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5 A.M. Saint - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
86
very good

554 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 554
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 10
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews by zhooker:
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zhooker

New York

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 12oz bottle to pilsener glass. Pours a dark but translucent and relatively clear amber. Two fingers worth of a nice billowy head that leaves some great lacing.

Smell is bitter and hoppy with a less-pronounced mild maltiness. The dry-hopping emphasized on the label is no joke!

Overall is this is a mild amber. Malts and light hops on the front of the tongue, strong hop-bitterness as you swallow. That back-end hop flavor grows as you move through the glass.

The mouthfeel is full-bodied, and there is a crispness on the tongue. Substantial enough for a cold fall night, but would also fit with some freshly grilled meats and veggies on a summer afternoon.

Overall, I'm recalling something like Troeg's HopBack Amber as a comparable, maybe slightly more complex brew. I enjoyed this beer, but given that it will generally be a bit pricier (as an import), I don't think it justifies the price. Comparable domestic ambers will do just as good, if not better.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2010 11:13:16 | More by zhooker
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5 A.M. Saint from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.