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RATINGS: 1357   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (1105) - 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 there’s some hoppy flavour coming through as well. It doesn’t have the rich, hearty quality you’d expect from an ideal premium/ESB but it’s very drinkable all the same. A touch too strong to be as sessionable as they claim on the bottle but tastewise it absolutely is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sirzekel (60) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sirmixsomewhat (206) - 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. It’s very malty and has some roasted notes on the nose. It’s not going to knock you over, but it isn’t weak, either. It’s a good beer.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (1380) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
katrinaez (1424) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Odd soap taste and it wasn’t the glass. I tried it in a plastic cup too just to check. Nice deep reddish coloring. Hops and malt are balanced. Very easy to drink. Tap

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (1730) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2015
12oz Flasche. Rot-braunes Bier mit flachem Schaum. Sehr malzig in der Ynase. Geschmack Malz und Citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosskyle (535) - - OCT 30, 2015
Amber color with a white head. Storm malt aroma. Caramel malt with a slight grain finish. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6091) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2015
4 oz pour on nitro at Spacebar. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of toast, biscuit, citrus. Tastes of toast, biscuit, light citrus. Medium body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel from the nitro I assume, not a fan of that for an ESB.

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