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5 A.M. Saint - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
86
very good

558 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 558
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 9
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Single bottle (best by 01/18/11) poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance: Dark amber-red - clear, with plenty of bubbles coming up. Light tan 1/8: persistent head - with huge amounts of lacing all over the glass. Very persistent lacing as well.

Smell: When first poured - nothing but floral hops. As it warms up, the hops mellow out and I found grapefruit and piney hop smells. Towards the end of the inhale I get some sweetness - brown sugar-like.

Taste: This beer is nothing but a bitterness wallop when drank cold - definitely let it warm up and it becomes so much better. The bitterness is still there, but it's mellowed out greatly and is balanced by a mild malt finish. Still, hop bitterness is the primary flavor with this beer, and that hop flavor is strong in grapefruit/citrus flavors. Pretty good, but I think a bit too strong on the bitterness for my taste.

Mouthfeel: Despite seeing the carbonation, the carbonation is very mild on the tongue. Otherwise the beer is a little bit thick, but does leave some oily film on the teeth. It's okay.

Drinkability: Quite good with a meal (Welsh Rabbit in this case) and I could have one alone, but it's one alone. The bitterness and hoppiness of this brew is more than I want in an amber ale - a bit more malt balance and I would be very happy with this one. Still - good overall.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2010 22:18:11 | More by damndirtyape
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