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RATINGS: 1225   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


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GWanger (1) - Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2014 does not count
Subtle malt aroma. Nice caramely color. Easy to drink, super smooth from the nitro. Not too much when it comes to hops but I wasn't expecting much. I would get it again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (209) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Nitro bottle. Aroma is ok, apple, yeast, some sweet hop. Appearance is copper, clear, off white head. Taste is subtle, sweet fruit followed by malt, not too much going on here. Mouthfeel is nice, as a nitro should be, flavor doesnít hang around too much but thatís ok. Overall, this is a very drinkable beer, and not in the Bud way. This could be a go to on a summer day.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (494) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2014
DATE REVIEWED: June 5, 2014... GLASSWARE: Howardís Pub pint... OCCASION: last "1" day of the year--close to the end... APPEARANCE: nice brownish amber body with slow, subtle effervescence; white tow-finger, pillowy head is uneven; a good cloudy haze... AROMA: caramel malts and some more subtle West Coast hops generate a soft, slightly nondescript experience... PALATE: good, substantial mouthfeel with a balanced attack--teeth are active while the throat feels smoothly engaged--a pleasure to hold... TASTE: malty--mostly caramel--and some lagerish notes; likewise, hops are agreeable and aromatic; this beer has sessionable written all over it--and literally, written on the label ... OVERALLL: an overly agreeable pale ale that is balanced enough to make friends of democrats and republicans, Yanks/Sox fans, and ale/lager drinkers....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a nice amber color with off-white head. Citrus, roasted malt, bread, and a little grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice bitter note.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TrefwoordPunk (797) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a small white head and an aroma of herbal hops, malts, toffee, cream and lemon. The taste is pretty sweet with bitterness mainly in the finish.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AbbeyRoade (282) - Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Itís hard for me to rate this accurately because while it is a decent ESB specimen, I am not a fan of this type of beer whatsoever. Very bitter and hard. Not too thin. Kind of malty. A tad sour.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerandhockey8 (225) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - MAY 25, 2014
From 12oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a clear copper color with a thin off white head. Nose is pretty light, bready, mostly dominated by malt. Taste is light bodied, sour. Finishes slightly carbonated. Not too bad, just very simple.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
conway (1322) - - MAY 25, 2014
Nitro bottle. Clear copper with a thin off white head after the cascade from the nitro pour ends. Aroma is slightly metallic and fruity. Taste is mostly biscuity malt and a hint of fruity hops. Medium mouthfeel and light carb. Pretty but not much else to it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
acearl (384) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2014
12 oz pour golden hue with white head smells of ale and a bit of apple, on the lighter body side, drinkable, solid but nothing out of the ordinary

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jamesthebrit (238) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
My bottle says amber ale... anyway, I had the nitro version and it was blech so Iím going to turn this into a beergarita. But Iíll rate it before that. Aroma is like an ESB.... a little lemony but yeasty. Earthy caramel. Appearance is fine... darker amber color. Big bubbles. Tastes like an ESB.... I hate ESBs...... watery. A hint of lemon. Some earthy yeast note.... meh. Palate is like water. Lingering bitterness. Overall just not that great of a beer. Even for the style it isnít smooth... itís light and aggressive. Not for me...


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