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


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RATINGS: 1798   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
S_Side_Smitty (766) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Pours amber-red with a minimal off white head. Aroma is mild hops, honey & lite malts. Taste is an evenly balanced blend of pine and honey-like syrup with a pleasant lite malt finish. A great session beer.

beermaris (260) - LATVIA - JUN 28, 2017
Nice aroma and look. But the taste is disappointing. Can feel sourness well, but not enough. Also too mild

tgrtnr (162) - Augsburg, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2017
330 ml bottle served in flute. Pours dark red with decent beige head. Nose of cherries. Elderflower, dark cherries. some red wine, plum, some grapefruit. Hoppy, floral, bitter and a bit sour. Soft carbonated, medium bodied. Very nice!

DraftDodger (1458) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2017
Copenhagen 24/6 2017. 33 cl bottle from Meny. Usual BrewDog design in red. Pours dark amber with off-white head. Settles as flimsy transparent layer of foam. Moderate Lacing. Aroma is sweet - almost sugary. Brown sugar, caramel - almost a little syrupy. Soft carbonation and watery palate. Flavor is sweet with a solid touch of caramel. Very light bitterness. Aftertaste is sweet and stays with you for a white. Not my favorite beerstyle - but a solid specimen.

IHC (50) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 22, 2017
330ml bottle at krchma horvati, zagreb.. pours clear light red-brown amber color with thin white head.. citrus, orange, topical fruits.. grapefruitty taste, caramel.. mid carbonation, mild bitterness.. very solid amber

sinte (564) - Udine, ITALY - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle 0.33L. Slightly hazy, dark amber-to-copper body with an average, frothy tan head, mostly diminishing with some nice lacing, though. Moderate malty (caramel) and hoppy (grapefruit) aroma with notes of fruits (peach). Moderate sweet and bitter flavour with a long-lasting dry finish. Medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation.

kaserov (690) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 19, 2017
Color ámbar, ligeramente turbio, con capa de espuma de un blanco amarronado de tres dedos de grosor (buena retención). Carbonatación media. Textura acuosa. Aroma terroso, a malta caramelizada y tostada, cereal, lúpulo maduro, hierba húmeda. En boca increíble balance entre maltas y lúpulos, muy terrosa, mucho grano, a la vez mucho lúpulo, ligero contrapunto ácido casi al final del trago aportado por una dosis mínima de cítricos. Final de amargor muy ligero. Quedan grano y caramelo en boca. Balanceada, sabrosa y completa. Hacer una cerveza con tal número de maltas y lúpulos y solo 5% debe de ser una buena odisea.

emincems (90) - - JUN 14, 2017
bottle. attractive red color with average head. aroma is slight caramel and fruity. taste is slight caramel, light fruits and sharp hops. highly drinkable. complex for a light bodied amber.

Dazka (115) - Milan, ITALY - JUN 13, 2017
S: hoppy, citrus A: orange, clear T: med high bitterness P: med carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

dlara_brewer (33) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2017
Color rojizo con espuma beige persistente. Aromas a caramelo, pino, resina, lúpulo Sabores dulces, malta, galleta, ciruelas pasas, cítricos y herbáceos. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación ligera muy balanceada entre el dulce y amargo. Muy buena! Gran cerveza.

Panzuriel (2199) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Appearance: deep reddish amber. Moderately hazy. Thin ring of tiny white bubbles Nose: medium caramel malt with hop notes of citrus. Taste: medium caramel sweetness with citrus hop bitters and touches of stone fruit Body: medium and smooth Parting thoughts: a decent red ale. Good caramel with a little fruit. Nice hops to provide contrast and bitter finish.

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