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

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RATINGS: 1602   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


John_C's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John_C (20) - USA - JAN 10, 2010
[33cl bottle, Home, 10/01/10] Wonderful floral bouquet aroma accompanied by hints of biscuity malts. Medium sweet with moderate bitterness. Smooth, crisp mouthfeel. Gentle carbonation. Superbly drinkable. A very good beer. If there was a touch more going on with the taste it would be an excellent beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MatusBeer (83) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2016
330 ml bottle. Hazy red semidark colour. Aroma of caramel, herbs. Taste of berries, tropical fruits, caramel, light bitter aftertaste. Good drinkable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nurmis (99) - FINLAND - FEB 5, 2016
330ml bottle from alko. Small white head, deep red or ruby colour. Aroma has mostly hops and fruitiness, but there is some caramel notes from the malts too. Light to medium bitterness and sweetness. Bit watery, but solid brew nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DimVik (17) - - FEB 3, 2016
Caramel, grass, a bit of nuts, nicely balanced, just not as intense as I have hoped after reading the ingredients. Overall good idea but maybe stronger execution could be in order.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mandaritto (155) - LATVIA - JAN 31, 2016
Well, quite interesting and easy drinkable refreshing fruity, light hoppy brew. A bit too watery, almost like super watery barley wine. But overall I liked this brew, as I said, very good for summer, drinking at the beach.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
torejh (59) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle. Clear red orange beer. Aroma of berries and grassy hops. Taste has bready malts with spicy flavours. Medium-bodied. Smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (4433) - Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Pours clear sepia with a fairly thick and rather persistent light tan head. Aroma presents notes of woody hops, toasted malt, and a snip of caramel. Woody hops dominate the flavor, but share the stage with malt, resin and caramel tones for a very drinkable ale. Body is firm, though fizz is not overly strong; finish has hay and hoppy notes. Early in the morning or late at night, a worthy drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettGT (18) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2016
Aroma is toffee / caramel, pours red brown. Nice medium mouthfeel, average carbonation. Taste is sweet fruity toffee but with subtle bitter notes. Overall pretty good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DerGantzel (215) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2016
Fresh hoppy aroma with notes of malt and herbs. Ruby color and a bit hazy liquid. Fine head. Medium-high bitterness and medium sweetness for the style. Soft carbonation, medium-full body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
knasputte78 (276) - SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2016
Brew Dog 5 am saint +++ red Ale med mycket humle. Mörkbrun färg, bra smak men för humlad för mig ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xfire73 (61) - - JAN 20, 2016
33cl bottle red amber color aroma malty hoppy, little bit of flora taste malty, dry finish


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