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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


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheRealMGD (552) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Btl from Bottleworks. Clear, red-orange pour with a short beige head with good retention and leaving moderate lace. Nose has an early whiff of Simcoe and fruit, but then is mostly pine and roasty malts. Medium-light body with moderate-plus carbonation. Mouth is crisp and full, but not plush. Toast, pine and walnuts; light citrus and caramel. Finish is medium and slightly softer - presumably getting you ready for another swallow. Very sessionable and one I’ll come back to again if I can find it. I’m impressed that it’s so good this far from Scotland.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanillaringer (22) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 30, 2016
Pleasing aroma of peaches. Fairly hoppy. Good but too malty. A bit disappointing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AntonyWilson (60) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 19, 2016
330ml bottle: Pours a cloudy deep copper with no real head to note. Caramel, toasty and fruity on the nose. Medium bitterness, low carbonation, medium body that finished reasonably sweet. Slight honey on the taste with a good malt backbone. A decent red ale.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lukka (3) - - APR 17, 2016 does not count
Very nice, light beer with hint of red fruits. Not too bitter, not too sweet - just perfect for me.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerNinjaUK (134) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
330ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours orange-reddy brown, clear with pale orange head. Aroma amazingly complex with pine, resin, apple, tropical fruits, iron, caramel and spices. Hops and malts both distinctive and strong. Overall a very tasty but well balanced beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (385) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 15, 2016
Pours clear red with medium golden head. Aroma is fruity, apple, some caramel, brass oxide, sweet notes, floral, tropical fruits, citrus. Taste is also very fruity, tropical fruits and citrus, light caramel, bitterness, metal. Very nice beer!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Michael27 (157) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 15, 2016
Aus der Flasche vom Händler des Vertrauens. Das versprochene Bitter sweet Chaos stellte sich genau auch in dieser Reihenfolge ein. Interessant damit in der Machart und Wirkung, aber kein "Top-10"-Bier.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (331) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
330ml bottle. Clear dark amber colour with a small beige head. Aroma is malty, spicy hops, pine, citrus. Taste is malty, caramel, fruity spicy hops, pine. Bittersweet but more on the bitter side, especially in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OrangeWindies (2) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016 does not count
Draft at Brew Dog Södermalm, Stockholm. A bit on the soapy side for my taste, could do with more malt and less intrusive hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kto (657) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 31, 2016
pours an almost clear amber with a steady off-white head and a nice lacing. aroma of tropical fruity hops. flavour of spruce, caraway, tangerine. dry and medium bitter. nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaKeAFC (832) - ITALY - MAR 31, 2016
33 cl bottle. Red color, slighly hazed, thin but compact offwhite head, persistent, smell of american hops. Aroma is fruity, hoppy, resin, light soapy with burnt malts and wood, hints of ginger and roots maybe. Taste quite bitter. Light body, well carbonated, dry finish. Feels raw.


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