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

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RATINGS: 1688   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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


Rodders' rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, - AUG 8, 2010
One of BrewDog’s lower alcohol offerings. Pours dark brown with a thick bubbley head. Smell is citrus pine hops. Spruce. Strong and American in the nose. Taste is similar sharp pine, grassy hops but with a thick, aley, malty backing. Meaty, bitter with a tasty finish. Good Carbonation. very drinkable.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MasDen (85) - Mahilyow, BELARUS - AUG 29, 2016
Aroma: citrus, a bit caramel. Appearance: copper brown color with small head. Taste: mild malt and caramel, middle carbonation. Palate: malt in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
panzerwolf (261) - FINLAND - AUG 26, 2016
A crisp, refreshing taste of caramel and hops. Notes of citrus dominate, has a slight wooden aftertaste of pines. Easy to drink, very pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALIBALI (539) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2016
Dezent englischlastiger Smell. An an Beeren & Cognac erinnernder Duft. Der Trunk trocken, schlank und auch hier kommt Wein b.z.w. Alkoholaromatik ins Spiel. Säuerlich malzig von hinten. Der Nachhall dann leider viel zu kurz. Zwar gentlemanlike unaufdringlich, aber eben überhaupt nicht zwingend. 0,25 vom Hahn in der BREWDOG BAR Barcelona.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanosX (54) - - AUG 22, 2016
Strong aroma of apples and cherries. Even as you are about to sip, the you are immediately struck by the aroma. The flavor is very different. Figs, prunes, caramel and pine. It’s probably fantastic... I am just so happy with the aroma, I find the actual flavor disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UFleku (37) - SOUTH KOREA - AUG 20, 2016
Aroma : pine, berry light toffee Appearance: Deep amber color thin head which does not last long Taste : light toffe caramel light citrus sweetness Palate : Light body From British Brewdog

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (351) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2016 Easily drunk. Nice looker. Red hue and rocky head. Tbh a bit musky on the nose but very nice in mouth. Citrus notes are in there before bitternes. Definitely red berries too. Sour ending

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozzatoadisback (77) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2016
Deep amber colour, thin but pretty dense off-white head, some lacing. Smell shows caramel and red fruits/stone fruit among a vivid but not at all aggressive resinous feel. Taste has sweet entrypoint with a caramel malts foundation, then resinous and citric notes in the bitter finish. Some notes of stone fruit can be detected as well. Overall in good balance. Light to medium body, low to average crispness, decently smooth. Interesting aroma profile, but not impressive in terms of mouthfeel and overall feeling.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonev (244) - POLAND - AUG 18, 2016
Piwo lekko metne w kolorze ciemny bursztyn z niezbyt obfita biala piana ktora bardzo szybko sie redukuje. W aromacie czuc karmel, owoce tropikalne, troche kwiatow i nuty lesne. Naprawde sie dzieje. W smaku raczej wytrawne, czuc chmiele i pomarancze. Goryczka raczej słaba troche grejpfrutowa z wysyceniem na srednim poziomie. Bardzo gladkie i naprawde dobrze ulozone. Sporo ciala i dosc orzezwiajace jak na swoj styl. Polecam!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alebarasi (13) - Dobrova, SLOVENIA - AUG 15, 2016
Pours a dark amber reddish colour with a foamy white head. The smell is sweet and malty. The taste is sweet and malty upfront finishing bitter. The herbal side of hops are definitely the foreground. Lingering taste of thin caramel malt, firm fruity character backed up by barley sugar. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. A very good representation of the style. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Olorin (5) - Graz, AUSTRIA - AUG 14, 2016 does not count
330 ml bottle. Dark red/brown color, small beige head, soft carbonation. Toffee and hints of honey in the nose, taste is sweetish, caramel, nice mouthfeel. Medium bitterness in the aftertaste. A good one!


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