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

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RATINGS: 1517   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1434) - 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)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
knickskicks (907) - - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (3964) - 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.

2.6
   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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Vir4030 (566) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Slightly malted aroma on a reddish brown body with a thinnish head. Stronger flavor but not too roasted.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle. Sweet candy like aroma. Brown or amber color with light off white head. Sweet pleasant and smooth body with a nice caramel like flavor. Light bitter and light dry palate. Alright

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2012
From the bottle and on tap. Amber colour, fruity aroma, lychee, oranges. Delicious floral qualities. Bitterish finish. A great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
avantdagare (148) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2012
3 finger beige head that sinks to 5mm, red-amber body. Nose: Passionfruit, lychee, oranges and pine. Aroma: Lychee, passionfruit, oranges, caramel, the slighest hint of resin and grass. Thin mouthfeel, semi-long, semi-bitter ending.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Hazy reddish amber with a white head. Wonderfully balanced nose of floral hops and caramel malts. Medium bodied, and more like an IPA than an amber or red ale. Citrus permeates the entire palate and some classy hops accentuate the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
liinis (1717) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2012
Quite delicious after the worst stingy carbonation goes off and it warms up a bit. Loads of great hops. sweetish and a bit dry in the end.


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