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

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RATINGS: 1308   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeyMalts (64) - Davis, California, USA - JUL 7, 2011
12oz. bottle from distributor rep, poured into tulip glass. Pours yellow straw in color with a white somewhat bubbly head. Sits in glass a hazy light brown/tan color. Aroma: Big floral hops, citrus, lightly toasted. Taste: Lightly sweet at first for a short time, soon to be balanced by the hops, then finishes quite bitter. Cereal, oats, lemon, and grapefruit. Palate: Big carbonation mouth feel but smooth, heavy bitter aftertaste on finish. A pretty good amber...I would suggest it for those looking for one, but not really for me...a bit too hoppy for my taste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seritomi (297) - HUNGARY - JUL 6, 2011
Gyönyörű bronzvörös szín, szép kapucsinóbarna hab. Zeller + bodza egy kis citrussal. Íze szénsavas, kissé édeskés de erősen citrusos amerikai komlós, laza. Van itt még egy kis hamus/fémes felhang is. Fasza sör. Bármikor.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2011
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Dark orange colour with an off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is floral, herbal and summer fruits with a touch of caramel. The tast follows the aroma - lots of sweet, caramel malt nicely balanced by the hoppiness. Light palate and a long, fruity, bitter finish. A winner.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2011
Another great amber ale. Had the pleasure of tasting an incredibly fresh bottle from mogwai’s fridge. A clear amber coloured beer with a nice white foam. Aromas of mango, blackcurrant, bramble and flowers. Simcoe and Nelson Sauvin is really noticeable in the nose. The taste is dry and quite floral. Hops and grass is noticeable with a nice hoppy background. A really crisp and delicious beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2011
Delicious refreshing beer. Strong malt backbone, fruity tropical hops. Well carbonated. Citrusy like a beery 5alive

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (1663) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2011
Hazy russet colour, mocha caramel head and a slap in the face of full, grassy aromas, caramel, in your face hops and ginger tart. This is sensational in that it’s a sensation, fantastic in that it is in the realm of fantasy, awesome in that its smell leaves me in awe. This is one of the best smelling beers I have ever had. I was expecting it to be creamy and sweet and then a riot of hops. Instead it was fresh, light and then a cool flow of hoppy grassy bitterness that swills around the mouth and lingers on the palate. While it does the malt character makes itself known with a polite cough. What I like about this beer is that it promises one thing, delivers another, but it delivers. It’s a beer that makes you thin about what you’re drinking. A beer that I’ll be recommending in spadefuls.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10241) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2011
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unlcear. Dense beige head. Aroma of caramel, sweetness, grass, flowers. Flavour is grassy and piney. Has caramel, grape and herbs. Medium to full bodied. Sweetish caramelly bitter in the end. Very nice and for 13 kr. quite a bargain.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suliman (28) - USA - JUL 2, 2011
From a bottle I brought back from pre-ZBF in 2010. Pours amber with an off-white head with lots of lacing. Smells of caramel and some fruity hops. Slightly bitter taste with a crisp finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8395) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2011
Quite ok dark amber color. Smells a little like an IPA, fruity and a little bitter. Firm body for a beer only 5 ABV. Taste pretty good as well. Nice one!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
grapefruitmoon (22) - SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2011
My all time favourite beer, I love it. The aroma is stunning, just a gorgeous hoppy Amber ale, packed with flavour. Can’t fault it!


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