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RATINGS: 1243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mtdewa1 (308) - rome, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is candi sugar and malt. Faint. Taste is malted barley, hay and some sugar water. Maybe a bit of caramel. Thin watery taste. Not alot going on. Ok at best.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcclainc50 (172) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours a light amber color with a moderate head leaving a little lacing. This is the Nitro Sawtooth. Aromas of malt and apple. Very mild flavor with a little maltiness to it, notes of apple and a touch of hops. Very smooth light mouthfeel. Easy to drink but nothing of note to really stand out.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wilnatp (570) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Tasted at Stanleyís Beer and Bacon Fest - May 17th, 2014 during Art-A-Whirl in Northeast. Notes were a bit light.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SKCwillie (15) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Not a huge fan of ESB and this beer does nothing to persuade me. It is fine and generally inoffensive.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deriscal (10) - - JUN 15, 2014
Drinkable and pleasant. Not knocking you off ESB, for me rather on the gentle side then bitter. The head is... Very poor.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2014
This was an ok beer for me. Itís dry and bready. Has a light hoppy bitterness.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
edwardbass (517) - Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Hmm, well, Iím not a fan of this style, but decided to give this one a try anyway. Itís got some nice bitterness working, but the aroma and taste of ESBs just doesnít do it for me. It has a sourness to it that I really donít like, and that funk in the taste and aroma...yuck. It seems a bit watery to me and "empty", like there should be something else following the initial taste, and then nothing.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scottw86 (1104) - Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head that took a while to appear. Aroma is malty and sweet with lots of caramel and candy. Taste is slightly thin towards the finish with more malts. Not very hoppy. Some slight cardboard tastes. Overall not bad, but not a favorite.

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 (230) - 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.


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