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RATINGS: 1183   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2004
I don't think I'm feeling this ale tonight. It's sharp in front and has a smooth and bready finsh which qualifies it as a nice bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6024) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2004
Bottle pours brownish amber with virtually no head but with minor lacing.   Many trails of carbonation eminating from the bottom.   Light malty aroma, as well as a faint cidery nose.   Initial taste is not as malty as the aroma suggests, rather watery in fact.   Mouthfeel thin, finishes with an ever so slight hop & malt flavor.   Easily drinkable, but a bit weak on the flavors.   Thanks goes out to acrodizer for the trade!


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2004
Nice red amber hue. Faint hoppy aroma. Initial taste is of sweet bitter hops. Malt to me is'nt too evident but the balance is well intentioned. A smooth bitter ale.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Braudog (5486) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Copper orange and a really thin head. Light aroma. Decent caramel and lightly hopped flavor. Smooth but disappointingly flat (both actually and figuratively).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Nice amber color and an aroma of malt and hops. Almost an APA, but not quite. Well balanced, drinkable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Well made and better than the average American ale. Not too hoppy, or malty, it fits the style of a bitter rather well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Bottled: Had a malt aroma and flavor and went down smoothly. Lightly hopped.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bac080 (398) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Has a sawdust flavor at first, but maybe that was the power of suggestion.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Not too bad. Nothing really great as far as bitters go, but I wouldn't pass it up if it were offered.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Deep amber coloring with a mild malty aroma. A hoppy, slightly bruity flavor with a nice sweet malty finisy. Tasty.


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