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RATINGS: 1235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlagstoneHill (213) - Erie, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Bottle... ...Med Copper color, crystal clear, lt tan head... ...hints of maltiness, toast, herby hoppiness.. ..medium bitterness and sweetness. bitter finish... ... prickly carbonation, medium body... ...Straightforward ESB. Clean flavors, well balanced

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jigglyjock (161) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2005 Roasted malts, a nice bitter hop finish, and a smooth medium body mouthfeel. Nice oragne brown color with a moderate, soft, fine,white head. A very well balanance ESB.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alabamajohn (67) - Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2005
This is a decent brew, and perhaps a little underrated. A little hop bite, with a little sweetness and malt. It is thin, but I think that’s what makes it a good session beer. Drink the whole bomber yourself.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2005
On draft. Slightly rocky off- white head that mostly diminishes. Nice lacing, especially for a medium-bodied beer. It was clean and well hopped. Try it with your favorite pizza!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Serendipitous, indeed. Clear caramel color , medium head. Well balanced and a bit on the sweet side. Transparent hops, slick in the throat. Easy to drink. Would make a nice transitional beer for those willing to move on from Shiner Bock.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Clear copper, medium off white head. Sweet estery aroma. Medium mouthfeel, very light carbonation. Sweet caramel with a hint of grass or hay. Very lightly bittered. Something about the flavor of this just didn’t suit me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2005 Light carbonation, thin head and mild lacing. Not a very polychromatic beer; boring amber color throughout. The nose has a caramel corn/mixed nut holiday pack aroma with some toffee. The flavor is a bit bland with mild sweetness and earthy malt and fruity hops. Finishes medium bodied, a bit watery with nothing in the tail that really makes this memorable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4770) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of robertsreality via trade. Aroma has notes of cookie dough, caramel, and the slightest hints of citrus. Pours a transparent reddish-orange with a small off-white ring for a head. Very matly up front. Lots of caramel and cookie dough. Finishes with some light flowery bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2005
Copper Coloring with White Ring. Light Hoppy Aroma. Easy Going Malty Taste and Equally Subtle Hops. Dry Finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
legion242 (2174) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2005
A pretty nice little ale. Not quite to an ESB level, but very drinkable with mild hops.


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