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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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theprof (1236) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2017
Tap. Pours dark amber with fine white lace top. Aroma is predominantly hoppy - citrus and pine. Taste has some malt. Taste is mixed. light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, umami, but in a cluttered way for me. There's no defining quality to this. In passing I note that experienced reviewers tended to drink this in 2009/10, and those that return are less impressed.

3.9
rumore (765) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 5, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours a beautiful brilliant brown with limited whitish foam. Aroma is birth malty and resinous, and citrus. Body is relatively dense, with some stickiness and moderate carbonation. Taste is mostly sweet, but with a nice accompanying bitterness. Very well balanced. Finish is not long, but pleasant.

3.6
surething_ii (790) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 3, 2017
Bottle from Pezinská pivná pumpa. Coffee aroma and lovely reddish appearance. Taste of malt and caramel. Very good one.

3.9
TheCeeMan (26) - Ilkeston, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2017 Birthday bottle at home. Pours a cloudy reddy-brown with a lovely little head that forms an everlasting beige layer on top. Smells like a well hopped beer should, without that odd sickly note that I sometimes get from heavily hopped beer. Smells very fruity! Taste zengy, fruity, herbaceous in a way. Aftertaste a bitter twang. Good lacing. For me, I don't get the 5 different types of malt that it contains, probably because the hopping overpowers it. Still a nice beer.

2.7
AleMan84 (14) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Aroma is very hoppy, zesty and fruity, Taste is simple bland short lasting stale malt and wet cardboard very disappointed.

3.8
Bijl (810) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2017
Donker ambergeel, beige foamy schuimkraag, veel koolzuur en wazig. Aroma: karamelmout, geroosterd brood/biscuit, mossig en aarde, zeer fruitig, jam achtig, donkere bessen, grapefruit, Citrus, mango en iets kruidig/harsig. Zeer hoppig. Smaak: Zoete mouten, karamel, grassig, hars/pijnboom, grassig, tropisch, grapefruit, perzik, ananas. Prima bitter op het einde. Hij blijft iets aan de zoete kant en daardoor niet heel droog. Medium body, voldoende koolzuur voor een prikkel, romig mondgevoel en een bitterzoete moutige afdronk. Prettig bier!

3.5
GIJOE (1256) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 27, 2017
Pours a lovely dark red with creamy beige head that stays. Nose is caramel with some berry notes. Taste is very well balanced. Nice brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
k_gadeberg (201) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2017
On bottle @Ølfred - Aarhus Streetfood. Pours dark red, with small foam. It’s berry sweet, with a small amount of hop, a little interesting, yet nothing special.

3.5
Shot (563) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2017
On tap at the BrewDog shareholders meeting. Dark copper color with a thin off-white head. Slight fruitiness in the aroma with a bit of toffee. Caramel malt flavors, a bit of fruitiness, roasty malts and a stab of earthy hops. Well balanced. A bit like a traditional bitter with a punchy flavor. Gotta love it.

3.5
zagrob (6) - - AUG 26, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2017 Mile zaskoczenie. Fajny aromat, goryczka srednio mocna. Myslalem ze bedzie to piwo klasy "wypelnij ofert?" ale ono daje rade.


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