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5 A.M. Saint - BrewDog

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539 Ratings
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Ratings: 539
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 10
Gots: 36 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-25-2012 14:12:04 | More by Julien
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New York

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter-finger high beige head that quickly died down but left a thin head consistently covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrusy hops (grapefruit stands out in particular) in the nose along with hints of caramel malts.
T: The taste has flavors of caramel malts and citrusy hops. There are also notes of sweetness and a light to moderate amount of bitterness. Grapefruit flavors linger through the aftertaste.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: There are lots of hops in this beer, but they are not overpowering in bitterness because they are well balanced by the underlying malts. This is an easy drinking beer that packs in a lot of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2012 19:26:11 | More by metter98
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-21-2012 01:07:15 | More by BrazilianAussie
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

02-19-2012 18:37:54 | More by adrian21
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-16-2012 02:27:40 | More by Tyrawlings
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-14-2012 15:39:24 | More by bigeyedfish89
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3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 11.2 oz. bottle into Samuel Adams pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a murky dark orange with a short one-finger off-white head. Minimal lacing is left on the glass as I drink.

Smell: It's very malty. A bit of hops detected, but mainly buscuity malts, raisins, slight earthy tone.

Taste: Mainly just neutral tasting buscuit malts. Extremely mild bitterness, and an almost cocoa-esque flavor. Watery.

Mouthfeel: Light to moderate body, high carbonation. Easy as hell to drink.

Overall: I've had much better examples of American Amber Ales. While I wouldn't call this horrible, but I also wouldn't purchase it again. I would recommend you to try it once, though, as it's far from a bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 03:05:09 | More by CowsCanBark
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-09-2012 03:48:46 | More by mikemoeller112
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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear copper color or amber looking. A dense creamy head. Good lacing too.

S - Floral, pine, grass.

T - Nice fresh tasting beer, hop tingling goodness. A bitter hop punch to the tongue.

M - A little light on the body, but the carbonation and the creamy feeling make up for it. Tastes more like a thin IPA.

O - A perfect summertime beer. I will buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 21:23:07 | More by Mar02x
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-22-2012 10:34:01 | More by dprophet
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-22-2012 02:48:44 | More by Turbodog666
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

5/5  rDev +30.9%

01-16-2012 12:46:10 | More by micky67
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

01-15-2012 10:16:53 | More by DrNo
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-15-2012 03:07:26 | More by jsnoek
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-14-2012 02:09:51 | More by carloskleber
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-06-2012 02:05:58 | More by mnixon86


4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear amber with copper highlights. Big dense creamy tan head. Good Retention. Chunky clouds of lace.

Spicy floral, pine, pepper, resins. Toasty rich caramel.

Hop tingling goodness. Spicy floral resins, pine sap, and herbal peppery flavors. Rich sweet toasty caramel. Big resinous bitter punch to the tongue.

Rich, sticky, drying, coating. med+ body. perfectly carbonated.

Yum. A hoppy sessionable red. Wish it wasnt so damn expensive. I would have this all the time.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 02:09:14 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-30-2011 23:46:25 | More by christopheraknox
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-30-2011 17:13:45 | More by PaBeerLover
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3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Medium dark amber, slight haze. Slight OK.

S: Caramel, tea, coffee, citrus. Not groundbreaking but pleasant. Zero skunk.

T: Burnt toast, smoked sausage, tea/tannin style hops. Very interesting and pleasant, the taste is what makes this beer very worthwhile.

M: Slightly too rough and raw. Medium to strong carbonation. There is no unpleasant aftertaste. Average.

O: Expensive but a far above average beer. Have it at least once and see what you think.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 17:19:14 | More by grapetonix
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-23-2011 17:47:36 | More by Polasiuss
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4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. served into a SA perfect pint glass.

A - Slightly hazy amber with a 1 finger lightly tan head. Some lacing left

S - Toasted bread, caramel malt, golden biscuit crust, honey, bold bready yeast.

T - Slightly toasted caramel malt, golden biscuit crust. Honey rounds it off with a kiss of sweetness. Bright stone fruit, mint, sweet citrus, and some pineapple.

M - Full lush body with creamy carbonation.

One of the better amber ales I've had. Hits all the marks with flying colors for the style. Yeast is strong but balanced. Excellent malt backbone with a variety of synergized flavors to keep it exciting. I would seek this out for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 01:15:32 | More by StaveHooks
Photo of coldriver


3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass. Acceptable head and lacing - pours a deep amber. Aroma is citrus pine hops with soap and meat. Really bold malty citrus hop combination - especially considering this is only 5%. A bit of an odd raw meat flavor in the background. Finish very dry, medium mouthfeel. Overall this is quite good for a European made US style amber in the same hoppy vein as Red Rocket Ale or Hop Head Red.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 19:55:57 | More by coldriver
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +30.9%

12-15-2011 04:46:22 | More by Discordian
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-14-2011 14:50:42 | More by alamode
5 A.M. Saint from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.