5AM Saint | BrewDog

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by PartyBear on 01-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,342
Reviews:
275
Ratings:
871
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
202
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Photo of Eltrandos
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Macamah
3.07/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of matthieu_xyz
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Swoosl
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shane-L-Waddell
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of JonnyGoldsbrough
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shelby415
3.31/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of trickykid
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of miguebyte
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Robertas
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lelampp
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nephilium
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mild caramel aroma, pours a dark amber with red highlights and a dusting of tan head. Clean mild flavor, with hints of caramel and toffee. Just a hint of earthy hops, and a mild bitterness. Overall, a solid Irish red.

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Photo of herrklemann
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear red with a nice head. Very malty in aroma and taste. Medium body and carbonation. A very good Red Ale, heavy on the malt but still balanced. A nice beer to go with red meat. Bottle bought at Interspar Wienerstraße, Graz.

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Photo of tottel
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barnzy78
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, dated stamped 01/11/18. I had this one time many years ago, but I'm glad to see it back in a new format and brewed in Ohio. Pours reddish-brown with a creamy khaki head. Aroma is minimal until it warms, then caramel malt, brown sugar, toasted grain, and citric hops come out. Excellent balance of malt & hops with notes or caramel, burnt caramel, toasted grain, brown sugar, a hint of spicy rye along with some fruity and citric bitter hops. Medium body, resinous hops, ample carbonation, finishes well balanced. I always love a well hopped red ale, so this is right down my alley. I'll buy this again periodically.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schoolboy
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a great, interesting red, but it is not truly outstanding. I enjoy drinking this, but ...

It pours not nearly as red as many reds. There isn't much fizz. The aroma is a complex mix - plus a funky skunky that to me is one of the (unwanted) signatures of BrewDog, preceding their coming to the buckeye state.

The taste is also pretty complex - a mix of bitter plus sweet, with lots going on. The mouthfeel is about right, and does not linger beyond its welcome.

Recommended as a unique red.

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Photo of igl
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zlo
4.49/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SaltofOH
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can dated 12/6/17. CBF Tulip.

A: pours a dark amber, really red/burgundy with 1 finger of sandy beige head that fades quickly. Streams of visible carbonation. No lacing and lackluster retention.

S: has a very similar smell to the new generation of APAs: tropical, floral, resinous. What's different is a lightly toasted malt sweetness behind it. Similar to Ridge Trail or even as a way, way, way toned-down version of Alpha King. The can says berry and chocolate, and I do get those. Kind of red wine-like, to tell you the truth.

T: immediate hoppy arrival, followed by a light malty toastiness, then a floral note - almost soapy, but not quite.

M: lighter end of midweight, pretty high carbonation for the style, very, very clean finish.

O: I could drink this till the cows come home. Not as thick or as sweet as I might like my amber ales, this is perfect borderline beer - on the cusp between pale and amber. Too dark to be a pale ale, but kind of hoppy and refreshing to be an amber ale. I love it and plan on drinking lots more. I like Ridge Trail better, but get the feeling that will be harder to find.

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Photo of Nunya
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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5AM Saint from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 871 ratings