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RATINGS: 1297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Pours a nice reddish orange color. Aromas of nice citrus/grapefruit hops and sweet malts. Flavor starts nice crisp bitter hop and then mellows to a nice dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Dark reddish tan in color with a small off white head. Spicey but minimal aroma. Smooth flavor but with some bitterness in the backend. Its ok but doesn’t do too much for me.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Bottle. Sour yeast aroma. Nice amount of hops but, the finish is a bit flat. Good body and a bit of fizzyness. Very drinkable!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Sawtooth has a nice aroma, and tastes a very bitter, hoppy beer. There is a hint of chocolate without the sweet. It develops a full foamy head that lingers on the glass.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mnurda (1180) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 9, 2006
A great tasting beer. Just bitter enough. Just enough hops. Just enough carbonation. Wish we could get it here.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (8165) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2006
Bottle at The Rover, February 7, 2006. Dark amber color. Very hoppy scent and flavor. I must praise it due to the hoppy character, only problem is that this kind of hops is not my cup of tea at all. Well worth sampling though!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2006
commercial description is pretty accurate on this one. problam was I ordered this at Old Chicago. After being served the beer without a glass and then having to wait 10 minutes to finally get it, I was brought a frosted mug! By the time it was at the "proper" temperature, it was almost time to leave. amber color with a good foamy head, toasty malt and decent hop bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a soapy off-white ehad. The aroma is smooth malt and faint earthy hops. The flavor is mostly sweet malt, but not very strong. There are also some earthy hops and a general ashiness that especially comes out in the aftertaste. Not bad, but no tparticulaly satisfying.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10778) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
Red amber ale with a white head. Sweet malt aroma with floral hops. Good nutty malts in mouth with floral hops. More of a brown ale in taste. Good stuff. Mondial 2005.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2006
This beer has an aroma consisting of roasted grain, nuts and berries in the background. It is a copper colored solution that pours a good thick off-white head. This beer is thin and offers a taste of toasted sour dough bread that is a tad bitter which fades to fast leaving a nutty taste lingering.


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