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RATINGS: 1288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (826) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Amber pour with off white head. Tangerines, citrus, grass, caramel, honey. Moderately sweet. Light bitterness. Lightly crisp, medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGB (532) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Nitro version. Pours golden with a lasting head. Light aroma, some grass and hops. Taste is smooth with grass, citrus and honey. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jado (605) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2015
On tap. Dark red-brown with a thin off-white head. Both the nose and taste are malt heavy with caramel and some dark fruit. Lot of sweetness with a nutty edge. Gentle grassy hop note. Not too bad but not overly exciting either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz nitro-bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a clear chestnut color. The head isnít that high for a nitro-beer - at less than a finger high - and is colored white. However, the texture and softness of the head is incredible. S: Smells rather dull, expected given the serving method. When it warms up, though, it picks up notes of apricot, caramel, toffee, butter/diacetyl, and maybe a touch of vanilla. For a nitroíd ESB, the nose could have been far worse. T: Toasted caramel malts start things off, giving way to a mildly fruited finish. There are some touches of vanilla flavor I enjoy. I also like how the blandness covers up the less desirable ESB notes...wait, what? Sorry. Letís just say itís a boring beer thatís at least easy to down. M: This actually has a nice feel. It starts off relatively full-bodied, before immediately turning bone-dry - it stops just short of being watery, however. No real carbonation, but thankfully the dryness renders the need for the former void. O: Itís a decent party beer, no more, no less. If someone buys a case of this - other than me, for obvious reasons (bland, ESB) - for a celebration and itís the only thing available, damn right Iíll kill a few of these in a night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mintzmeet (297) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Oooooh. Love the head (like always). Super frothy, hella lacing. Thick thick creamy micro bubbles.taste very mellow, texture of this is the best part. Ever so slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1656) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Nitro tap. Pale amber. Light citrus hops and caramel malt. Flavor is golden/caramel with citrus hops and candy. Nitro actually went well with this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlassBrass440 (185) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2014
I wish this would be listed separately for the nitro version. Itís a totally different beer. Anyway, the appearance is copper with dense, white head. Nitro gives cascading and lingering foam lace. Nose is caramel, nutty, biscuit, undefined hops. Taste: caramel, floral hop, clean malt. Smooth, low carbonation, medium body. Creamy. Balanced in all aspects. Bitter-sweet-malt-hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rperez (161) - Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Very tasty beer! I wasnt expecting much but this turned out to be a nice well balanced bitter! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2472) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2014
0,355 l bottle from Biervana amber, clear, frothy, tan foam, cereal, citrus, herbs, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a very hazy amber, with a scummy white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and light grassy hop. Fairly flat malt in the flavour, some toffee and herbal notes. Finish was biscuit, caramel and copper. Probably worth a re-rate for the bottle.

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