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RATINGS: 1347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Bottled. Amber with a thick white head. Descent retention and creaminess. Aroma has citrus, graitfruit and caramel. Taste was well balanced with a good maltiness. Pleasant bitterness. Good session beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MattShizzle (590) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Bottle - from sampler pack. So-so. Not much flavor. A little bitter, but poor hop flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - SEP 26, 2006
The 12 ounce bottle poured a delightfully clear reddish amber beverage with a modest creamy off-white head that was mostly diminishing but left good lacing on the glass. The aroma was well balanced. There was a predominant hop presence with some maltieness detectable underneath. The body was medium with lively carbonation and a smooth crisp, rather dry texture. The flavor started off ... what else ... bitter but not too bitter. A few moments later, a light sour character crept in. This was soon washed over by the pleasant bitterness which then lasted throughout the long finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2727) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2006
On the whole a somewhat boring amber/pale ale. Poured an appealing red-amber, with a good two finger head. Aroma focused toward the malt end, with notes of butterscotch and caramel. Flavor similar, but some spicy flavoring hops are brought out. Although indistinct, they serve the purpose to provide counterpoint to the caramelized malts. Finish just barely bitter, again revealing the malt leaning tendencies of this one. Despite that, the malts are not especially featured, and the beer approaches blandness, definitely boringness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2006
This was a good ESB. Real easy to drink, went down nice, dry bittering finish. Session brew here

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jefcon (1604) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Amber-hued with a little lacing. Aromas are heavy on hopcit. Bitter bite, with a hoppy center and a fading malt finish that’s woodsy and warm. Hops are a bit soapy. Quite "wet" on the finish. There is a bit of mineral in the flavor profile which is kind of nice. Overall, however, not in the class of ESB it aspires to be.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Bottle Cold Electro Lounge, Nice sweet malty aroma with subtle hops, great light malt tastes with decent hops quite nice and infact quite good for and American ESB not too hoppy but good amounts of malts. I prefered this one over Bridgeport ESB.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tulsajeep (12) - USA - SEP 10, 2006
Looks much better than it tastes. Certainly bitter but tastes very watery initially.. I wouldn’t call it well balanced at all. Doubt I’ll buy more.

2.9
   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
Didn’t 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 that’s melted. What a disappointement from its malty nose to its actual lack off lavor.

3.4
   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.


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