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

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RATINGS: 1757   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

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3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jiffdawg03 (16) - Ralston, Alberta, - MAR 8, 2012
Pours a cloudy dark amber. Aroma is slight caramel malts with a strong fruity citrus hop scent. Taste is very hippy with tropical fruity hops and bitter hop finish. Not too shabby.


3.8
kamanova_boy (294) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2017
Bottle from Damian Beer & Ale. Nice sweet aroma with hops and raspberries. Clear reddish colour with small white head. Great taste, hops, medium bitterness, slightly sweet, orange peel, bitter finish.

3.3
GuideDogSaint (1582) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 16, 2017
330ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours clear amber with a white head. Aroma of dry hops and malt. Bittersweet taste and finish. Shame this mob stopped doing cask beer because it was great then.

4.1
gemmedereve (15) - - AUG 14, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2017 Bière ambrée, limite rouge avec mousse écrue, un nez de prunes, cerises, un goût assez amer en bouche rapidement le goût de fruits revient en ouche puis s’estompe pour laisser l’amertume revenir en bouche, bonne bière qui mérite juste d’être bue assez fraîche.

4.1
BarrelGuru51 (2) - - AUG 12, 2017 does not count
Beautiful red colour. Nicely balanced American red ale, definitely leaning to a strong aroma and flavour of crystal malts. Hops come through but malt character greater. Easy drinking beer, nice.

3.1
Speko (424) - DENMARK - AUG 4, 2017
Bottle 0,33. Pours dark amber with small white head. Malts, melasses, roasted malts, some hops and some caramel.medium body average carbonation.

4.3
Paddycairns (46) - - JUL 31, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2017 Light head, red/amber body. Smells like citrusy caramel hops. Good allrounder.

2.9
Drinking_77 (121) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUL 29, 2017
Review: 330ml Bottle of BrewDog 5 A.M. Saint: ABV: 5% This is what is said in their description of this beer “5am Saint is The Holy Grail of red ales. 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” That’s a load of bollix, isn’t it!! Comes in a typical BrewDog design. The label decked out in a strong red, with usual style of distinctive lettering and logo. I do like their labels and bottle layout, its eye catching and colourful. On pour got a nice big decent sized frothy head, pouring a deep ruby reddish coloured beer, dark red/purple, Not much carbonation, very slight amount. Head dies a little but maintains throughout which is good. Some good lacing present. Looks ok, nothing special. Loved the smell, a really nice aroma. Got a hint of fruit…..grapefruits and blackberries. Lovely,, lovely smell. Malty and fruity aromas but not overpowering, just right. So what about the taste, any good? Well certainly very hoppy and strong in taste, a lot of flavours on the old taste buds, but nothing that would be extraordinary Very typical of the craft beer style beers, overloaded with hops. Also got a lot of the sweet malts. Can taste the fruits, grapefruits and berries Is a slow burner and was slowly getting to appreciate it in the end. It certainly is a very tasty beer and its ok if this is your kind of thing, but I like my traditional red ales, and I do drink them a lot when I’m home in the old country, but this is no where that level. Also nothing to compete with Sierra Nevada efforts. A tad bit disappointing truth be told considering how much hype surrounds their beers. A bit of a dry bitter finish to the beer. Definitely wasn’t sessionable for me. Ok, if you like this sort of shite, I don’t!! Truth be told it is very bland and nothing new or exciting.

3.5
Ritzn (1534) - GERMANY - JUL 26, 2017
Red with medium beige head. Aroma is cactus fruit caramel berries slight passion fruit. Taste is very bittervbut fresh cracker malt. Slight malty oils. Quite heavy for drinkability. Oily and harsh. Still nice.

2.9
loscovar (393) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 25, 2017
Bottle from supermarket. Amber colour, hoppy, pleasant, but i’m not a big fan

3.5
hoopyharry (5) - - JUL 24, 2017 does not count
Wow wow wow. Not a bad beer at all. When you hold it up to the light it looks superb. That's how I judge my beers. Judge me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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