5AM Saint | BrewDog

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841 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:
841
Reviews:
268
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.46%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
191
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 841 |  Reviews: 268
Photo of der_meister
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ntanp91
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakeScully
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First time having this Scottish IPA tonight, bitter sweet chaos as read the bottles label. True! It's pretty good and enjoyable. Taste mostly berries, so the combination bitter/sweet. Cheers

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Photo of JoeBowles
4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has been my favorite beer ever since I tried is years ago, nothing in it's field has beat it yet. Bitter yet still light. no over powering aspects. It's a red ale I'vé managed to convert many non likers of the style to!

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Photo of desint
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Cherry red colour with a decent head of beige foam. A full nose of fruity aroma hops with notes of strawberry, tangerine and lychee. Taste is also very full of fruity flavours, together with a typical amber beer malt profile. A very rich taste for a beer with only 5.0 abv, nice. The insane amount of hop used here does some damage to the balance though. Mouth feel is a bit watery, but also very refreshing.

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Photo of Rollando
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Euroglot
3.31/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured to a teku glass.

A: The body is pure red with a half-finger beige head that has very low retention.
S: The aroma is great with hints of strawberry and redberries. Looking very good.
T: The taste is purely redberries with some hoppy profile and a bit of alcohol. Actually, I was not expecting to find alcohol in here which is kinda disappointing but everything else is acceptable.
M: The carbonation is very good and the smoothness of the beer feels very interesting indeed.
O: This might be the best fruit beer I've had. It's more conventional in the way of having red fruits but it's indeed great.

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Photo of Samco
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of harryhops
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stezz420
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Svingjo
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a coppery orange colour with a thin white head that dissipates very quickly. The nose leads with sweet malt, caramel and citrus hop finish. The taste has much of the same but with a more piney note and earthy bitterness. The carbonation is quite active and slightly overpowering. The taste started off balanced but then the bitterness took over. Would have been a better beer had the maltiness lasted a bit longer.

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Photo of sd123
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of salias
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Upfront coffee and cream with a strong,piney hop bitterniss
-caramel and juniper berries
-well carbonated
Finish is bitter and fairly thin.
Good Red Ale

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Photo of aleigator
3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Medium, foamy beige head with an amber, cherry color. Surprisingly intense hoppy aromas, containing orange, peach, apricot, hints of fig and malt undertones. Very refreshing, bitter, fruity hops from the beginning, going along with a high, metallic carbonation. Malt plays only a secondary role, aggressive, edgy hops define this ale. Nevertheless the malts belt both, hop and flashy carbonation, together. The end is a bit too watery, with no bitter-, nor fruitiness left, just the metallic taste of the carbonation is still on the palate. A light-bodied beer with a chewy, sparkling mouthfeel, and just a short moment, of warm, earthy amber ale feeling, after the first impression is settled. This adds a pleasant complexity to the beer and lets it stand out from a usual IPA.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy reddish copper color with a moderate amount of activity. Light creamy half a finger head, lasting around 5 to 10 minutes, with average legs. Flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, roasted sweet grains, caramel, butterscotch, tropical fruits, faint molasses, and herbal spices. Bready with a faint grassiness. Slick medium body with almost perfect crispy carbonation. Light to medium finish that lingers with burnt caramel sweetness, faint ginger and a grassy end. Lots of sweetness but with a nice bitter sharpness that makes it very fresh. A complex mix of malty, grassy, and roasted flavors that is simply delicious and highly accessible. Overall I find this one of the best BrewDog craft. You could almost drink this in the morning...like I did.

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Photo of thatsmyspot
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of FBorrego
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of S_McAteer_95
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

5AM Saint from BrewDog
3.84 out of 5 based on 841 ratings.
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