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5 A.M. Saint - BrewDog

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very good

538 Ratings
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Ratings: 538
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 10
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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5/5  rDev +30.9%

12-09-2011 17:12:47 | More by iemailjack
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3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is medium brown with a slight hint of red. Very clear
Two finger head with nice retention and lacing.

The smell is very strong. In the bottle, it was too strong, but in the glass it was better. Lots of hops and some pine hints as well

The taste is just too hoppy. The pine doesn't carry through very well. Nevermind. Yes it does

The mouthfeel is like nothing. Very plain.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 04:52:11 | More by Vashtar
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-06-2011 18:04:45 | More by kjkinsey
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-05-2011 23:59:35 | More by kopinaton
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

12-05-2011 18:42:58 | More by asparkoflife
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-05-2011 03:53:54 | More by benbou17
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United Kingdom (England)

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thrown with (almost) abandon into an old pint pot making a ruby red body with a big head that subdued but kept in the glass.

Aroma thrown up of grapefruit, blood orange, cherries and freshly cut grass.

The taste is so, bitter fruits and sour tones creating almost a sweet and sour sensation then hoppy snaps goes the aftertaste.
I like bold brash big tastes but this was getting almost too much for me.

Very lively carbonation paired against a good mouthfeel leaves me with pondering.

Give it a go, you never know you might like it
but for me the jury is pretty much still out.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 00:27:56 | More by EmperorBevis
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Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Edinburgh a friend brought.

A - Pours a ruby red colour with good carbonation. Bright. Two finger fluffy light brown head. Good full finger retention with a chunk of lace.

S - Bready, strong hop profile with citrus, soapy.

T - Bready, toffee, good hops with citrus and peach.

M - Nice carbonation, medium body, and a nice bitterness.

O/D - A solid amber ale. Aggressively hopped doesn't always mean good, but this is tasty. I could session this. Calming down on the the hop profile would show off the malt alot more, but it works.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 02:07:38 | More by tbeckett
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-28-2011 21:36:48 | More by rekel
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3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a reddish brown in color with yellow highlights and a thin head that left a little frothy lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lots of sweetness from the malts were very noticeable with citrus piney hop notes and a hint of caramel.

T: had a very mild hop bite alongside caramel, citrus, and nuttiness but with plenty of malty sweetness.

M: the brew was medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had piney, mild hopppy, and sweet finish.

D: this beer was very drinkable and a nice amber if your into the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 19:14:35 | More by Gobzilla
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-24-2011 16:26:43 | More by Rollzroyce21
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-23-2011 15:04:47 | More by waiting4lunch
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Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

best before: 05-08-12

pours a clear dark copper/amber colour. inch of off-white head, nice lacing afterwards.

smell had nice bitter hops, sweet malts, caramel.

taste - sweet malts, good amount of hopiness with caramel and a nice bitterness. really well balanced and great drinkability.

overall probably one of the better red ales i've had. i found it followed the style really well and enjoyed it a lot.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 00:32:40 | More by fostachild
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-22-2011 05:23:52 | More by barnzy78
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-22-2011 03:28:35 | More by ElGallo
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-19-2011 04:41:48 | More by DoctorB2B
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-18-2011 22:15:01 | More by JAHMUR
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-15-2011 22:06:00 | More by BeerMe42
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4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy copper-red color with a finger of frothy off-white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is full of sweet toasted caramel malts and lots of piney/earthy hops. Bit of citrus mixed in there as well.

T - Starts off with some huge piney hops with some strong bitterness. Bit of toasted sweet caramel malts as well. Through the middle, some more bitterness comes through with a bit of bready malt character. The finish is a mix of piney bitterness and some light citrus that ligners.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a strong pine resin feeling left on the tongue. Quite dry as well.

D - Very drinkable. Fairly bold flavors for the 5% abv. The bitterness and hop flavor is nicely balanced by the malt though.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 06:10:22 | More by ngeunit1
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-15-2011 05:50:09 | More by Exiled
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-14-2011 20:14:45 | More by pwsoldier
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-14-2011 16:04:54 | More by trixdout
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South Africa

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-14-2011 08:33:04 | More by Thehuntmaster
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-14-2011 07:41:01 | More by Jspriest
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South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dark amber with a nice one inch off white head and a good amount of lace. Nice retention on the head as well. Smell was deeply hopped, with a nice pine resin aroma and a hint of light grain. My first impression was a bit light in the carbonation, and a slight slickness or oilyness to it. Big hop profile was very nicely balanced against the malted grain back. Overall this was an easily sessionable and highly enjoyable brew

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 01:31:33 | More by mikesgroove
5 A.M. Saint from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.