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

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RATINGS: 1792   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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3.9
harrisoni (19332) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
Cask handpull at The Rake. Nelson Sauvin hops all over this. Really hoppy on the aroma. A beautiful deep red russet colour too. Very drinkable, a little sweet on the malts, but then they do balance the hops pretty well. Very drinkable and the hops are lovely.

3.9
Christian (13815) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2010 Slightly hazy amber with a small white head. Rich fruity and floral aroma. Sweet caramel flavour with floral notes and very bitter. 7-3-8-3-15

Cask at You’ll Never Walk Alone, Kolding, 17 February 2010. Red copper with a small, but lasting white head. Floral, fruity and slightly wooden hops. Sweetish fruity hop flavour with Nelson Sauvin character. Firm bitterness. Big and creamy mouthfeel. 7-4-8-5-15

4.3
KnutAlbert (6792) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle from James the brewer. Glowing gold/ruby beer. A fantastic hoppy aroma. Flowers, dust. The first sip confirms this – lovely hoppiness, yet there is enough malt and body to cope with it. This may be a test batch- but it does not need any adjustments if you ask me. Peaches, Jaffa oranges, dusty finish. Yummy.

4.2
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2009
A few bottles thanks to James had at home. Aroma is massivly hoppy, similar to how to disapear with the intence citrusy lemon and herbal grassy bitterness, the malt character is hidden but theres defo some american caramalt influance. Taste is far more balanced than expected, toffee caramel caramalt, big piney resiny citrus hops, good drying bitterness in the finish. Very tasty and drinkable stuff.

4.2
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2009
A Mes rate: bottle at the ever brilliant Chris O’s Pre GBBF Extravaganza, then again at The Wenlock.
Fanbloodytastic. Waht can I say. Nelson Sauvin fest all round. Tropical, citric, faint cat pee, all I could want from this glorious hop. Amazing dry then fruity then bitter as hell finish. Brilliant stuff once again from BrewDog.

4.1
Fin (10917) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
Cask, gravity at the White Horse, Hedgerley, Bucks 08-08-09 on leg seven of the Thames Tipple The landlord Kevin very kindly brought us out a half pint of this to sample, I then had another half before we left the pub as it came on. Pours copper with a slight haze and an off white head. This had the most magnificent hoppy aroma, grapefruit was all over your nostrils like a rash. Flavours were very grapefruit, incredibly fruity and with long dry finish, nice full on bitterness, so tangy and tasty, all of our group loved this beer and so did I. A9 A3 F8 P4 Ov17 4.1

4.3
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2009
[email protected] Arms.Coppery colour, mediumsized beige head. Nice lace. Aroma is Aroma is bigtime fruity and flowery hops alng with some caramel. Flavour is bigtime fruityness along with some berries, grass, caramel malts and slight nuttyness. Some rather plummy notes as well.

4.1
thewolf (12801) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2009
Cassk @ Halfway House, Edinburgh (and later @ Bow Bar, Edinburgh).
Pours deep amber with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has strawberries, peach, pine and subdued caramel. Prickly, great carbonation, super dry mouthfeel. Flavour is just great as well. Soft, yet hard bitterness, resiny hops, strawberries, nuts, peach, grapefruity and pine. Caramel background. Super malt balance with a light citric touch to the finish. Very nice!

3.4
cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2012 Cask at Bow bar (cellar run) ... Deep brown ...light sweet pine hop resin nose... Oh My god ones again this is in your face Hop tastic.. big big grapefruit hop ... very brigh but a dry linger ... light sweet pine resins...and very very drinkable... 3.6

Tk 2 Bow bar on cask 7/8 of a pint:-) ... Copper ... nice white head .. big grapefruithop nose ... again load of grapefruit in flavour ... Loadfs of bitterness ... quite drying ... little pine ...crammed with hop... soft but full mouth feel... bitterness builds way too much for me 3.4

tk 3 bottle at home ... brown ... roast toffee little woody nose ...soft roast... grapefruit ... some pine ... quite bitter

Tk4 bottle at home ... dark copper ... light beight head ... sweet toffee pine resin nose ... big in face hop ... grapefruit ... pine ... juicy but bitter linger ... and bitter too much for me. 3.4 keg at cloisters ... deep pink amber ... soft sweet juicy pine... big bitter front ... loads of grapefrfuit ... little toffee malt ... good bit little too fizy ... little to bitter. 3.4


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