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5 A.M. Saint - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
86
very good

696 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 696
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 17
Gots: 103 | 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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Photo of Csikic93
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of david_b
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kamilgracki
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dreis
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopley
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reptile3141
3.09/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ssantic
2.41/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I just hate this beer. Can't stand the taste at all.

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanK252
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse brewing co pint glass

A: Pours beautiful slightly hazy deep reddish amber with a frothy light tan head that settles and laces well.

S: Fruity, floral, light citrus, some caramel malt sweetness.

T: Light citrus hops, some fruity maybe even berry notes, a little pine, backed with bready and toffee malt sweetness,

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Not as hoppy as I was expecting, but not bad.

Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beermonster001
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coffdaddy
4.44/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abad
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barfootbandit
4.68/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle into a sniffer. Probably my favorite red ale to date. Not a high ABV but loads of malty flavor makes up for it. Notes of carmel, malty sugar, toffee, and fruitless are tasted. There is crisp slightly bitter aftertaste that balances this beer out excellently. Had this beer after about two years of aging as well as new. Both tasted great with the aged one being more malty as expected. Seriously loved this beer and is highly recommended.

Photo of Pedrens
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rpopescu
4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emincems
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!

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

Photo of endovelico
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.

Photo of Toteezz
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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5 A.M. Saint from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 696 ratings.