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


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RATINGS: 1445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   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 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (958) - , CYPRUS - FEB 17, 2012
Amber colour. Citrus hops and bread in the aroma. Taste is hoppy caramel. Slight bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Strong hop character on the nose. Smells like some north west hops, fresh smelling. Plenty of pine almost smells juicy. Off-white head, tan slightly grey color. Cup isnít clear, canít comment on the color but pours pretty dark. Mouthfeel is slippery and solid. Taste has plenty of grassy notes, some pine and citrus. Bursting with flavor at 5%. Iím afraid that this bottle is skunked, the aftertaste is quite tangy, I canít imagine this is what the brewer intended. It originally was cold, it warmed up, and I cooled it down in ice... maybe that ruined it. Solid effort, but ill have to re-rate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 13, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a light rust color. Faint aroma of hops, caramel. Flavor was heavy on the malts - toffee, caramel, citrus. All in all, this was good. Perhaps a little watery for my preference. The ridiculous message on the bottle begs for a snotty review, but the beer stands on its own, despite the narsassistic rumblings on the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2012
Had ad bottle a Bottle Screw Bills in YYC while rushing for a Red Arrow bus. Hazy, medium amber body with a good-sized, off-white, fully lasting head that covers the glass in lacing. Good start! Super fruity aroma that is all hops, for the most part grapefruit, but there might be some pine and resin there as well. Despite the hoppy aroma the taste is initially light sweet, thatís a nice touch! Then the finish comes, and it is of course aggressively bitter and delicious. A subtle sweet malty caramel flavour is followed and partially mixed with a firm grapefruit flavour. Medium body, soft carbonation, quite dry feel. Itís a bit like a more complex, more interesting, beefed-up and hoppy version of an Amber Ale. Fucking doctors strike again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2012
Bottled. Pours deep amber with a head that goes fast. Immediate release of a pungent, floral, hoppy aroma which is the most striking feature of the beer. Overall the beer has hops in abundance from start to finish, but bitterness balanced by malt sweetness. Yet another good one from the Brew Dog stable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
foxo82 (763) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2012
Half pint at Euston Tap, Euston Road, London. As is typical of the BrewDog range this has a strong, fruity aroma mixed with hops - berries this time as opposed to some of its more tropical fruit-based label mates. It doesnít smell like you expect beer to smell, which is either a good thing or a bad thing depending on your sensibilities; for me itís the former. The taste is a big surprise - definite hints of cocoa mixed in with the fruity hops. A little fizzy in the mouth so perhaps not as smooth on the palate as it could be but still rather good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3045) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark amber red with a pale sand coloured head. The aroma is clear hoppy with notes of strawberries, sweet pink grapefruit, orange juice and some white flowers. Doughy and bready undertones with a hint of caramel. The flavour is dry, medium bitter and tiny acidic. Metal/copper tones up front with grapefruit citric undertones. The mouthfeel is empty with a soft carbonation. Abrupt finish, only a touch of bitterness lingers. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Firefly54 (241) - - FEB 4, 2012
The aroma is amazing, really juicy, loads of blackcurrant, grape and other ripe fruits. Some pine and citrus. Taste has lots of the same fruity notes, more pine, resin and zingy citrus flavours. Malt backbone is there but Iím not getting as much as I expected. Way better than punk as i find its getting too much like lilt! Top!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
5 A.M. Saint pours a clear reddish dark amber. A huge two finger head is poured and sticks around for ages. When I was done with this brew, it left a ton of lacing throughout. The smell on this one is lovely. Full of citrus and piney hops with a little bit of a grapefruit aroma. I believe this one has 4 kinds of hops in it. Chinook, Simcoe, Nelson Sauvin, and Centennial. A really nice mixture. A nice backbone of caramel malt Bottom line on the taste is that itís one of the best sessionable tasting beers Iíve ever had. I noticed more of a ESB kind of taste then I did in the aroma. Still Iíd say this is Red Ale. A really nice drop hopped taste up front. Citrus and grapefruit. But the dry hopped part of the beer just hit the spot for me. Mixed in their is the caramel malt a nice sweetness. The beer ends with a slight bitterness. Itís a very hoppy and clean taste. The mouthfeel on this one is very slick and maybe a little watery. Light bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughsprock (1) - Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2012 does not count
Rich color and aroma. A very flavorful beer, good malt base with an unexpected amount of hops.

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