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


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RATINGS: 1445   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7248) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2012
Bottled. Poured medium amber with a well-retained, sticky off-white head.. looked good in the glass. The aroma picked up soft bread and fruity malts with more fruit and grassy hops around.. soft and entirely pleasant. The flavor found similar stuff.. bread and biscuity malts at the core, with light grass, pine, and grapefruit bitterness around.. light earth and citrus bitterness over biscuity malt on the crisp finish. Light-bodied with moderate-plus carbonation on the palate.. very dry.. not as bitter as expected, but it worked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SmokedDeer (57) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2012
Brainstorming to find jokes about "what smells good but doesn't taste good" is more interesting than this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tseo (153) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 28, 2012
Aroma: Quite unique. Very aromatic, like olives and citrus fruit and cream and sour cherries and peach and honey, among other stuff. Mouthfeel: Creamy and medium body. Some carbonation. Taste: Gently but firmly sweet, like strawberry candy and honey. A tiny bit of sourness on the tongue, too. Finish: Ends tart, spicy and dry. Overall: Superb, stuff. Very drinkable. Very appetizing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2012
(12oz bottle from Provisions. Batch 329). Pours a clear amber-red color with pillowing eggshell head. Moderate carbonation. Aroma has some resin, pine, hard candy, pumpernickel. Taste is sweet malts with some sharp bitterness that starts up front and moves to the back of the throat. Lighter bodied with a somewhat dry, but balanced finish. Nothing earth shattering in these days of extreme beers, but something that I’d consider sessioning if it were available at a reasonable price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2012
Pure class from Brewdog. Hoppy, malty, long on the tongue, after bitterness that lingers. Top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dazz3 (1555) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2012
Bottled. Amber with a huge white brown head. Smells grassy hoppy. Tastes dry bitter and hoppy with a similar finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3235) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2012
330 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours clear amber with a frothy rust red / white head that leaves some trace and lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, bitter and hoppy with caramel, peaches, mango, pine, grass, wood, resin, grapefruit juice and very small hints of sulphur and other unknown chemicals. Taste is bitter with grapefruit, orange zest, pine, grass, bread, wood, compost and hints of caramel. Mouthfeel is dry, tiny tart and medium bodied. Finish is dry, bitter and tiny sour with grapefruit juice, orange zest and bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4670) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle from Sb cons 2013-03-03 Göteborg Ar: grape fruit, pine - simple as that Ap: amber body, wee beige fizzy head F: fizzy, loaded with bitterness/ grape fruit, mango, pine,dryness and metalic (undefined) bi-flavor

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - MAR 21, 2012
Ambrata. Aroma floreale, luppolato con qualcosa di conifera e di agrume e una venatura di uva. Al gusto si presenta subito amaricante, ma mai esageratamente, con un ventaglio di luppoli molto ampio. Pompelmo, resina e erba sono i sentori che si notano di più. Finale pulito e prolungato. Rinfresca e costringe a compiere il sorso successivo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (3740) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle. It pours cloudy amber with an orangy head. The aroma has some plum, raisins, citrus and pine. The flavor is very fruity with peaches, plums, bread and a hint of brown sugar. It has a nice bitter finish. Pretty good amber definitely on the hoppy side.

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