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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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Framps (3) - Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2016 does not count
Hop forward with a malt backbone. Great amber color with notes of caramel. Solid gateway beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sengeb (4) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2016 does not count
Aroma: caramel, bready, cereal Appearance: white frothy head, body is amber and clear Taste: Initial sweetness from malt bill is balanced out with a prominent herbal hop bitterness on the finish Palate: Medium body with a surprisingly thin body. Average to soft carbonation. Overall: A modern take on an ESB, closer to an Amber than a classic ESB. Good session beer

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wombat23 (456) - Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Draft at Pinthouse Pizza. Amber with off-white head. Aroma of malt and bread. Weak malt, caramel, and nut flavors. Not a lot of flavor. Creamy texture. Not very exciting, but itís drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (448) - Minneapolis, - DEC 29, 2015
Nitro version. Nice copper amber color. Not much to the smell but who drinks a Bitter for the smell? Taste is creamy and easy, I really like the mouthfeel of these types of beers.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (1021) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2015
Clear amber beer with a bubbly white head. A sweet, tangy, malt aroma. Flavour is milder. The same qualities are there and thereís some hoppy flavour coming through as well. It doesnít have the rich, hearty quality youíd expect from an ideal premium/ESB but itís very drinkable all the same. A touch too strong to be as sessionable as they claim on the bottle but tastewise it absolutely is.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sirzekel (47) - Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2015
More full-bodied than expected. Good aftertaste for ESB, but still a little heavy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sirmixsomewhat (182) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
The trick with any nitrogen infused beer is the pour, and once I got the pour right on this, it became pretty enjoyable. Itís very malty and has some roasted notes on the nose. Itís not going to knock you over, but it isnít weak, either. Itís a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lobosaintori (89) - - DEC 6, 2015
bright copper in color with a beige creamy head that lingers nicely leaving a decent lacing. slight toasted smell. nice pleasant taste of toasted bread, Carmel, with a pleasant slight bitterness in the end, which lingers pleasantly on the palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
triplehopped (64) - - NOV 22, 2015
Pours a clear amber with a small white/off-white head with moderate lacing. Aroma is of sweet malt. Flavor is light to medium sweet with a hint of bitterness. Medium body, smooth (nitro). Finishes slightly fruity and just barely bitter from the hops. Overall, an underwhelming beer; I would drink it for free or purchase it if the other option were a Coors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (1303) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Bright copper color topped by a small creamy beige head. Faint toasted malt nose. Soft biscuit malt flavor is balanced by a pleasantly spicy floral hoppiness. Bittersweet citrus hops in finish are subtle and lingering.


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