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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26
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of rx-beer
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Cristal-clear amber-brown with an inch of off-white head that fades to a nice ribbon. Thin lacing and little carbonation.

S - Floral hops with some toffee malts.

T - Mild hoppy grapefruit bitterness gracefully balanced by sweet toffee malts.

M - Mild to moderate carbonation and a medium body.

O - I have to say that I’ve yet to try a Scottish beer that has let me down, and this one is not the exception. This is one of those reds that tends towards a pale ale, but isn't quite as bitter, which is what I like about it. Very drinkable and makes for a nice session beer. Would have this one again.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the 330mL bottle into a pint glass in front of Jing An Temple in Shanghai China.

A: The beer is a murky brown with some carbonation that looks a bit like sediment. Head is light tan, foamy, and stays less than a minute.

S: Some sort of fruit, caramel malts and toast. Light butter character. Not much hop in here.

T: More like a brown ale. Light character. Toast but with a lightly bitter finish. Seems also a bit like a bitter. A good "one more beer" drink. Light but flavorful. Pleasant. Hard to place my finger on the character of this beer.

M: A bit thin

O: Hard to pin down. This is kind of all over the place. Not bad, especially in China, but not my first choice in other settings.

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Photo of Dave1999
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber reddish colour with a foamy white head.

The smell is sweet and malty.

The taste is sweet and malty upfront finishing bitter.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

A very good representation of the style, very tasty.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330mL bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-sensitive.

APPEARANCE : Hazy copper with yellow tints, off-white head that lasts, pretty tightly packed - not as much as a cream ale, but pretty close. A perfectly okay look, nothing extraordinary, but appetizing.

SMELL : This already gets more interesting. First nose is malt sharpened up by a surprisingly high amount of hop aromas. Second nose releases something more vegetal, with some shy notes reminding me of sauvignon blanc. Third nose definitely gets the malt going up and wild. The hops leave the foreground while still staying very present.

TASTE : Very sharp, very dry. The hops are all around the mouth with some big malt hitting through here and there. The herbal side of hops are definitely the foreground. Lingering taste of thin caramel malt. Firm fruity character backed up by barley sugar.

MOUTHFEEL : The sharpness of the hops give this beer the substance it needs - without the hops, it would've felt thin and watery. Carbonation is well balanced, though a bit too lively for my taste. A few swings around the glass and that's solved.

OVERALL : I'm glad I tried this beer. I had a full 24 bottle case ordered on private import and even though I enjoy it very much, I don't think I'd order another case. Don't think I'd have this beer in a bar either, unless it's the most interesting product. After 3-4 bottles spread over a few days, you've pretty much been around this beer through and through. Not the best BrewDog product I've had, though still a pretty good beer, worth trying.

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