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RATINGS: 1345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sawtooth Ale is an English style Extra Special Bitter. It is an extremely well balanced beer, with significant hop character, medium body, and a maltiness which increases in evidence as the beer warms to its "proper" drinking temperature. . The water used is quite hard, bringing it to near Burton on Trent levels, keeping it true to the style. This gives it the appropriate character and improves the malt extract significantly.
2000 to 2009 vintages - 4.75% abv
2010 vintage - 5.3% abv


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
coldbrewky (1648) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Bottle: Pours a lightly cloudy amber and results in a lightly flowery nose with a nice dense head. Sticky ring lacing. Lily pad effect of carbonation. Unfortunatly this is where all the fun ended for me. Thinner body surrounded by hops hops and some alkaline stuff. If it gets better when warmer , maybe I should have put it in a microwave or let it sit in the sun. Pass.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (2139) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2007
On tap at the Microfestivus ’07... Deep dark amber pour with a diminishing, minimal head that leaves spotty lace. Some caramel and an almost baby powder/airy nose. Caramel malts open up as the brew warms, backed with a biscuity mid-palate and a touch of copper. A nicely dry bitter finish adds a burnt biscuit touch. Although the flavors are well-balanced and decently integrated, the palate is a bit out-of-balance. The body is a bit thin and the mouthfeel a little watery. This seems to start down the right path, but lacks some substance to see it to fruition.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2755) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2007
bottle Dark amber colour. Big, frothy head, nice lacing. Biscuit aroma with lots of resinous Cascade hops. Flavour is resinous Cascade hops with notes of salty liquorice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (16886) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle. Amber/orange color, nice offwhite head. Nice malty and nutty aroma with hoppy grassy notes. Hoppy flavor, some spices, citric, grassy and a bit dry. Hoppy metallic finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
viciousg42 (46) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2007
good and amberish color. hoppy to an intersting point. didnt let me down. left hand hardly ever gets any of my attention, since the first one ive tried was the ginger beer. which was crap.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CheersMate (1335) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2007
A sweet malty and hoppy aroma. I love the subtle sweet aroma it is actually a nice touch to a Premium Bitter beer. The aroma is not really strong, so that requires the drinker to take a strong whiff. I am also noticing a slight caramel smell. Decent aroma I’d say. The beer also has the appearance of caramel. I really like the dark color it is a nice touch, but nothing amazing. A weak flavor if you ask me. It has the sweet taste and hop flavor that were in the aroma, but it does provide a strong taste. Sweet before taste and a bitter hoppy after taste that reminds me of a pale lage hop. Kind of weird but the taste is mediocre. A smooth beer. The palate is decent. The beer overall is good, but I wouldn’t drink it on a regular basis for the hops or for the sweet flavor. Okay beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6475) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2007
Bottled. Hazy amber with a small, off-white head. Fruity and grassy in both aroma and flavour. Light and fresh. Citric and flowery hoppiness. Fine bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a one finger off-white head that lasts leaving good lacing. Aroma of floral hops, light caramel, and fresh biscuits. Taste is light caramel, floral hops, and light biscuit. Medium mouthfeel and well balanced bitterness. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
estoves2 (98) - SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2007
Bottle.Pours a clear amber body with a three finger creamy/fizzy head that fades to a thin layer of foam. Aroma of floralhops and caramellmalt. Flavors is of mostly citrus hops and little weaker tones of floraly hoppines. A great tone of caramel is there to. Some metallic in it. Palate is thin and chewy and pretty sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (6347) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2007 Bottle (355 ml) bought at Systembolaget. Deep clear amber, medium fluffy off-white head. Caramelly and slightly earthy malt aroma, with floral and citric hops. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. Lingering bitterness. A good try at an English style ale, but rather a Special Bitter than an ESB.


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