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

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RATINGS: 1341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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


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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thormodsrud (3) - - DEC 27, 2012
Nice red ale. Good bitter aftertaste. Could have had more depth. Keeps a nice head throughout. Clear with a bit of haze. Fruity aroma. Hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marcius (219) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Appearance: amber color and nice beige head. Aroma of herbal hops and a bit of roasted malt. On the palate, it is bitter and has a dry finish. An excellent Amber Ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (403) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Good Reds are hard to come by, ones that stack up in flavour with their more sought after brethren, the Pales and IPAs. Thank God for the 5A.M. Saint. Tis beer does it all right; the appearance is a rusty orangey red with a lacing off white head. Notes of caramel, honey, butterscotch, leather and some mild barnyard dance with fresh smelling resin and herbal hops. The resulting taste is a blend of all those smells held together with a pleasing mid body and a fine bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gbgbrouge (72) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
Poured from bottle, reddish amber with medium creamy head. Aroma strong with notes of citrus and bread. Taste is bitter but well balanced and backed up with a nice malt body. Notes of citrus, bread, fruit. Nice lingering bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopmaestro (110) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
With its fruity, hoppy aroma and a taste from dry red fruits, caramels, and a slight nutty finish; this one emerges as an amber I could actually drink.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
plaugher (191) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
12oz bottle marked down at Bishop’s Cellar. Pours a transparent reddish amber with a thin beige head. Vibrant nose with caramel, toffee malts, a bit of hoppiness (touch of grapefruit?). Rich malty flavour with a rising bitterness at the finish. Kinda sticky on the palate. Wish it lived up to its aroma, but still very pleasant.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackfrost9p (291) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Not my favorite at all. Way too sweet in my opinion. I could barely drink it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Setroc (8) - SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2014 does not count
Pours a dark amber with cream head. Lovely big grapefruit and caramel aroma with floral elements. The flavour is sweet and hoppy, reinforcing the caramel and grapefruit aromas, with some grassy notes and a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
loco_gallego (104) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Brune rouge, assez translucide. Petite mousse beige claire disparaissant assez rapidement. Aromatique très portée sur l’houblonnage fruité agrumes et légèrement résineux. Pour le maltage plutôt sur le toastage un peu caramel. En bouche similaire avec peu de côté sucré, une forte sensation d’houblonnage fruité-agrumes mais avec une petite amertume - dry hop. Longueur en bouche ... petite amertume de l’houblon, toastage léger et sécheresse. Bonne fin de bouche. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen. Balancée, portée sur l’aromatique d’houblon et sèche en fin de bouche.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godfather50 (59) - SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Wow what an aroma. Cherries and alco pops sub siding to grapefruit and orange. Nice pour with a head that lasts. Very bitter with a malty depth not often felt in mainstream ale. Lovely mouthfeel. I could have brewed this myself. Fresh!

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3005) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle 0.33ltr: Amber colored brew with an dry bitter taste and hints of citrus and caramel.


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