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RATINGS: 1329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Didnít like this one so much. In the commercial deScription I very much likethe phrase the ater uded is quite hard,,,the water used is quite watery ...this is like a ice tea with too much ice thatís melted. What a disappointement from its malty nose to its actual lack off lavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yemntftb (106) - USA - AUG 24, 2006
Bottled. Hoppy Aroma/hoppy taste. Very good beer with a dry finish. A nice ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2006
(Tap) Pours amber. Hoppy aroma and taste with mostly hops in the taste. Nice mouthfeel and a nice dry finish. A very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Not really impressed with this beer. I get a wierd tea flavor out of it. And the rest is just bland. Not a whole lot going on from a brewery that I have had much better from.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (3804) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2006
bottle - Pours light amber with a good malty aroma and a trace of citrus. Thereís some good hops flavor and mild malt, but overall just not enough flavor in general. This ale was surprisingly watery. Itís okay, but left me wanting something stronger.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Pours golden honey w/ medium spritzy froth. Aroma is hoppy with aged malt. Medium nectar with ample residual effers. Well let me tell you, this brew is bittered w/ strong flavors from the aged wood, tobacco, rusted iron part of the spectrum. HARD WATER! I think I aquired a kidney stone from just one bottle. I didnít enjoy this at all. I have found the TRUE English style is more to my liking. This is a poor example of an English style. Itís rustic yes but not in the least bit soft and lucious like grandmas old pillow. It is bitter however, from start to finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SGTHibbert (100) - Perry, Iowa, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Awesome. This beer is quite tasty. Nice molasses nose. Huge notes of bread, oats, walnuts, honey, bread and dough. Slight hoppiness. Beautiful apperance, creamy head good lacing, great color of reddish brown. This is one of the best beers of this type I have tasted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Bottle. Watery all around. Not overly - good in any manner. Looked pretty ok - smelled pretty ok. But the lack of body and flavor was astonishing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Wholly uninspiring beer. Nicely balanced though not overly complex. More like a lager than anything else. Completely non-offensive though also unmemorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5582) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2006
When I bought this beer I got it just because I had never tried it had no idea what they style was when I opened it without reading any reviews. The aroma was much like a lager but much more complex. I got some fruitiness and malts. A nice copper pour with a light off white head. A flavor of sweet malt with a nice bitter finish. Just a little over carbonated for me but a good beer.

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