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
Ratings:
836
Reviews:
266
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
190
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 836 |  Reviews: 266
Photo of monkist
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cebeci88
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WesMantooth
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
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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Photo of DJ-Hophead
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
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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Photo of Wer34truh
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spike
2.86/5  rDev -25.5%
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. Dark amber is what it is. 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 totally focused now on volume over quality.

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Photo of JPadilla
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rex_4539
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
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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Photo of mtbdonn
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AleSan
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
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 -1.6%
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 -4.4%
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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Photo of Oleg85
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dalv
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DypsoBubble
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Taste just like punk to me. Nothing new about this. Ok it is nice but so is punk. I'm starting to think that Brewdog are just a big bag of tartan flatus.

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Photo of mjgsilva
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Epiktetos
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zach122
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint.
Pours clear red/amber with thick golden head, good retention.
Smell - biscuity malts, american hops - citrus, pine, tropical fruits.
Taste - caramel malts, fruits and moderately bitter hops.
Light, well-balanced, vivid.

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Photo of yaron73
4.78/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Omniwar
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daydesiang
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle. Smell fruity. Taste of some citrus and very little bitter. Medium to full bodied. Mix feeling about this however this is my first red ale, so maybe I don’t know wat to expect from it. Somehow refreshing.. Hmm maybe 3.5?

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Photo of qcghost
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5AM Saint from BrewDog
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