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

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RATINGS: 1639   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
Thankfully this was poured by the barman and ordered by someone else - no chance of having to read the usual infantile twaddle on the bottle; reddish brown in appearance with quite a thick head; hops massively to the fore in both aroma and flavour - pine/floral/grapefruit, the usual kind of thing that they do so well; unlike some other Brewdog beers (DPC, Libertine) this had a decent malt backbone and was much more balanced as a result; a bitter finish, quite dry; good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (1036) - Århus, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2013 0.33 bottle. Seriously amber colored, delicately hazy with an off-white head going into brown. Extremely hop aroma, some citrus... grapefruit for my money, as well as grass and a bit of spruce. Hop taste, medium sweet, medium bitter, medium sour, nicely and equally distributed. Medium body, slick texture and soft carbonation make it easy to enjoy the mouthfeel. Finish also presents a uniformity of flavors. All in all the beer is really balanced, surprises with its consistency and refinement.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blade86 (1157) - Wroc³aw, POLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Aroma: fruits, little grassy, maybe spruce, some malty notes; Appearance: dark amber, clear, big falling to minimal off-white head; Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, a little bit sour notes; Palate: medium body, little creamy feel, average carbonation, quite long slightly bitter finish; Overall: great beer, fantastic aroma and drinkability

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1898) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 29, 2012
reddish colour, moderate head; the aroma and taste is dominated by hops with citrus (mainly grapefruit) - apart from its colour, this beer is more like an IPA than anything else...at least for me

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3779) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2012
11.2 oz bottle (batch 023), Dated best by 22 Jan. 2013. Beer is hazy, orange-brown with a moderate head that soon reduces to a durable ring. VERY hoppy aroma for style; more like an IPA .. seriously! The hops remain in the flavor but in a very subdued and mild form. It seems like I’m drinking a different beer than the one I am smelling. Nice. Beer is medium bodied and has appropriate medium carbonation, lending a crisp feel.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thormodsrud (3) - NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012 does not count
Nice red ale. Good bitter aftertaste. Could have had more depth. Keeps a nice head throughout. Clear with a bit of haze. Fruity aroma. Hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OllieBBommel (1393) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle@home, 330ml. Head: off-white. Colour: hazy at first, turning into clear amber. Aroma: hops, malt. Taste: hops, bitter. Palate: mild, dry, medium bitter finish. Overall: very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cagou007 (819) - FRANCE - DEC 15, 2012
Nice amber color with a thin tan head. Hoppy nose. Aromas are hops, malts, fruits and caramel. Rather short finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2012
On tap at Underbar. Cloudy brown with a hint of red. Rhick offwhite head. Perfumed hoppy aroma with a sweet flowery taste. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2891) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2012
[on tap at BrewDog pub in Edinburgh] Hoppy, cat piss aroma. Clear amber appearance. Excellent nutty malt flavour balanced by a blast of US and Australian/New Zealand hops. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, nutty finish.


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