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

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RATINGS: 1405   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


hens' rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hens (544) - Tallinn, Estonia, - MAR 25, 2013
0,33L bottle.Rich fruity, vegetables, herbs aroma. Soft start. Wierd turnip flavor jumping for few seconds. Like living beer. Very weird. Finish is bt skunky and very enjoyable bitter. Very nice brewing.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
indrekr (3) - ESTONIA - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
Surprisingly good taste. One of the best red ales i have tasted so far for sure.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TedE (119) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2015
330ml into glass. Lemon/grapefruit nose. Hazy red ale with thin scummy head. Light easy drinking, short hop then malt finish. Every mouthful is preceded by a nose full of citric fruit. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3628) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2015
(bottle - 330 ml) Copper pour with a fluffy tan head. Light malts and a nice hop aroma. Flavor is a good strong hop presence with a smooth and lightly sweet malt backbone. Smooth and easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (435) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: clear amber, white head. Aroma: fruits, nuts, spice, mild honey tones. Palate: Medium body, average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kleurplaatje (56) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
Pours clear amber with a nice, thick, stable off-white head. Beautiful looks. Aroma is floral hoppy with some sugars, caramel and yellow fruits. Something woody as well. Can’t get my fingers behind it. Yet, quite a good nose. Taste is mildly bitter with a nice sweet and hoppy kick. Clear note of the fruits, the sugars, some hidden roastiness as well. Finish is predominantly bitter and dry. Yet there is some sweetnees that overarches pretty well, giving it a nice, refreshing end. Medium bodied and on the thinner side of the palate, Could have been a bit thicker and fuller, yet for the quencher that this brew tends to be, it works out really well. Good brew. Well-balanced, easy to drink quencher for the warmer days.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (992) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2015
BB 30/06/15. Poured a hazy coppery red colour with a one-finger light beige foamy head that retained OK and laced poorly. Carbonation high with fine to medium bubbles. Aroma really nice fruits and hops - fresh citrus and hint of pine. Taste of slight sweetness and slight bitterness; unfortunately the nice full aroma does not transfer to the taste. Light body with a thin mouthfeel; not watery. Smooth finish. OK.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pedrens (18) - SPAIN - JAN 16, 2015
Really nice with beef burger and bourbon sauce....brewdog rules...nice amber ale for sure

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vilho1 (2) - FINLAND - JAN 16, 2015 does not count
Aroma: honey, raisins, flowers Appearance: brownish red, bit cloudy Taste: really balanced, alcohol, malts Palate: quick

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiveacestx (666) - Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle - cloudy rust red with a small head. Dry earthy hop taste with hints of syrup. malts and maybe even some honey. Easy drinkin. Has an aftertaste of tea.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PietS (34) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2015
Combines the red ale taste with the dry hoppy and citrus flavour of IPA. Easy to drink, but not an average beer.


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