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

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RATINGS: 1533   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2012
Fig and dark toffee malts, lightly spiced, barely vinous. Soft tan head which lasts well. Biscuitty sweet opening with hop finish. medium fill, light and bit bubbly palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2012
11.2oz bottle. Poured a rich amber color with a big, rocky off white foamy head. Aroma of piney hops and juicy citrus. Taste has a fairly large hop bite upfront, with grapefruit and pine, and hints of sweetness and roasted malt. A lasting piney hoppy finish. Lighter bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (8672) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle is dark red with white head, aroma has notes of grass, caramel, biscuit, yeast, some vanilla, oak, some grapefruit as well, wow this smells really nice even though this is supposed to be an amber? Taste is sweet vanilla, some odd fruity berry, cherry, some oak notes, tannins, with a touch of orange, finishing with some caramel, toffee, slightly bitter. Can see why this is one of the best ambers for sure.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier (2656) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2014 Truly exceptionally rich IPA style amber ale that had my nose and taste buds knocked out straight after opening - a gateway craft beer for me with intermingling hop bouquets so intense I have been able to detect fractions of this beer’s taste profile fully in other IPAs. Floral, juicy, low on malt yet with a satisfyingly mid-full mouthfeel for an amber ale. - Found myself going back to sniff the empty bottle days after I had the 2nd of 2 purchased. Probably best drunk fresh, as I can see the amber ale maltiness taking over on the hops in time. First of 3 Brewdogs I had so far that can fully keep up with the expectations set by its overeager marketing... // Rerate 08/2014: obviously, due to palatial education somewhat less overwhelming, althought I also suspect a change in recipe: far less exotically fruity. instead well-rounded red berry malt aromatics, and strangely also some abv fumes. Very easy drinkig still, just not the initial orgasmic experience of ere, without having grown jaded.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GBZ59 (1193) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUN 7, 2012
Grifo. Vaso de Pinta. Notas de dic´11 –muchas botellas han quedado vacías antes y después-. Color cobre con tintes anaranjados profundos. Capa amarillenta, copiosa y cremosa. Bonitos collares y redecillas en las paredes. Maltas caramelo y lúpulo intenso tanto en sabores como aromas. Trazos de levadura y pan fresco en nariz. Los lúpulos aportan un amargor contundente, astringencia fuerte, matices de limón y aceites oleicos y resinosos. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación moderada. Resinas y toque de madera en el retrogusto. Refrescante y de fácil asimilación. Sabrosa. On-tap. Pint glass. Notes from dec´11 – many bottles have been emptied later & before then- too. Deep orangish copper in color. Yellowish , copious, creamy head. Nice collars & webs on sides. Caramel malts & intense hoppiness both in aromas & flavors. Yeasty, fresh bread, to the nose too. Hops provide sharp bitterness, strong astringency, lemony hints & resiny oils. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Resins & woody touch on the aftertaste. Refreshing & easy drinkable. Flavorful.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frallan (38) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2012
Nice head with a very inviting colour. A nosefull of flowery hops and a hint of butterscotsh. A round balanced taste that would allow .

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (4910) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle. Amber colour with an off-colour white head. Hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Slightly bitter taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (3734) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4 euro. Moeder Lambic

A - red orange brown. Clear but dark SRM of 30. 2 finger creamy head. Off white slight brown

S - great citra dry hop. Minor caramel malts. German malts? Columbus hops?

T - delicious dry hopped citra and I’m guessing centennial. Citra for sure! Backbone is dark malts. Caramel and oak. Smoked malts? It’s hard to tell the hops dominate the beer taste.

M - 25% carbonatin. Light body. Very watery body. Dry hops on the finish.

O - This is an okay attempt at a west coast IPA. Not great but just okay. 85/100


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (4196) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Total Wine, Chantilly 11.2.oz ($): Pours a darkish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is quite hoppy, with a nice caramel backbone. Very well-balanced. This beer has none of the amber ale lameness. The hops are not extremely bitter, but they have plenty of flavour. This is not sweet at all like many ambers, which is pretty nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
25th November 2009
Clear amber beer, frothy creamy head. Striking fresh hop nose. Light and slightly soft palate. Very light toffee in the malt. Nice base for light hops that are grassy and fruity but not too bitter. Finshes light and fresh and hoppy.


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