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

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RATINGS: 1476   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MMiddel (42) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2012
looks very nice, with an amber body and small white head. smell is US hops, loads of fruit and grapefruit. aftertaste is long and grapefruity. body is dry and very easygoing. Love it!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2600) - SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2012
First one out of four in a sampler pack. Good start it was. Pours amber with fairly small off-white head. Aroma is very hoppy, with grape, citrus and tropical fruit notes. Very enjoyable. Some malt and caramel in there as well to balance it. Taste is not as hoppy as I would have expected from the smell, but still clearly present from the start. The malt is more present here, with a very sweet and bready side to it. Fairly long but not overly powerful bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium, somewhat creamy, with low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fungrim (60) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber with a huge, foamy head. Lovely look! Smells like grapefruit heaven mixed with malts. Sweet and bitter. Quite simple a lovely red ale with a fresh hoppy edge.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1220) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2012
a tasty brew that feels stonger than it’s 5%, pours a deep red, very fruity with a lingering fruity aftertaste, very enjoyable and easily drinkable

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stefannilssons (1519) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2012
Om jag får välja en sak att lukta på innan jag dör så hade jag valt en flaska 5 a.m. Saint från Brewdog. Den är helt enkelt ljuvlig. Smaken är något försiktigt men fruktig och frisk med en passande beska. Kroppen är också den lite försiktig men ändå väl anpassad till ölen. Slutsats: ölen är bra och god men man hade nästan lika gärna bara kunnit sitta och dofta på den.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Appearance: deep clear ruby reds, garnets, and glints of polished mahogany. Pours with a sparkle, settling under an off-white head which fades with bubbles. A solid layer persists atop a slow stream of lazy bubbles.
Nose: dried peaches and apricots. Melba crunch. White and pink grapefruit. Lemon peel and lemon zest. Orange peel and orange zest. Lime. Crunchy caramelization.
Palate: bitter up front with lots of zippy rind, peel, and zest of lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit – ohmy! Sweetness underneath is crunchy caramelized apple skin and melba toast goodness. Vegetable bitterness atop the middle of my tongue, then it’s gone. White and pink grapefruit in the finish – fresh and unsweetened with tingly acidity. Parching and thirst inducing at the same time. Lemon and lime zest.
Final Thoughts: yes! A session beer with…wait for it…flavor! They really can and do go together. I promise. The 5 A.M. Saint from BrewDog out of Aberdeenshire, Scotland comes in handy 6packs, perfect for one’s session needs, whether they be at 5 A.M. or later….or earlier. Whatever is your pleasure. I know what mine is and yes, I will have another.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GnarlyGnome (756) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle: pours a nice coppery amber with a healthy head. Aromas of flowery citrus. It has the flavors of a wonderful citrusy bitterness that is smacked in the face by a sweetness that balances it out well. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon (470) - - FEB 28, 2012
Fully hoppy aroma. Very flower with a nice bitterness. This beer has a very full body, I would have expected it more water considering the alcohol content, but this beer does not disappoint.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neckbracesub (31) - Anderson, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2012
I had this in a bottle, but something tells me I need to one day seek it out on tap. As far as amber ales go, I would put this up against some of the best and more complex of its kind. Easy to drink or down quickly, the 5 A.M. Saint has plenty of kick for being such a toned-down-in-potency ale. BrewDog is most famous for its high volume, rare beers, but out of the few that you can find regularly (if you have a decent liquor store nearby) this is one to try out. Not a bad choice for accessibility if you are having a gathering.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenclansman (887) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - FEB 19, 2012
On draft. Nice amber color with a good foam that quickly fades away. Amazing hoppy aromas. Taste is smooth and easy going. Perfect body balance. Nice beer to have on tap. .


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