5AM Saint

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Scotland, United Kingdom
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Ranked #48
Ranked #19,927
3.83 | pDev: 11.49%
Feb 16, 2022
Jan 03, 2010
Very Good
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Notes: Formerly 5 A.M. Saint + Five AM

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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4.25 by Spencer96 from Ohio on Feb 16, 2022
4.09 by BradtheGreat7 from Ohio on Jul 22, 2021
3.73 by DvdP from Netherlands on Nov 16, 2020
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3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by secondtooth from Indiana

Appearance: Tawny, burgundy amber, attractive and clean with nice fuzzy off-white head. Lovely web of lace.

Aroma: Fruity, hops accounted for! Unusual for an amber but certainly nice. “21st century red ale” indeed!

Taste: Ideal balance between toasty, biscuity malts and crisp citrus and fruity hops. Very enjoyable.

Feb 15, 2020
4.11 by Zeteckiller from Ireland on Feb 14, 2020
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4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Odysseas1989 from Cyprus

330ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber glass, with a small head of foam that dissipates quite quickly. Lacy foam clings to the side of the glass as you drink.

The smell is great. Roasted malts, toasted peanuts, caramel are the first scents that hit your nose, followed by faint coffee and herbal notes.

The taste is very moreish. Those roasty sweet smells are present in the flavor, and balanced by a gentle fresh tang.

Feels smooth on the tongue, with a dry finish.

Overall, a very moreish beer, whose balance of flavors makes it easy to drink more than one bottle.

Jan 13, 2020
3.53 by Houborg1 from Denmark on Dec 09, 2019
3.84 by tbeer40 from New Jersey on Aug 02, 2019
3.69 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Jul 22, 2019
4.08 by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania on Jul 15, 2019
3.72 by StoutColdAustin from Spain on Jun 22, 2019
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3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by izraelc from New York

Pours clear amber. Smells malty. Not much character with this one slightly malty with a light hop finish. Very smooth but a little weak. Could be better.

Jun 08, 2019
3.8 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio on May 26, 2019
3.81 by LXIXME from New Mexico on May 12, 2019
3.87 by lsudduth from Ohio on May 12, 2019
3.62 by smithj4 from New York on Apr 30, 2019
3.96 by davisrin from Ohio on Apr 26, 2019
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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of toasted caramel, pine and citrus. Sweet caramel malt and toffee with some subtle roasty notes and piney bitterness.

Apr 07, 2019
3.77 by Zylod from West Virginia on Mar 31, 2019
3.01 by golf4collet from West Virginia on Mar 22, 2019
3.77 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Mar 09, 2019
3.94 by travelguy from Ohio on Mar 02, 2019
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3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Buck89 from Tennessee

Poured into a snifter. A clear copper-ruby color with a medium sized tan head. The foam retreated a bit faster than expected. Aroma was soft malt with caramel, brown bread, a hint of toffee, and stone fruit. The taste was a bit underwhelming for me. Less malty flavor than I expected with more of a floral hop bitterness that dominated the palate. Feel was slightly watery.

Feb 25, 2019
3.77 by ovaltine from Indiana on Feb 24, 2019
4 by paulish from New York on Jan 22, 2019
3.19 by pang from France on Dec 15, 2018
4.25 by bmaggot from Lithuania on Dec 07, 2018
3.77 by flek from Massachusetts on Nov 03, 2018
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3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- Quite a rich chestnut colour. Crystal clear. Pours with off-white large-bubble 5mm head. Ongoing rising carbonation.
S- Pretty striking and clear. Rich citrus fruit smell, into puddingy sour cherries.
T- It's dryer than the colour and smell suggested, BUT mercifully it's not a contemporarily fashionable hop-bomb. Baked stone-fruit, plums, cherries.
F- It's feels perhaps lower ABV% than it looks. It comes over as balanced, clean and refreshing.
O- I like it, it's sessionable, slightly different, refreshing, and well-balanced, no aspects shout and dominate here. Now reading the lable I see it's 5%, hmm I'd guessed it as say 4.5%, it comes over as quite light to me. Would I buy it again, yes.
330ml bottle bought today from Sainsbury's, London, for £1.85. BB: 22/08/19

Oct 20, 2018
4.23 by Eltrandos from France on Oct 18, 2018
3.07 by Macamah from England on Oct 13, 2018
3.86 by matthieu_xyz from France on Sep 11, 2018
4.28 by Swoosl from Austria on Aug 20, 2018
3.57 by Shane-L-Waddell from Ohio on Aug 14, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

Taste: Dark malts, caramel, herbal, earthy, oak notes. Same with the nose. Copper hue, mostly clear, thin tan head with not much lace. medium body. Robust and malt forward.

Aug 04, 2018
3.25 by BdM from Netherlands on May 28, 2018
3.31 by shelby415 from Oregon on May 01, 2018
3.52 by trickykid from Russian Federation on Apr 27, 2018
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4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by miguebyte from Massachusetts

A very good beer in every sense. Maybe needs a little more body.. The taste vanishes in your mouth faster than other red ales I have tried.

Apr 22, 2018
4.35 by Robertas from Lithuania on Apr 21, 2018
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