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5 A.M. Saint - BrewDog

5 A.M. Saint5 A.M. Saint

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very good

474 Ratings
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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%

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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Start the car. The lights are about to turn amber. Buy the ticket, take the ride. Past the alley where thieves and pimps sell corporate brews and good men soak it up like vermin, blissful in their ignorance. Past the jackhammers who want their three and a half percent. Keep going. Towards that golden orb, the size of Zeus’s ass, that hovers over this crazy town. Sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink amber, and drive like a bastard towards that saintly light.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: PartyBear on 01-03-2010)
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5 A.M. Saint from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.