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5 A.M. Saint - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
86
very good

677 Ratings
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Ratings: 677
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 15
Gots: 93 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: PartyBear on 01-03-2010

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
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4.55/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheCondor
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up as a integral part of a mix and match six pack. Very intrigued, since the brewery is in Scotland and I like all things Scottish. Not a huge red ale fan, but we will see. Side poured with standard aggression from the bottle into a Boulevard pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a deep, beautiful amber color with a small, half finger head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing. Very impressive appearance.

Smell - Malts, hops, pine resin, fruity beer amazng-ness. This thing has a Xbawks Hueg nose to it! Best part of the beer, closely edges out the taste.

Taste - This is truly an excellent beer. One of the better reds I have ever had before. Rich sweet malts, caramel, wicked balance with the hops and bitterness. Piney, woody, earthy, delicious.

Mouthfeel - Finishes smooth and refreshing. A great finish to an excellent beer.

Overall - This is an excellent beer. A very pleasant surprise from a previously unknown brewery in a beer style that I typically don't prefer. All the more surprising given all of that. Condor recommended and approved, you gotta check this beer out!

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3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Balance is the keyword here; Case in point: The gorgeous caramel, tropical fruit, pine and nutty aromatics interplay - on both nose and mouth - is exceptionally well done. The palate is smooth with a tepid but delightful sweet-ish finish.

One of the finer Amber Ales I've had in recent memory.

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3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MSandahl23
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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2.76/5  rDev -27.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

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3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into a Delerium Tremens tulip glass

Look: Pours a coppery red with a thinnish pale brown/beige head. Not much in the way of head retention.

Smell: Wow! This one's a bit different - there's definitely a floral vibe to this one, with hints of citrus and a large dose of pine resin. Extremely 'fresh' smelling and definitely different.

Taste: Bitter hops up front with a caramel-ish aftertaste. The hints of pine resin are definitely noticeable too. Given how nice it smells, the taste is a bit of a comedown.

Feel: A bit anaemic for what is ostensibly a dark ale - quite fizzy, too, despite the lack of head retention. Disappointing.

Overall: Brewdog have managed to get themselves a reputation for being 'edgy' (or, as some would have it, 'full of shit' - I have no firm feelings either way) but despite this their beers tend to be well regarded. 5am Saint manages to be neither bad nor good, merely ... average; it doesn't do a lot for me, at least out of the bottle. Maybe it's better on tap - hopefully I'll find out when I visit the Brewdog pub in Leeds early next year.

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4.05/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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5 A.M. Saint from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 677 ratings.