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

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RATINGS: 1639   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 weíre 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 whoís to know whatís 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 peopleís 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, youíll 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


2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rickyleepotts (99) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2013
I saw this beer the other night at Total Wine & More. It was new, so I grabbed a single bottle. I poured it, and it smells incredible. It smells like a barleywine. But then I took a sip, and almost spit it out. It has a very thin mouthfeel, and a weird metallic flavor. I am drinking this ice cold, so maybe that has something to do with it... but I am not impressed by this beer whatsoever. I expect more from BrewDog. Hopefully, as this heats up, more flavors will begin to show up... but ice cold, I will be lucky to finish the entire bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1806) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
330ml bottle - Amber colour. Wonderful hop aroma, fruity, with sharp grapefruit and a hint of passion fruit. Fairly good caramel flavour bit of citrus hops in there, but a bit of a let down overall.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wainwj (11) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013
Pours ruby red, very clear, thin off white head. Aroma is fresh cut grass, fruit, quite bittersweet. Taste is well balanced, caramel, malt, dark fruits and fresh hops. Personal favourite.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbeast88 (41) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2013
amber colored beer reminds me of alpha dog from Brewdog, Biter caramell and herbs,good and hoppy.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mateu (4) - gentbrugge, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2013 does not count
Amber to coper coloured ale. Sweet / bitter with lots of caramel, malt and some hops in the taste. You describe it as a malty amber ale, because of the caramel and bread tast. Itís medium bodied, with a dry ending (use of pale ale malt?). The hops arenít dominating but are present. Nice bitterness but in the end a little too astringent in my opinion. I bought it in Belgium maybe if you can drink it fresh, the hops will cause more balance and the bitterness will be less astringent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1583) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Iím not usually a fan of red ales because they tend to be essentially red-colored IPAs but drier. BrewDog 5 A.M. Saint definitely does not meet that deScription, thankfully. Itís significantly malty while still retaining a strong hoppy presence. Not an amazing beer by any means, but not the same old red ale, either.

I poured an 11.2oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Murky cranberry/mahogany hue. Forms a fairly large, eggshell, frothy head which retains and laces quite well.

Smell: Slight pine sap and caramel candy, but with a slightly fusel scent.

Taste: While the palate to BrewDog 5 A.M. Saint may not be absolutely delicious, it does have almost perfect balance. Even though my bottle was a little old it still had plenty of hops throughout. Earthy, herbal and grassy hop character is the best way to describe the bitterness here. Pine needles, tree bark and citrus peel might be even more apt deScriptors. Caramel maltiness through the middle imparts a mildly sweet, somewhat confectionery taste. Lemon lollipop also seems to be a flavor, though this is more likely an off-flavor than something deliberate (and one I dislike in beer across the board).

It finishes with a big, dry hop bite and more earthy character as it goes down. The aftertaste is mostly clean, though there is a subtle drying sensation. In the end itís a good, satisfying beer but nothing more than that.

Drinkability: Whatís most impressive about BrewDog 5 A.M. Saint is the fact itís remarkably robust for a 5% ABV beer. It has the full body of something bigger, though it is not a challenge to drink at all. Plenty of carbonation, energy and weight in the mouth followed by an easy finish. This is an ideal companion to food, but one on its own is good too.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Welley_Alves (226) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 3, 2013
Deliciosa amber ale, essa breja eu sou muito suspeito pra falar. Talvez seja a Brewdog que eu mais aprecio. Cor âmbar, com aroma cítrico inconfundível! Amargor intenso, duradouro, refrescante de lúpulo. Muito lúpulo nessa cerveja! Drinkability excepcional! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 3/20
ralphdot (1026) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
5.0% amber colour with a nice head, sweet floral hop aroma, slightly sweet hoppy taste, did not like it.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omega (877) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2013
Smells better than it tastes. Hops to the fore on the nose, but rather subdued and subtle on the palate. Nice cloudy amber colour and decideably quaffable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (7805) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber ruby colour. Big beige head that persists. Big resin pine aroma. Flavour is more balanced some nutty malt. Piny hop chewy. High carb.


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