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


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RATINGS: 1711   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

omega's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omega (898) - - JAN 31, 2013
Smells better than it tastes. Hops to the fore on the nose, but rather subdued and subtle on the palate. Nice cloudy amber colour and decideably quaffable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CeskyPepa (20) - Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 22, 2016
caramel, bread, cereal, toast, floral, citrus, amber, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turtles (2065) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2016
Keg @ BrewDog, Södermalm. Hazy amber, small tanned head, some lacing. Caramel and toffee aroma, toasted malt, nutty and leafy. Medium carbonated, smooth mouthfeel. Caramel taste, fudge, biscuits, grassy and leafy hops. Mild bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
matzou (14) - SPAIN - OCT 21, 2016
Copper body with a small head fading quickly, smell of caramel/toast. On the tongue the only sensation is a slight touch of acid when I was expecting biterness. Not tasting anything particular, pretty blend... Not sure if it’s my palate or the beer too old, but as a brewdog beer I didnt had a slight feeling of the hops. #ilostmytaste? #totryagain

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoddamnNoise (64) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - OCT 17, 2016
33cl. Bottle @ Home. - Aroma: very good aroma of tropical fruits, mango, grapefruit, passion fruit. A weird aroma i can’t identify is present when the beer gets warmer or swirled and it’s not very pleasant, maybe barnyard aroma. - Appearance: very pretty dark amber-copper color with average head thickness. Beige head with above average retention and a bit of Brussels’ lacing. A bit of hazyness. - Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, no sourness. Flavors of tropical fruits, mango, grapefruit, hints of honey, citrus. - Palate: low-to-medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, long bitter-sweet finish of tropical fruits, mango, grapefruit, and hints of honey, very pleasant. - Overall: the weird aromas that showed up when warmed and swirled are not very pleasant. Nice appearance and quite good flavor. Very refreshing. Good long finish of tropical fruits, grapefruit, hints of honey and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wixie (406) - BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2016
Hazy red/ochre liquid, average head. Strong, fruity aroma of hops. Light body, little bit carbonation. Taste is bitter and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankZappa7 (467) - GERMANY - OCT 16, 2016
07-08-2016-0,33 L Flasche Rötlich-braun, beiger Schaum. Aroma: Mango, Ananas, Papaya. Geschmack: Malzig, Zitrone, tropischer Früchtekorb. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heidbummer (266) - SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2016
Pint at BD Clerkenwell. Pours deep auburn, clear, dense off white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, biscuits. Good balance of sweetness and bitterness. Malt, toffee, a little chat on the taste. The beer that got me into Brewdog more than Punk tbh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IOzh (132) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - OCT 2, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours copper color with small off-white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, biscuit, citrus, fruits. Medium body with average carbonation. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter with dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BKHansen (77) - Praestø, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
33 cl. flaske, God bitterhed, rødlig farve, medium skum. Tropiske frugter, sødlig og let maltet en rigtig god øl

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBHansen (738) - Køge, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle @ home w parents. Appearance: pours clear red with good soapy off-white head and lacing. aroma/taste: light barley, light caramel and grapefruit. palette: medium to strong us hoppy aroma, average carbonation, medium body, medium sweetness, dominated by a medium to distinct bitterness, average duration and a watery texture. Overall: nice and refreshing hoppy red/amber ale

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