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

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RATINGS: 1283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AHTOH (101) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Aroma: Grassy-ish pine, grapefruit, tropical fruit.

Taste: Grassy pine, grapefruit.

Mouth feel: Sessionable, crisp, high quaffable.

Overall: Plethora of hop aroma and taste without the bitterness. Amazing.

This and Ruth by Hair of the Dog are some of the finer session ales I’ve tasted to date.

Interesting that nelson sauvin hops are used - with after-the-fact knowledge of this, can discern faint goose berry aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lord_totenkopf (310) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 18, 2011
Red-amber colour with medium tan head. Aroma of fresh hops, flowers, herbs, citruses and some blackurrant. Very mature but still refreshing. Rusty bitterness and smoothe fruit notes in the taste. A great beer experience!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1102) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2011
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, that’s a nice touch! Then the finish comes, and it is of course aggressively BrewDog bitter™. A subtle sweet malty caramel flavour is followed and partially mixed with a firm grapefruit flavour. Medium body, soft carbonation, quite dry feel. It’s a bit like a more complex, more interesting, beefed-up version of the BrewDog Trashy Blonde. Another good one from the f-ing doctors! [33 cl bottle, batch 378, from SuperBrugsen, Brønshøj Torv, Copenhagen]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlf278 (287) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Interesting beer, comes across like an IPA up front but without the bitter finish. Has almost no aftertaste. Interesting, but not amazing. Looks great, nice body and decent woodsy pine aroma.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (3979) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2011
I love their style, i love their beers and this is another great one. Very nice colour, hop in the smell and in the taste. Nice mouthfeel and good body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3481) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Sampled at Texas Beerfest. Pours a cloudy amber with a thick creamy beige head that lasts awhile leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is strong floral and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter hop and light malt with a nice lingering dry finish. A very good amber from Brewdog.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - JUN 12, 2011
Tastes lightly malty and sweet with a good bit of red fruit hops, bitter and slightly spicy. Thin body and good carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LeopoldT (90) - Lazarevac, SERBIA - JUN 12, 2011
Amber colour with thin lasting head. Aroma of mayoranus and some fruity scent. Sweet fruity start with bitter finish. Medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1351) - Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Bottle; pour is naturally, golden amber, with a nice fluffy beige head that does retain well. This one does indeed have bucketloads of dry hops present on the nose, as well as the tongue ; the hops are piney and slightly astringent - the malts are slightly sweet, but give way to the bitterness of the hop profile. The body is on the light side, and that is quite alright. This is a decent drinker for me, at least.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2488) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle. Sweet plum aroma. Malty caramel with a strong bitter hop finish. Palate is long and lingering bitter. Lively carbonation


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