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

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RATINGS: 1152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   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: 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2011
Looks great. Pours amber with a thick foamy head. Excellent aroma, complex hops mingling in a delightful way. I love the smell of the chinook hops. In the flavour I taste more of the simcoe which is not my favorite hop. Big hops! Very little malt flavour. this brew is dominated by hops. bitter and citrus, great balance. Great beer. I love this beer. It is fantastic. with a very complex hop profile. And I love the blurb on the bottle. The Fucking Doctor is in.!!!!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bax (1048) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2011 (Bottle 22/01-11) Pours with a decent head but it fade quickly. Great hoppy aroma, could use a bit more malt body. Easy drinkable hoppy amber ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2011
Rich flowery note dominates with interesting spiced vanilla tone, some lemony tea note here as well. Medium bodied. Flavor is rich as well with flowers and grassy hops, lemon and bitterness here. Aftertaste is grassy still, some tea note here too.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2011
Mild nose with slight notes of blackcurrent and some sweetness. Pale head. Dark coppery reddish colour. Dryiish slightly coffeyish slightly sour taste with some berries. At the end hoppy bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle. Too good to be an amber ale. It is Red (ish) with a thick lasting head that sticks to the glass. Big hop aroma you don’t have to sniff for. Citrus with some woody notes. Thick malty juicy ESB. Dirty malty IPA. Lotst of malt. Lots of juicy citrus in thick sticky malt.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2011
Huge, hoppy nose just bursting with fruit, rose petals, cheap perfume and camphor. Cantaloupe, mango, guava and grapefruit bleed into the olfactories along with some licks of caramel and earth late, a very interesting aroma but not all together truly enticing. Muddy amber chestnut with a tinge of orange coming through when held to the light. Head a no show, a little white on the meniscus. Pretty raw and untamed in the mouth. Again nothing but hops, so I’ll have to cast aside my definition of an amber ale. Raspy and floral, very piney, quite vinous in the swallow (Sauvin is well defined!), with a lot of fruit esters to keep it from getting out of hand. Bitterness is high but controlled. Long linger of vine-clippings and pine, fruit esters dissipate quickly. No body or malt definition for balance, quite a soft, watery mouthfeel. Expected more oomph, some crystal or cara would’ve been great, maybe better use of the Marris Otter so as it shines on the palate. Highly drinkable, just a little too one-sided for my taste! (33cL, batch 124, BB 20/05/11, The Beer Store Morley)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2591) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 13, 2011
Bottle at the Salthouse in Galway. Appearance: Dark orange with a decent sized white head. Aroma: deeply hopped, mango, a little ’cat pee’ with cedar & malt hiding in the background. Flavour: wow, decently hopped, pine, honey, cloves, spice. Just wonderful. A long bitter finish. Delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crispi (105) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle. Great aroma of oranges, or citrus. quite bitter to the taste though. not bad.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
coolfunnj (310) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2011
funky candy like aroma..cloudy brown amber with quarter inch head..absolutely awful flavor like its stale or spoiled or something,moldy sour and sweet couldnt finish it down the drain it goes yecch

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
turbothy (1055) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2011
Pours dark amber with a fairly small head. Intensely bitter aroma with sweetness from malt and passion fruit. Flavour is full, again with some passion fruit sweetness and a biting bitterness. A very decent beer.


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