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

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RATINGS: 1666   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


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BitchPls (726) - FINLAND - APR 5, 2013
Light brown beer with a small beige head. Fruity peaches / peach marmelade on the nose. Grassy hops. Body is on the watery side. Could benefit from a bigger carbonation perhaps with a body this light. Some caramel. Not very complex. Quite a dull beer with decent hops. Not bad but not something you want more. The smell is the best on this one.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (1759) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a frothy light head o the top. Honey, sweet fruit and some citrus in the aroma. Tastes of grain, citrus and a piney bitter finish. A good ale.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DylansDad (569) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2013
330ml bottle at end of best before. Pop the cap, great aroma of sweet juicy fruity hops. Aroma dies down in the glass head disappears quickly leaving some lacing. Taste is citrus hops but thin watery and muted. Underwhelming, but I will definitely try a fresh one if I find it.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Staffan47 (904) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2013
Platt. Luktar honung så det sjunger om det. Det är ju lite onödigt kan jag tycka

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
Pours a clear dark copper colour with thick creamy off white head leaving phenomenal lace all the way up the glass. Aroma is tropical fruit, and sweet malt. Flavour is mild grapefruit, pine, a nice moderate bitterness throughout without being harsh and overall kinda dry. Aroma is a bit light.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a frothy light brown head o the top. Aroma of huge grassy and citrus hops with a little bit of malt hiding in the background. Taste is pretty much all hops, citrus, some grass and a grape like cab sauv. Finishes dry and kinda champagnee again like a cab sauv. A very interesting take on the style of beer but overall needs more malt backbone or less hops.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badmansam (58) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
Keg @ Jolly Butchers 2013/4/1 Good beer. Lovely colour and aroma but not so much bang for your buck. Find it particularly inconsistent but this was one of the better ones.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
makromaniak (143) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2013 Pours clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. Flavour is a fruitfest with grass and nicely hopped. Cool beer.

2.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (1472) - HONG KONG - MAR 28, 2013


330ml bottle bought at Biere von Irene in Yuen Long. Batch No. 566.

Cloudy, hazy dull ruby purplish-red colour; Very thin head and residual beige foam which fades in 20 seconds; Minimal lacing with active carbonation; Very fragrant aroma of raisin, floral, plum, dark fruit, light cherry, sparkling wine and sugar; Minimally sweet taste of light malt with light citrus, grapes, cream crackers, pines, herbs and light hops Med to light body, thin but slick palate; Taste profile is initially muted, no taste at all for a couple of seconds, then it hits you with the very light, dry biscuit malt plus light citrus, grapes, spices and herbal hops. All in really light dose. Hoppiness concentrates on aromas, and bitterness is very light, with mild astringency as finish. Pretty dry after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: I had high hope for this one before opening it, I wish I didn’t. Its fruity aroma is really nice and attractive, but the taste does not match, very muted and flat, and failed to spark my interest. The use of Simcoe and Chinook hops make some interesting piney hoppiness, but it’s still light. Even Mendocino’s Red Tail Ale tastes more exciting than this one. Its overall impression is underwhelming and disappointing. Would another batch be better? I don’t wanna bet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anfractuosity (315) - - MAR 28, 2013
Tastes malty - wasn’t really to my taste though


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