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RATINGS: 1220   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12323) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled
Copper brown, small off-white head. Some American hops in the nose with malty background, not very strong. Malty with light hoppyness. Quite balanced pale ale, but not very interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Pours a light amber/copper with a thin head. Aroma is light sweet caramel malts and some hints of floral hops. Slightly citrusy wheet beer flavor with a tart finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2005
pretty average esb...............went well with the stuffed pizza i ate with it

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2005
12z bottle. 11/16/04 bottled. Light amber color, good effervescense. Quickly dissipating tan-milky head. Whole lotta hop in the nose, with a citrus undertone. Iím pretty sure that this is "proper" drinking temperature. Itís been sitting out for about 30 mins. Dry hop but itís all at the front of the mouth. Finish is lingering with the light roasted malt flavor coming through. An almost reversed flavor profile with the mouth feel being the hops and the finish the malts. But, hey, most southpaws (myself included!) tend to be a lil backwards!

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smoke3Smokes (72) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Not too bad, but not too good either. Pretty bitter and low alcohol content. I want to get drunk!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Started drinking this at fridge temp (perhaps I should have waited for it to warm up). At any rate...bottled on 3/05. poured a maple and amber color. The aroma had light grain malts and mild hops, though I detected some sharper hints underneeth. Tasted citrus peal hops and light grain malts. Fairly well balanced actually. Body was fine for the style. Overall this was a straight forward brew. Nothing fancy but simple and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Pouris clear amber with medium off white head...smell is grapefruit citrus and soapy pine hoppiness...taste is bread dough and sweet at first, fading into a citrus hop bitter finish...nice balance...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Well they advertise this beer as well balanced but that wasnít my experience. The aroma was very sweet and the flavor was as well. There werenít enough hops in the beer to balance out the sweet flavor and this hardly reminded me of any of the ESBís I have tried previously. Very boring.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Draught. Copper color with thin wite head. Citrus aroma. Caramel malty flavor without sweetness. Hop flavor and mild bitterness. A good beer.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - JUL 25, 2005
bottled, amber hue, hugely bitter but doesnít have the body to back it up. drink it warm helps, but still unbalanced.


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