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RATINGS: 1185   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


3.6
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Tap at Andy’s. Clear orange, tannish head. Slightly fruity, malty aroma. Malty flavor and light, with a little carmel. Nothing special.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Tap: Amber, small white head, decent aroma of hops and citrus. Flavor is light, a little malt, mostly hops, and not very impressive hops at that. Watery mouthfeel and a slightly bitter finish. Not impressed.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2004
This beer just smells yummy. Very smooth, and in my opinion, pretty damn good!

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BBB63 (5743) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Amber hue with small fizzy head and okay lacing. The aroma has notes of light pine, floral, and grassy hops; toasted buttery malts, lemon and lime zest,and dusty yeast esters. The taste is mostly bitter and acidic, tart. Some malt balance but not enough in the end. The bitter character lingers on. The mouthfeel is very crisp and metallic. This beer just doesn’t work for me, something is just amiss with the taste and palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Tap - pours to reveal a beautiful beer: clinging white head on a deep reddish brown body. Slightly hoppy nose. Tastes of slight bisquit flavor and finishes with hops. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Nice color and an average aroma. Light head that seems to fade fast. Light hops and a hint of sweetness matches the bitterness well. Nothing out of the ordinary but pretty good stuff here.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Dark copper with a tiny white head. Citric hop and bread like malt aroma. Piney hop bitterness with a malty body. Nothing too exciting here, tastes more like a APA then an ESB.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10087) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Bottle - Appearance was light red hue with medium reddish-tan head. Aroma was hoppy with sweet malt tone. Medium body with a good blend of sweet and bitter. Short finish, but still very enjoyable brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Nice coppery color with a very nice (appley?) aroma. Nice mixture of the hoppy and the malty with a very smooth taste.


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