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5 A.M. Saint - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
86
very good

705 Ratings
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Ratings: 705
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 17
Gots: 111 | 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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Ratings: 705 | Reviews: 238
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle poured into a shaped pint glass.

Appearance
Brownish red with 1.5 fingers of light tan head. Moderate carbonation with good clarity.

Nose
Pine, grapefruit, caramel and biscuit.

Taste
Really clean caramel and biscuity malts with a touch of toast. Balanced notes of grapefruit juice and pine with just a hint of pineapple.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, juicy, crisp, clean and refreshing.

Overall
Extraordinarily balanced and never bitter. Very simple yet very tasty and very drinkable.

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3.17/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: muddy semi-translucent brown; no head; almost no lacing, just a few short thin runs
S: primarily pine/hops
T: pine, licorice, tar
M: thin, watery, well-carbonated
O: Claims to be an amber/red ale, but is really a watery IPA.

Pint Glass / Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia MD

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Batch: 202 Best Before: 26-08-14

Unclear cranberry color topped with a frothy, bubbly, milky looking head. Aroma is hoppy, yet with a nice malty balance. Pungent pine, citrus, pineapple, berries, stone fruit, and herbs alongside caramel and chocolate malt. Dank, resinous flavor upfront transitioning to some dry, nutty malts. Pine, grapefruit, berries, and a Nelson Sauvin-like fruity oiliness. Very nice malty balance without becoming sticky sweet. Slightly creamy, fairly low carbonation, a little dryness...very easy to drink. Well done! I haven't had much from BrewDog, maybe that needs to change.

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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 202, best before 26-08-14

Pours a very dark ruby red/copper color with mahogany edges and a one finger, pillowy off-white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with streaks if soapy lacing left behind.

Earthy, resinous hop aroma with subtle vinous fruit and a strong dark malt presence. Floral with grassy pine needle and spruce tip followed by prominent caramel malt, toffee, biscuit and subtle dark fruit.

Medium body with dry, earthy hop bitterness up front that lingers over the sweet malt backbone into a dry finish. Aggressively hopped with spicy pine needle, soil-y grass and sticky, resinous oils followed by a very strong malt backbone. Slightly toasty with lots of caramel sweetness, toffee, hazelnut and cocoa. Complex and well balanced with lots of flavor. It's kind of heavy so I don't think I could drink many of them in one sitting but they managed to pack a lot of flavor into a 5% "session" beer. I'll most likely be picking up more single bottles of this again, especially in the colder winter months.

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A - Cristal-clear amber-brown with an inch of off-white head that fades to a nice ribbon. Thin lacing and little carbonation.

S - Floral hops with some toffee malts.

T - Mild hoppy grapefruit bitterness gracefully balanced by sweet toffee malts.

M - Mild to moderate carbonation and a medium body.

O - I have to say that I’ve yet to try a Scottish beer that has let me down, and this one is not the exception. This is one of those reds that tends towards a pale ale, but isn't quite as bitter, which is what I like about it. Very drinkable and makes for a nice session beer. Would have this one again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the 330mL bottle into a pint glass in front of Jing An Temple in Shanghai China.

A: The beer is a murky brown with some carbonation that looks a bit like sediment. Head is light tan, foamy, and stays less than a minute.

S: Some sort of fruit, caramel malts and toast. Light butter character. Not much hop in here.

T: More like a brown ale. Light character. Toast but with a lightly bitter finish. Seems also a bit like a bitter. A good "one more beer" drink. Light but flavorful. Pleasant. Hard to place my finger on the character of this beer.

M: A bit thin

O: Hard to pin down. This is kind of all over the place. Not bad, especially in China, but not my first choice in other settings.

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