe peach. Getting citrus and bitterness.


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