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


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RATINGS: 1329   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 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: Marris Otter, Crystal Malt Hops: Simcoe, Chinook, Nelson Sauvin, Centennial Twist: Loads of late hops and bucket-loads of dry hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5006) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Bottle, batch 258, best before 17-09-11. Sweet crystal malt nose with punchy orange citrus and a caramel backbone. Very hop-heavy for an amber! Even getting some light melon. Pours an ugly cloudy brown with a pretty, rocky, pillowy tan head. Dryish taste, a little scratchy with healthy bitterness. Earth and light toffee, dark caramel that doesnít contribute much sweetness, and rasping paper and woody, earthy nettles from the hops. Definitely has a very organic feel going on, which is groovy but a bit depressing without any bright zings to perk up the top end. Medium body. Goodish? But really didnít do it for me, and donít think I want to buy or drink another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5635) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2011
Draught at BA V:a Hamngatan Deep amber with a large, tan head. Some vereal a a lot of butterscotch in the aroma. Pretty sweet in flavour with perfume-ish notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mad_Ferret (657) - SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2012 Bottle. Clear deep redish amber with a big creme coloured rocky porous head that leaves lots of patterned lacing. Huge hoppy resiny aroma. Except from that there is grapefruit and mango, but its a main hoppy aroma that is dry and resiny. Taste is very resiny hoppy and dry with dry caramel in the back ground. Medium to a bit thin in body with mushy soft tickeling carbonation. A quite one dimensional beer for the ones who like dry resiny hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 2, 2011
cerveza de color ambar ,con fuertes aromas a frutas y uva,interesante,pero no siempre esta en su punto!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
This is kind of a rough review since I drank out of the bottle while camping. Nevertheless, certain traits of this brew were discernible. Nice citrusy hop aroma with a little roastyness. Taste matches that. Clean, medium bodied, nice mouthfeel. A little yeastiness. Canít wait to try more BrewDog!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
[Bottle] Lightly hazed reddish amber hue, decent head formation. Caramel and mild toffee malt nose, plenty of citrussy grapefruit. Smooth sweet chocolate and caramel malts at first, before a strong grapefruit bitterness kicks in. Not overpowering rather well balanced between the malt and the hops. First brewdog Iíve tried and distinctively American for a Scottish brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2453) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
330 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits (Halifax). Pours a slightly hazy amber with good-sized off-white head. Lovely aroma of citric hops and fruity, toffee-ish malts. Flavour has a nice grapefruity hop presence but with a strong malt backbone and good body. Almost creamy mouthfeel. A lovely amber ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zexpe (40) - SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2011
Totally typical red ale from Scotland, being in a bottle itís a bit fizzier than a cask ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bp (802) - Queens, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Bottle: pours a cloudy, dark amber with a big frothy head, aroma is very hoppy, taste is hoppy, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
txspartan (968) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2011
Very sweet, almost burnt caramel scent. Nothing like that in its bitter flavour. Bit odd.

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