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5 A.M. Saint - BrewDog

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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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Poured from 330mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: good amber hue with a haze-free body and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy tan foam. I like it.

Smell: a nice bouquet of citrusy and earthy hops hits me right up front, along with a caramel-heavy malt backbone. I think the overall effect is rather enticing.

Taste: sweetish malt flavor with a good caramel quality right in the middle. Citrusy hops are present from front to back, but aren't overwhelming at any point. Bitterness is low-to-moderate, but acceptable here. As red ales go, this is pretty good.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good carbonation and satisfying creaminess. Good stuff.

Overall: this type of red ale really works for me: a good combo of citrusy and earthy hops, and a malt character leaning more towards caramel than towards biscuit. I'd definitely have this again.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 10/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a rich red-orange amber with a modest head, but lots of lacing. Strong hops with some light fruit aroma. Taste follows, strong hops, but a sweet light fruit start. Finishes bitter with a just short of fresh hop flavor. Well made, but not quite as balanced as some of other red ales. Approaches an IPA hopping. Actually pretty impressive for a 5% ale.

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a nice clean deep amber / ruby pour with 2 fingers fluffy off white head causing for some great lacing. smells mostly of bittering hops , faint smell of burnt caramel. the taste is nowhere near as hoppy as the smell, slightly bitter with a heavy sweet malt profile, tastes of grass, caramel, cereal, oh wait - the hops kick in HARD for the finish! medium body, nice creamyness, moderate carbonation.

i do believe this is the best tasting red ale i've ever had. quite complex for the style. to all those who just hate on brewdog because they're a "gimmick brewery", fuck off already. get off your fucking high horse, brew your own god damn beer, and have it taste this fucking good. i'm sick of hearing people shit talking a craft brewery, just because they're slightly bigger than most other craft brewers, and try different things with their brews. just shut the fuck up, enjoy the beer, and stop looking too into shit. this is how things get ruined, and if this is how you're going to be i'd like you to please find a new fucking hobby. thanks. sorry for the outburst, just had to say it. this is my first beer from brewdog, because i've always been put off by the high price. gave it a shot, and love it. not saying it's worth $14 for a 4-pk, but if you can find a single bottle, it's worth it to try it.

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3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First Brew Dog I have tried and I think they made they're point. Brew Dog can brew some decent beer. I see a lot of Gimmick type beers that catch my attention but for a daily offering this beer is pretty good. Nice amber color with refreshing carbonation.

I look forward to trying more of Brew Dogs creations.

Bottom Line: You have to try Brew Dog at least once and this is a good place to start.

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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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5 A.M. Saint from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 705 ratings.