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5AM Saint | BrewDog

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3.83/5
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847 Ratings
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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:
#12,077
Reviews:
269
Ratings:
847
pDev:
11.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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26
Gots:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

330 ml bottle, Tesco's, Bristol - Pours clear dark amber with a medium white foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - Citrus at the front - grapefruit, light resin notes. Taste - Citrus as well, light malts, light resin in the middle leading to a light bitter finish. Solid enough but not a big hitter.

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3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Spike
2.86/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

From a 330ml bottle.

This is red, red, red. No copper, no burnt orange. The head recedes to an off-white cap but persists. Some lacing. Clear. Many individual streams of tiny bubbles.

A bit of sweet malt.

The label states "bitter sweet chaos". Some bitter, a little sweet, not much chaos. In truth, I would have preferred more chaos. Or more of anything really. This verging on bland.

Thin. Seems a little stale (despite 7 months of shelf life remaining).

Looks great. But everything was downhill after that. The marketing blurb states "berry and caramel riding alongside marmalade and chocolate - spice and toast jostle with lychee and biscuit". Hmm. Biscuit? Yes. Caramel? A little. The rest? Not so much. Brewdog guys totally focused now on marketing over brewing.

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3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy dark amber color, one finger off white head, superb lacing, plenty of carbonation.

S: Hops, tropical fruits.

T: Hops, malts.

F: Easily drinkable, refreshing.

O: Decent beer but not a standout by any means.

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

Photo of AleSan
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap last summer... Amber color with ruby light reflects, fine and medium clearly beige head... Aroma: grapefruit, caramel some pine's resins... Taste: resins, citrus, caramel, light red fruit, medium body, strong carbonation, nice balance between hops and malts...

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a ruby brown with smallish head that leaves spotty lace. Nose is malty and marmalade, kind of earthy and herbal as well, but doesn't really pop from the hops like you'd hope. Taste is well rounded between malt and hops, although is a bit soft on the IBUs. Seems to alternate between malty and a pale ale between sips. Overall, a very likable and drinkable beer, but doesn't excite me.

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Photo of opieo
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful copper transparent color. Slight floral smell. Tastes like your basic pale ale. Expected a bit more flavor and complexity. I guess a IBU of around 50 to 60. A nice easy drinking brew with a meal or refreshing on a warm day.

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5AM Saint from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 847 ratings
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