5AM Saint | BrewDog

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842 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
Ratings:
842
Reviews:
269
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.46%
 
 
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Photo of BEERchitect
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Powerfully red but drinkably bright, Brewdog's "Red Ale" acutely captures the essence of the British Isles with its deeply toffen taste along with their brash American influence with a heavy hand of pine.

Rusty-red in its pour, the ale soon layers with a bronze and maroon saturation in body, but a sepia stain in its heady hues. Blanketing the surface with ease, the froth creeps up the glass with a scattering of fingerling lace.

Its sharp and toasted scent kicks off with the heavy aroma of American hops- citrus rind, muddled pine needles and a sappy nose opens the olfactories while a savory undertow of toasted bread, toasted pecan, peanut brittle and maple ground the hops and offer up a savory character that's certain to open up in taste.

And that taste is laden with deeply caramelized flavors- everything from "Cracker Jacks" candy to honey-crusted almonds, burnt toffee and straight-up bread toast all lay on the early palate with a robust sweetness. Its middle waivers just a little in order to offer a hoppy balance that's greeted with white grapefruit and bitter orange peel that trend even more bitter, resinous and decidedly piney in the ales closure.

Its creamy-dry body shows richness early. But after a proper and sweet introduction, the ale shifts gears and trends drying, toasty, and deeply resinous as the sweetness fades, the carbonation recedes and its honeycomb malt structure is left to dry with alcohol warmth and the woodsiness of saw dust.

Where classic Irish Red Ales might approach this measure of savory caramelization and toast; and where American Ambers might attempt such hoppiness- never have both been captured in the same glass... until now. Great job Brewdog! Great job!

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

BrewDog 5 am Saint has a thick, soapy, cream-colored head, a very hazy, rust red/brown appearance, and some splotchy lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, pungent, tea-like malt, hop oil, and a bit of citrus. Taste is of those elements, with an overriding tannic character, bread crust, and a pleasant and noticeable, but not harsh, hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and BrewDog 5 am Saint finishes semi-dry and easy going.

RJT

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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

an amber ale with red tinted zeepig foam suit smelling grapefruit pineapple caramel malt toffee and candied nuts than I taste grapefruit and tropical fruit soft caramel malt flavor and character hopblad

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 330ml bottle into a tulip pint.

A: Pours a clear dark amber, with a bubbly beige head. The head dissipates reasonably fast, leaving a thick ring around the glass.
S: Cereal grains with some caramel, light nuttiness and a bit of toast/roast. Black licorice. A little bit of dark fruitiness in the background as well.
T: Malty. Definitely some biscuit, also a fair amount of toast/light roast. A bit of caramel. Good aftertaste of biscuit and cereal malts.
M: Feels thin at first, but coats the mouth nicely. Carbonation is good for style, maybe on the high side.

Overall: great beer, always a joy to drink.

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5AM Saint from BrewDog
3.84 out of 5 based on 842 ratings.
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