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

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RATINGS: 1300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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: Marris Otter, Crystal Malt Hops: Simcoe, Chinook, Nelson Sauvin, Centennial Twist: Loads of late hops and bucket-loads of dry hops


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
txspartan (966) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2011
Very sweet, almost burnt caramel scent. Nothing like that in its bitter flavour. Bit odd.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DiarmaidBHK (3408) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2011
I think they mislabeled this one. It tastes like an IPA. Pours brown from bottle with a thin white head. There’s some floralness on the nose but also a slight metallic thing as well. Taste is pure bitterness without much malt or hop flavor. Most of the reviews I’ve read seem to be describing a different beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjdesalas (3) - SPAIN - JUL 20, 2011 does not count
Great beer, great color, great foam, great brewers, with a very good image.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Russo (1685) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 16, 2011
Bottled. Amber color with a beautiful tan creamy head. Aroma is grassy and hoppy a bit like trashy blonde, but with a malt backbone. Flavor is hoppy with a nice bitterness, quite watery but with some sweetness on it. Mouthfeel is quite bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frehal (18) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle@home. Lovely hoppy aroma, red grapefruit and maybe peach. Getting citrus and bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Glory amber beer. Smallish off-white head. Sweet malty aroma. Rhubarb. Incredible head. Full malty flavor with a little bit of malt and sweetness. Fully satisfying for an amber ale. A style that’s difficult to satisfy for a hop head. You can easily enjoy this brew. So do it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Linnet (1108) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2011
Aroma: citric, lemony, grass, straw, a bit like trashy blonde, but with a thicker malt backbone. Appearance: Amber colour, medium creamy off-white head. Flavour: I do not like Nelson sauvin, to me it has a quality that’s like burnt rubber in the retro nasal action. Otherwise this beer is fruity with blackcurrants and a good bite. Mouthfeel: Average. Total: This is a true quality brew, but nelson sauvin spoils the experience for me..

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2011
{thoughts} Cloying hops rain on an otherwise fine parade of juicy malts.

{elements} Clear, amber hue; short, white froth. Caramel and oranges / grapefruit plus mint / rosemary. Moderately sweet, low to moderate acidity, moderate bitterness; caramel and toasty malts with a clingy bitterness and resinous aftertaste. Moderate carbonation, medium body, watery texture. 25 cl draft @ O’Hara’s.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Where to begin... Hazy, muddy, ruby color with a cream colored, full, creamy, dense head which settles to a thin lasting layer and leaves thick, drippy lace. The nose is simcoe mostly with passionfruit and rustic, but also smaller notes of pine, pink grapefruit, kiwi, and faint spice and floral. The flavor is a bit of a let down with not enough malt presence or bitterness to match the intense hop flavors; less than moderate bitterness, light toasted caramel, still some rustic, light floral, and pink grapefruit. The palate is medium, soft to lively, slightly dry, and a bit watery. The beer finishes slightly dry, toasty, piney, rustic, and some grapefruit lingering. Certainly the hoppiest table strength beer I have had to date, as much hop flavor as many imperial IPA. I would like to have a bit more bitterness and strength (ie an IPA or imperial pale) because the hop flavors worked very well in this one. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (1980) - NORWAY - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle enjoyed at home
Dark red, massive tanned head. Aroma of citrus, zests, grapefruit and grass. Also some earthy notes. Taste has some sweetness and a malt body that feels to thin and weak to match the aroma and finish. Feel is quite oily. Finish is very hoppy and bitter. Nice hop tones of grass and citrus


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