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


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RATINGS: 1577   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

agent_persik's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (595) - Tallinn, - JAN 4, 2013
Red amber color, small beige head . Strong fruity aroma of citrus and lychee, some pine. Bitter and dry taste with malty caramel and grapefruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippoman (403) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
330ml Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a very thin, bubbly, light tan head. The aroma is largely dry with pine, orange and mango tones. The flavour has loads of piney hop, a little resin and a candied, sugary-sweetness to the finish. Okay but a little disappointing from BrewDog.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobBestwick (705) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle. Interesting citrus and caramel aroma. Pours dark red in colour with a frothy off-white head and good carbonation. Well hopped with lemon citrus flavours together with some biscuit and toffee notes. Well balanced. Medium bodied with some sweetness in the finish. Excellent red ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wolffish (395) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
Plutôt mince et presque sans mousse... La couleur est superbe mais le reste est moyen selon mes goûts. Je goûte du caramel et des prunes. L’amalgame des divers houblons est vraiment très bien fait.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pours a very dark ruby red/copper color with mahogany edges and a one finger, pillowy off-white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with streaks if soapy lacing left behind. Earthy, resinous hop aroma with subtle vinous fruit and a strong dark malt presence. Floral with grassy pine needle and spruce tip followed by prominent caramel malt, toffee, biscuit and subtle dark fruit. Medium body with dry, earthy hop bitterness up front that lingers over the sweet malt backbone into a dry finish. Aggressively hopped with spicy pine needle, soil-y grass and sticky, resinous oils followed by a very strong malt backbone. Slightly toasty with lots of caramel sweetness, toffee, hazelnut and cocoa. Complex and well balanced with lots of flavor. It’s kind of heavy so I don’t think I could drink many of them in one sitting but they managed to pack a lot of flavor into a 5% "session" beer. I’ll most likely be picking up more single bottles of this again, especially in the colder winter months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MBlessing (369) - Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2015
Trüb braune Farbe schöner Schaum, Geruch fruchtig mit trockenfrüchten, kräftiger Geschmack würzig fruchtig mit ordentlich herbem Abgang

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rhombic (60) - SPAIN - NOV 15, 2015
Unfortunately, my experience with this beer has not been the same as that of most people. Red amber, pale tan head. Very pungent aroma, with fennel, algae, resin and slightly ammonia-like... not especially appetising. The flavours are just a continuation of this although in a more balanced way, with hops coming in too, but the pungent lye-like background was not expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (2126) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle. This is the best red ale I have ever had hands down. The rich malts and subtle hopping are incredible.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewtalita (86) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 12, 2015
Dark amber with reddish hue. Small tan head which quickly disappear. Aroma is highlight of this beer therefore the high rating. Other than that a bit of one trick pony. Heavy floral notes with grapes, gooseberries, finishing with pine resin and earthy spicyness. Palate watery, carbonation medium. taste of grapefruit and pine resin, finishing with very subtle caramel body and bergamot. No disappointment with this one and my favourite from the common brewdogs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
josanguapo (508) - SPAIN - NOV 12, 2015
At Sal Gorda. With chaps. My favourite Brewdog brew so far. Tasty and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (734) - Valby, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2015
Rødbrun og ufiltreret skotsk Amber Ale med mindre offwhite skumtop på 1-2 cm, som svinder til kant og overflade. Skøn aroma af appelsin, humlenuancer af citrus og harpiks samt maltnuancer af korn. Bitter domineret smag, og første indtryk er en ganske tynd konsistens. Men øllet vokser med opgaven og opleves fyldigere. Balanceret med mindre sødme, men slet ikke toneangivende. Kroppen er let, og karboneringen på et middel niveau. Tynd til olieret konsistens. Ganske tør og bitter afslutning. Let drikkelig Ale i den bitre ende af smagsspectret. Dejlig meget smag sammenholdt med indholdet af ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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