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RATINGS: 1184   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
Dark amber appearance, with a decent white head. Malt and caramel flavor. Not a bad beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smoosh (535) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2004
Bottle - very nice refreshing hop aroma. I really enjoyed just sitting and smelling this brew! Yeah, I’m a little weird. Copperish-bronzish color with a quickly dissipating white head. The flavor matches the aroma. Nicely malty with a hop finish. I want more!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Left hand is a beer that I’ve really enjoyed. Hope this one lives up to the others that preceeded this one. Nice hoppy, malty beer. Tea leaf undertone. Left hand makes great beer, this one is good but its not the style of beer I normally consume. Good effort for this one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Copper colored, small diminishing head. Light nose with appricots, some grassy hops, light butter. Medium sweet flavor, some peach/apricot, fairly bitter. Middle of the road session stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Clear coppery appearance, good head formation. Grapefruit juice aroma, mild malt and grain. Lightly biscuity malt paalate, slight grain, plenty of hops, lemon, grapefruit finish, fairly strong bite. Smooth balance in the aftertaste against the emphasised citric finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Watery, slightly hoppy. Bitter. Some yeast, malt flavors. Unexciting. Not a very good ESB.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Pretty good beer. Darker amber appearance, with a good size white head. Good hoppy aroma. Flavor stands out very well, although not too much like an ESB. A slight yeasty flavor. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Decent little ale, full head nice color. Tasted slightly hoppy and a little malty, enjoyable.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Light clear amber. Watery, sweet, sugary, some faint hint of hops at the finish. This needs more than the hard water to bring it up to par with other ESBs!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2004
On tap at Andy’s. Clear orange in color with a nice head. Fruity and malty aroma. Flavor is light. Ok beer.


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