5AM Saint | BrewDog

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Scotland, United Kingdom

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

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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

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

Photo of Tschude
4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dandy14
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of untitledeuphoria
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zacroyce
3.02/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.26/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Review: 330ml Bottle of BrewDog 5 A.M. Saint: ABV: 5%

This is what is said in their description of this beer

“5am Saint is The Holy Grail of red ales. At BrewDog we are on a mission to open as many people’s eyes as possible. Cast away any aspersions and let the crook of BrewDog be your guide in a whirlwind of conformity and mediocrity. Once this ruby liquid forms a foamy halo around your glass, you’ll never want to look back”
That’s a load of bollix, isn’t it!!

Comes in a typical BrewDog design. The label decked out in a strong red, with usual style of distinctive lettering and logo. I do like their labels and bottle layout, its eye catching and colourful.

On pour got a nice big decent sized frothy head, pouring a deep ruby reddish coloured beer, dark red/purple, Not much carbonation, very slight amount. Head dies a little but maintains throughout which is good. Some good lacing present. Looks ok, nothing special.

Loved the smell, a really nice aroma. Got a hint of fruit…..grapefruits and blackberries. Lovely,, lovely smell. Malty and fruity aromas but not overpowering, just right.

So what about the taste, any good?

Well certainly very hoppy and strong in taste, a lot of flavours on the old taste buds, but nothing that would be extraordinary

Very typical of the craft beer style beers, overloaded with hops. Also got a lot of the sweet malts.

Can taste the fruits, grapefruits and berries

Is a slow burner and was slowly getting to appreciate it in the end. It certainly is a very tasty beer and its ok if this is your kind of thing, but I like my traditional red ales, and I do drink them a lot when I’m home in the old country, but this is no where that level. Also nothing to compete with Sierra Nevada efforts. A tad bit disappointing truth be told considering how much hype surrounds their beers.

A bit of a dry bitter finish to the beer. Definitely wasn’t sessionable for me. Ok, if you like this sort of shite, I don’t!! Truth be told it is very bland and nothing new or exciting.

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TwiggyCZ
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dazka
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a rustic dark red color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dies off at a decent pace. Moderate lacing. The aroma had some caramel/toffee malts up front with a touch of grassy to resinous bitter hoppiness. Touch of earthiness. Subtle chocolate. The flavor yields to the sweetness initially through the malts. Resin bitterness touches gracefully in the background. Slightly crisp malty to bitter hoppy aftertaste. Quick malty finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Moderate crisp carbonation feels it’s way out over my tongue. ABV feels appropriate. Overall, nicely done amber ale that I would have again.

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Photo of monkist
4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cebeci88
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WesMantooth
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Draft pour at the taproom

It is a beautiful beer. A crystal clear, deep crimson red with a pillowing beige head that has incredible retention.

The aroma is a bit on the hoppier side. Some floral and grapefruit notes with some toffee and nutty aromas too. The malts are noticeable, but moreso in flavor where the bready toasted grains balance the hop profile a little. There is a nice rich toffee taste along with a little tea flavor.

Crisp body. Well carbonated. Very solid amber ale overall

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