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RATINGS: 1301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Draft. Fruity aroma. Pretty good palate, but a little too much carbonation. Good flavor, initially of fruit and then followed by bittering hops. Well done bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Sweet malt aroma.Pours a medium copper with a large off white head.Got some hops and sweet malt in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a little bit of a hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CigarsLoveBeer (153) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2007
Bottle: Aroma has strong ham, pine, cinnamon, smoke, and breakfast pastry notes, which I found very pleasing. Started out with muted biscuit malts, which were followed by a building sourdough aspect that combined quite nicely towards the finish with the hops. The finish is really nice, however. The hops start out mild, but then build to a very dry, clean, long bitter finish, with some mild fruitiness. As the beer warms, I tasted more sweet malts and some nuttiness, all balanced out quite well by the finish. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyZ (90) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Great beer. Refreshing. nice bitter balance. Better taste than aroma. Aroma is not very evident. Smooth, well carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Bottle. Pours a copper color with a decent sized beige colored head. Aroma is caramel malts, floral hops, light citrus. Flavor is the same. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, bitter finish, crisp and refreshing. Good session.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Clear light amber body with a small frothy white head. Sweet caramel aroma. Sweet malty flavor with some caramel and a bit of light citrus and floral bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foxbush (1461) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 This was steal the glass night at Capital Ale House. The ESB was good. It had a nice head and an inviting deep golden color. The bitterness was mild and could have been stronger. It is a balanced beer that is drinkable at anytime of day. This was purchased by bottle on 9/4 form Total Wine. It is better ale than last time.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2007
bottle, easy to drink but no real memorable taste to speak of. passed it on to the roommate after a few sips.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass, burnt orange with a medium off-white head. The aroma is of hops, citrus and perhaps a touch of orange peel. The taste is dominated by hops with a touch of bitterness. Drinkable, but not memorable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2007
24-Feb-07 12oz bottle from sampler 12-pk. Bronze-amber color, clear, with beige head of tight foam that lasts and laces in sheets. Aroma is plain, a bit mineral, and toasted malts (pretzel). No significant hop character in aroma of flavor until a quick dry finish. Stuff is pretty dry front to back, actually. Nothing to write home about.


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