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RATINGS: 1316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle. Aroma not all that impressive toasted malts and some hops. Poured a copperish hue with white head. Flavor is about standard for a bitter which I happen to like. Palate was just a tad above watery but smooth easy drinking. Overall this was okay by me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2006 As advertised; very well balanced ale with a nice blend of simple malt flavors that really complement each other as well as the hops which are equally impressive. Maltly caramel flavors with many light fruit notes. Medium bodied smooth drink. Small, long lasting head. Enjoyable in every way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5591) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright bronze color with a medium sized yellow-tan head. The aroma is sweet, nutty and has a moderate floral and fruity hop presence. The flavor is crisp fruity hops followed by a tangy and nutty malt base with a bitter hoppy finish. Pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2006
Bottled. Amber color with small head. Sweet and malty aroma with notes of toffee and orange. Sweetish flavor with malt, minerals, toffee, orange and melon. Mild bitterness. Basic lightly hopped ale.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2006
not bad but not great pretty stale and not much exciting goin on here average i guess for the style i guess ive been into the real dark and stormies lately

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
iskirwan1 (66) - monument, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2006
pours a reddish brown with foamy white ,long lasting.a nice hoppy aroma with some sweetish malts.taste is clean slighty bitter and malty prickley carb. overall I like it I will probley get it again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2006
Bottled. Fresher than the last Left Hand i had for sure. Good lacing and a nice looking beer - copper orange. Great aroma of malt, peat, caramel and yank hops. Malt and hops fairly well balanced throughout but perhaps a touch to astringent to finish. A touch of grapefruit but overall not enough fruit for me. Not bad for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt, nuts, and caramel. Flavor of malt, nuts, and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Pours a clear medium amber color with an off white head and sticky lacing. Malt and grass in the nose. Smooth and balanced malty flavor. Good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Deep copper-brown color with a thin head. Mildly sweet caramel malt flavors and low carbonation. The finish has just enough hops to prevent it from being cloyingly sweet. Not bad for the style, but ESB just isn’t that exciting.

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