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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Very malty aroma, with a slightly sweet tinge. Good body with flavors of barley, and some fruity citrus, slightly bitter, not as much as some ESB’s. Foggy amber color with a medium foamy tan head that leaves a ring around the glass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Ripe citrus aroma, with some floral hops coming through as well. An appealing taste of many different fruits at the center of this beer. Malt profile is slightly chewy, this is a well balanced beer that you can really wrap your palate around. Satisfying with a ingratiating lingering aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. An orange tint with a nice off-white head. Bit sweeter than most ales, but a very good aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7049) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Gift from Aurelius on his travels. 22 oz bomber. Dark orange pour, slightly murky with a silky smooth off-white head. Clean, floral fresh aroma with just a hint of spruce. Flavor is very melony with pears mixed in. Solid, subtle bitterness which makes for good session material. Good, solid sticky mouthfeel. Enjoyed this at the beach - Cape San Blas, Fl.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (12806) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Bottle poured a clear light amber with a large lasting ivory head. Aromas of graininess, carmel and light hints of citrus. Palate waslight bodied and crisp. Flavors of grain, light carmel and a bit of citrus with a lingering lightly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowe1983 (1480) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Pours an amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is of citrus and pine hops, caramel and slight sweet malts. Flavor is the same, a little more sweet then I was expecting, but still has a bitter finsish. Better then I was expecting but still not my favorit ESB.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2006
12 oz bottle: Hazy medium amber w/ a short lived off white head. Toasty malt, herbal hop, and and lightly cardboardy. I think this beer may have been slightly abused since I did not purchase it. Also has a hint of caramel and lightly green apple fruit aroma. Well balanced, if a bit to bitter, herbal/earthy hop flavor is light. FInish is a bit dry w/ a toasty malt and light cardboardy aftertaste. Fruity flavor is mild throughout. Medium carbonation, but very prickly, lighter medium body is on the smooth side once the carbonation bite tones down. Overall not a bad beer, just not very exciting.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Thanks to Degarth. Pours clear amber, nice white head. Pretty thin and weak taste, very lagerish, thin hoppy but also thin malty taste, not impressed.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (6943) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Bottle. Orange color. Refreshing beverage. Hoppy and some malt and caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2006
On tap and in cask Taco Mac, Deactur, GA. I had them both at the same time for a comparison. I will rate the on tap version b/c the cask had been tapped the previous night. I will speak of both though. For starters the cask version was completely flat. The on tap was very well carbonated and arrived at the table with about a quarter inch head and left very nice lacing on the glass. Both versions were dark gold, had an almost non-existence aroma, and a light hop taste with a hint of grain. The on tap version with its carbonation was much more refreshing and nicer on the palate. I was very disappointed with the cask version, especially as this was my first beer from a cask. Again, I rate the on tap version.


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