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RATINGS: 1349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dsnutz (71) - dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Sawtooth Ale pours a cloudy copper color, with a light white head with a little bit of lacing. This was my first ESB and I rather enjoyed it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Malt leads over the hops. I was thirsty when I drank this -- quite drinkable. Slight medicinal edge to it and finish wasn’t as good as rest.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Bought at Capones in Norristown. Pours copper with a slight haze. Biscuit and earthy hop aroma. Sweet flavor but not cloying or sticky..clean with a good hop balance. Caramel malts and nutty flavor like a toasted victory malt followed by a nice mellow spicy hop finish. Very nicely balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Dark copper. 3cm frothy white head. Nice lacing. Light earthy bitterness and biscuity caramel with a touch of honey. Light/medium body, balanced carbonation. Decent session brew.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conor23 (110) - Elgin, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Very mild aroma, nice red/brown color. Strong hoppiness but not too bitter, and a nutty sweetness as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrdeath5493 (113) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Brown and translucent. Smooth and refreshing. Malty, slightly bitter, and very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2007
Dark amber colored, medium sized light brown head. Chocolate, toffee, caramel, strong bitter hops in aroma, slight lemon also there. Medium bodied. Flavor is sweeter with caramel and also good hops, flowers and some sourness too. Aftertaste is hopped, still slightly watery flavored. Biting carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3458) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Pours a clear copper color. Aroma is a bit sweet-molasses, caramel. Taste is nice mix of bitterness and sweetness. Very nicely balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Sampled on cask in May of 2006: Pours a slightly hazy copper mahogany with a thin, nicely-lacing white head. Aroma has good authentic toasty caramel maltiness and nice bitter hoppy balance. Body starts with a sweeter toasty, almost biscuity malty presence and good English hoppy flavor. Very drinkable and fairly authentic.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2007
22oz bomber. burnt orange colour when held to the light. strong aroma - somewhere between butterscotch, sweet caramel, and molasses with a paralleled scent of brown sugar and maple syrup - i want to pour this aroma on my pancakes. the one thing about bitters is that they never are bitter. in fact, this is quite the opposite, revealing its brown sugar taste the moment it hit my lips. the hops here are magnificent, as they enhance the beer without dominating the sugary malts. its commercial description is one of the few that are actually accurate. the finish here is smooth, and not domineering, and leaves a mellow aftertaste for the palate to enjoy. drinkability: 8 of 10.


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