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RATINGS: 1351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
barleyPops (1142) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12878) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Hazy amber ale with a thin white head. Stale, moldy smell, taste and finish. I suspect this beer may have been mistreated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Bottle... Lightly hazy amber ale with an orange tint. Small, frothy, off-white head. Good retention. The nose is of black tea, light butterscotch and mild cocoa. Flavor is perfectly balanced, but thin, with just a hint of toffee. Light to medium-bodied and lightly creamy with fizzy carbonation. Finishes crisp and fairly clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Bottle... ...Med Copper color, crystal clear, lt tan head... ...hints of maltiness, toast, herby hoppiness.. ..medium bitterness and sweetness. bitter finish... ... prickly carbonation, medium body... ...Straightforward ESB. Clean flavors, well balanced

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2005 Roasted malts, a nice bitter hop finish, and a smooth medium body mouthfeel. Nice oragne brown color with a moderate, soft, fine,white head. A very well balanance ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alabamajohn (67) - Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2005
This is a decent brew, and perhaps a little underrated. A little hop bite, with a little sweetness and malt. It is thin, but I think that’s what makes it a good session beer. Drink the whole bomber yourself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2005
On draft. Slightly rocky off- white head that mostly diminishes. Nice lacing, especially for a medium-bodied beer. It was clean and well hopped. Try it with your favorite pizza!

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