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5 A.M. Saint - BrewDog

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very good

696 Ratings
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Ratings: 696
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 17
Gots: 103 | 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:
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap. Pint glass. Notes from dec´11 – many bottles have been emptied later & before then- too. Deep orangish copper in color. Yellowish , copious, creamy head. Nice collars & webs on sides. Caramel malts & intense hoppiness both in aromas & flavors. Yeasty, fresh bread, to the nose too. Hops provide sharp bitterness, strong astringency, lemony hints & resiny oils. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Resins & woody touch on the aftertaste. Refreshing & easy drinkable. Flavorful.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into straight half glass.

Pleasing deep amber appearance, very clear with a small head of tight small foam that rests comfortably upon the liquid. A light lacing flatters the glass.

An profound aroma of hoppy resinous pine with citrus and tropical notes, appealing and enticing.

Taste - intriguing, expecting a hit of hops, but whilst a grapefruit and pine flavour lingers on the front of the mouth, tropical hints of mango and pineapple, rye and brown sugar brings a depth to the taste. The feel is smooth and creamy, mild carbonation aids the subtlety.

A pleasant, above average beer, of a style that can be drowned out amongst the shouting hoards of extreme beers that are becoming the norm.

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On tap at Rogue in Vancouver.

A: 1/4" tan coloured head over cloudy reddish amber liquid.

S: Sweet malt, floral and perfumy hops.

T: Grapefruit, orange, grassy hops over a sweet biscuity malt backbone.

M: Medium to thin viscosity and a medium level of carbonation. Somewhat tart and drying.

O: Tasty for the style and well hopped.

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The colour is dark amber (25 EBC), the liquid is clear. The three finger head is airy and beige. It sinks slowly leaving lots of thick lacing.

The smell is rich and hoppy. Resin, sour citric fruits, caramel and exotic fruits like pineapple and apricots. Robust bitterness with some unclean notes of dried flowers and detergents. Some alcohol.

The taste got notes of hay, old flowers and American hops. Golden syrup and overripe fruits. Quite a lot of bitterness. Medium body. The aftertaste got some alcohol, fermenting hay/grass and citric flavouring. Sour fruit drops in the finish.

The carbonation is strong, the small bubbles are sharp. The liquid is semi-dry.

I have tried this one before, but always as a part of a BrewDog tasting. At those times, it was always the least favoured beer. When I now drink it on its own, I still think it is an odd beer with notes of dusty malts and rotten grass.

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