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

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RATINGS: 1428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   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: 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (5312) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle from Beer planet web shop.Amber color with huge beige head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Taste, mango, grapefruit, pine, floral hops. Dry floral hoppy finish. Very good beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - JAN 12, 2012
Served in a half pint glass. Crystal clear, brown with red golden glints. First aromas are cedrat and litchi that remind me Cascade hop-like flavours. Unfortunately the bitter and fizzy unbalanced mouth as well as after taste of rubber and malt disappoint. This amber ale would be too boring as an aperitive but could be drunk with a meal.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1913) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 10, 2012
Bottle. Amber red with white head. Hoppy nose. Malt flavour with over riding hops. Nelson. the ’amber ale’ tag seems almost unfair with the depth of hop flavour. A great utility beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dzimm27 (136) - - JAN 8, 2012
Very hoppy, floral aroma with notes of muscat. Golden brown color with small amount of head. Taste is sharp, quick and hoppy with a dry finish. Not overly complex but still quite tasty. Tastewise seems to fall almost into an IPA category, for which is it is average.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rozsoma (522) - HUNGARY - JAN 1, 2012
Frissítő, gyümölcsös aroma. Száraz komlós keserűség. Mindkettő elfért ebben e csodálatos nedűben.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogbomb (996) - ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
330 ml bottle. Deep red/amber with a yellowish/cream head. Heavy on the hops - grapefruit strikes through, as do lemons and tangerines. Bitter on the tongue, but it opens out some nice roasty sweetness. Settles down into a nice length bitter and mid-dry finish. Delicious!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
A - caramel and citrus A - dark amber with thin frothy head T - sweet with roasted finish P - mid to full and soft O - great

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2363) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 30, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2012 Bottle. Pours with a small airy head. Darker amber colour. Striking aroma of hops, also some citrus fruits, notes of wood, roasted. Medium to heavy bitter, light sweet taste. Hops is dominating. Lingering, but pleasant bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WASW (50) - - DEC 29, 2011
Nice mahogany red colour. Quite a tart aroma but nothing to rave on about. Little initial taste - masked by "pricklyness" of the beer, but settles into a hoppy toffee finish. Pleasant, but I’ve had better.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2379) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle from Morrisons. Pours dark amber, almost brown with creamy and frothy beige head. Darker than I remember actually. Aroma is quite hoppy, bit pine, but cat pee, and a bit of fruitiness too, some orange, and lemon. Little bit of stink too. Taste is initially bitter, but this fades into sweet toffee maltiness with just a hint of bitterness. Bit of a prickle in the mouth. Pleased to drink and enjoy the bottled version again, as previous to this I have had it on keg in a couple of pubs and been disappointed. Presume that the Brewdog bar won’t have this problem.


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