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5 A.M. Saint - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
86
very good

695 Ratings
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Ratings: 695
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 17
Gots: 102 | 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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Photo of grapetonix
3.63/5  rDev -5%
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.

Photo of Polasiuss
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of StaveHooks
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.

Photo of coldriver
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Photo of Discordian
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of alamode
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BeerHunter76
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of iemailjack
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of Vashtar
3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
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.

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kopinaton
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of asparkoflife
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of benbou17
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Photo of tbeckett
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.

Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Gobzilla
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of fostachild
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.

Photo of barnzy78
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

5 A.M. Saint from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 695 ratings.