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

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RATINGS: 1156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   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: Marris Otter, Crystal Malt Hops: Simcoe, Chinook, Nelson Sauvin, Centennial Twist: Loads of late hops and bucket-loads of dry hops


mateu's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mateu (4) - gentbrugge, - FEB 7, 2013
Amber to coper coloured ale. Sweet / bitter with lots of caramel, malt and some hops in the taste. You describe it as a malty amber ale, because of the caramel and bread tast. It’s medium bodied, with a dry ending (use of pale ale malt?). The hops aren’t dominating but are present. Nice bitterness but in the end a little too astringent in my opinion. I bought it in Belgium maybe if you can drink it fresh, the hops will cause more balance and the bitterness will be less astringent.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jan23778 (71) - SPAIN - APR 20, 2014
Nice clear red colour that has a nice white foam but disappears fairly quickly. Aromas of loads of hops, fruity and slightly tropical. Pineapple jumps out from the aromas and other tropical fruits follow. Smooth taste, just a hint of bitterness followed by some fruit sweetness then a little malt sweetness. Lovely

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (13) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
On the nose I get the floral notes of the hops, some pine as well. Palate, has the feel of a typical amber, pretty smooth, some caramel malt but more hoppy than most reds. Overall, a great example of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
greenmanalishi (448) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Floral aroma and complex hop character with grapefruit and grassy notes. Medium carbonation and citrus bite.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (363) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 17, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 16.08.2014. Pours slightly hazy red copper with off white head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is fruity, acidic, malt, slight diacetyl.Taste is sour, fruits, berries, grapefruit bitterness, but also some diacetyl. Overall: ok, but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maarten1993 (199) - - APR 17, 2014
Drank with Rik 17/4/2014. Brown amber color. Smells really nice, hoppy. Taste also begins this way but finishes watery, it lacks depth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (415) - AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle from BrewDog online store. Dark ruby-copper, small white head, crystal malts, caramel, complex floral, fruity, citrusy hops, well balanced, medium body, dry but sweet finish. Really nice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lachneger (238) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
Amber rood/ bruin kleurig bier met een crème kleurige schuimkraag. Geur citrus en caramel. Smaak droog , mix van citrus caramel ,drop en tomaat .

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
EdwinLitzau (239) - NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2014
Bruine kleur (amber?), troebel, amper schuim , ruikt naar wijn, metalig en hoppig. Smaak bevalt me niet. Niet zoet, niet fris, weinig bitter. Niet mijn ding.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pugno (53) - Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 11, 2014
Red amber color, not 100% clear. Poor white head, no co2 at the sight. The aroma is citrus, hoppy and astringent. Body is watery, light. Bitter taste, surprisingly refreshing and clean aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neur0 (817) - GERMANY - APR 11, 2014
(Flasche) Es hazt ein kupferne Farbe, ist klar filtriert mit winzigen floaties und mit einer fast weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist sehr fruchtig, hopfig, Mandarine, Nektar und etwas Quitte. Der Geschmack ist schlank, recht bitter, etwas wie Herbstlaub riecht und retronasal fruchtig.


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