JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 31, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear amber color, hoppy, dry, definitely lacks the malty backside of a good ESB. The missing balance makes it disappointing. on tap at Left Handís brewery
Frank (3259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one of those beers that I find most difficult to rate... Itís very well balanced, easy to drink and delicious in its own special way but itís hardly a powerhouse in flavor country. So whatís a beer geek to do? Well, shit. I havenít figured that out yet so Iím just gonna play it by ear. Sawtooth ale pours a nice brown color and those nice little rings of lace with each sip. Flavorwise, as I said, itís no powerhouse but itís well balanced and very tasty. I noticed a real subtle but very there hint of raspberry which I felt lent a unique edge to this otherwise ordinary extra special bitter (howís that for an oxymoron?). I like it. Itís a good session ale.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color with minimal head that laced well. The aroma is all caramel. Flavor-wise, this seemed more like a Bass, less like a Fullers. Intereseting to see that the water used is especially hard, as something is behind the minerals picked up in the taste. Seemed watery at first, but malt kicked in at the end. LIvely palate
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber appearance, with a decent white head. Malt and caramel flavor. Not a bad beer.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - very nice refreshing hop aroma. I really enjoyed just sitting and smelling this brew! Yeah, Iím a little weird. Copperish-bronzish color with a quickly dissipating white head. The flavor matches the aroma. Nicely malty with a hop finish. I want more!
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Left hand is a beer that Iíve really enjoyed. Hope this one lives up to the others that preceeded this one. Nice hoppy, malty beer. Tea leaf undertone. Left hand makes great beer, this one is good but its not the style of beer I normally consume. Good effort for this one.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper colored, small diminishing head.
Light nose with appricots, some grassy hops, light butter.
Medium sweet flavor, some peach/apricot, fairly bitter. Middle of the road session stuff.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear coppery appearance, good head formation. Grapefruit juice aroma, mild malt and grain. Lightly biscuity malt paalate, slight grain, plenty of hops, lemon, grapefruit finish, fairly strong bite. Smooth balance in the aftertaste against the emphasised citric finish.
jaymobrown (1723) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Watery, slightly hoppy. Bitter. Some yeast, malt flavors. Unexciting. Not a very good ESB.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good beer. Darker amber appearance, with a good size white head. Good hoppy aroma. Flavor stands out very well, although not too much like an ESB. A slight yeasty flavor. Good.