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

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RATINGS: 1468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   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 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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (517) - - AUG 9, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2014 Limpido color ambra scura con un cappello spesso e persistente di soffice schiuma beige. Al naso sentori di toffee, frutta fresca e pan pepato; gusto amarognolo con note fruttate e debolmente speziate più dolci, finale luppolato. Birra leggera nel corpo e nella struttura, un po’ acquosa ma non scipita, setosa e beverina. Invecchiando emerge un po’ di più il lato speziato.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corkyrory66 (820) - BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
Amber ale, présentée par son brasseur comme une « hoppy red ale », d’un niveau abv de 5 % . 5 malts et 6 houblons dans la composition !!! Couleur entre roux tendre et ambre moyen, avec un tout léger voile. Bulles fines en colonne unique qui serpente. Mousse beige claire, qui nappe à 1 mm, avec plus de bulles que de savon, pardon texture. Arômes de cassonade, sirop de Liège, miel de tournesol, poires cuites. 1ère bouche au curieux mélange de bonbon à l’anis et cassonade gamin. Arrière-bouche sans aucun relief mémorable. 2ème comme une pale ale avec des copeaux de bois. Arrière-bouche bizarre et très courte. 3ème sur malt grillé, houblon de 1er niveau ( tout un paradoxe quand on voit la liste !!), quelques épices (qui viennent probablement des mêmes houblons ...). Manque d’harmonie. Arrière-bouche irrégulière, sans complexité (encore un fameux paradoxe). Longueur mieux que les 1ères bouches, plus intégrée, plus équilibrée. Jambes peu marquées. Levure douce, mais assez faible. Alcool correct pour le style, bien progressif. Finale qui descend à nouveau, sans aucunement nous surprendre... CONCLUSION : une telle débauche d’ingrédients pour un résultat aussi moyen …. Il y a vraiment des bières « paradox...ales » : celle-ci en est une … Heureusement, le brasseur en a d’autres qui nous plaisent !!!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (638) - Louisiana, USA - APR 28, 2015
Appearance: pours with a medium beige head, the beer is a very hazy bronze color that isn't transparent Aroma: strong caramel malt, spicy rye perhaps hard to pick up much else Taste: lightly toasted caramel malt sweetness with that gentle Scottish taste to it, has a very slight bitterness on the finish, very faint grain Palate: has a light mouthfeel, minimal caramel and bitter aftertaste, lively carbonation Overall: not a bad beer, has that Scottish feel to it throughout, sessionable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jananise (72) - - APR 27, 2015
Tried in bottle. Colour is slightly hazy red amber. Aroma is red fruit, caramel and citrus. Taste is caramel and citrus, well balanced hops and malts. Slight bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meireteixeira (85) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 26, 2015
Cor rubi, brilhante. Espuma boa, persistente e encantadora pelas rendas formadas no copo. Aroma de grãos e caramelo. No paladar forte herbal do lúpulo e retrogosto marcante e amargo. Única e espetacular!!!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
likeatrainwreck (77) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Deep red with white head... malty, fruity, dry... Nice red ale, but maybe lacking a bit of body. Decent enough though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alexi91 (129) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Tumbler. Supplier: Redland Stores (Bristol). Mild fruitiness.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
20107589 (425) - randers, DENMARK - APR 24, 2015
Light roasted aroma, coffee. Appear red/Brown. With a small White head. Taste medium / light bitter. Soft carbonation lightbodied but creamy

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiedrzensky (184) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Ruby clear with small white head. Aroma of red fruits, citrusy, caramel. Taste is medium bitter with some sour notes, all good, citrusy, fruity, fresh. Light bitter finish. Nice and fresh red ale.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gustavofnd (110) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APR 20, 2015
Excelente red Ale. Tem um aroma excelente por parecer ter mais lupulo. É como se fosse uma Ipa red ale. Vale muito tomar novamente ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (890) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 19, 2015
Pour a clear shinny copper/ red color with an offwhite head. Aroma is caramels and some citrus. Same clean caramel and citrus on the flavor. Medium to light palate, ok and balanced but rather unidimensional.


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