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RATINGS: 1221   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (352) - CROATIA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle, pours copper with a white head, sweet taste with the malt and bit of caramel, bitter finish but not overpowering, not bad.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
InPivoVeritas (231) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - APR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear copper with small white head. Aroma is caramel, bread crust, honey, melon (?). Rather weak. Taste is also weak - a bit sweet with too low bitterness. Medium carbonation. Watery. Average beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickel (234) - - APR 29, 2014
Intensive hoppy aroma is followed by maltiness. Great ale. worthy to try. Recommend this one!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AnokaBrewer (20) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2014
Very well balanced copper color ale. Not much aroma to it. Little head and nice copper color. Finish is even and does not linger.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 19, 2014
On nitro 4 oz. sample at the Lost Dog Cafe in Merrifield, VA. Clear, medium amber with a creamy off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel mild citrus and chocolate malt. Bitter, smooth and nicely balanced. Medium/light body and low carbonization (nitro). Easy to drink. More citric than a typical English bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
probstblueribbon (2858) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
12 fl oz bottle from Potsdam IGA (Potsdam, NY), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear copper with a smallish light tan head. Aroma: Bread and bread crust maltiness, brothy/mashy, some dry British toffee notes, a wee bit of dark dried fruit, not especially inspiring. Palate: Medium body, fairly lively carbonation. Flav.: Bread and bread crust, dry British maltiness, an odd...almost fishy(?) note, messy; dry with some bitterness and a nondescript British malt finish.

Boring.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (880) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
Aroma of malts, some caramel, citrus, floral hops. Flavour is citrus and caramel malts, light hops, finishes with a light bitterness. Decent session brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (339) - Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2014
On nitro. Dark amber color with thick white head. Smells biscuity and slightly fruity. Nice smooth palate. Slightly bitter and biscuity taste. I like it.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Orzo56 (2) - St Cloud, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2014 does not count
Aroma: Not very distinct, some hops, but nothing over powering. Pour: Golden amber with a petite off white head. Taste: Smooth and creamy with a mild hops taste. Overall i was greatly underwhelmed by this beer. I had high expectations for this beer as Left Hand's last venture into beers on nitro (Milk Stout) was an overwhelming success. The nitro really smooths out the overall experience of Sawtooth, almost glossing it over. This is a matter of preference of course, but not to my liking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy on my iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (142) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2014
Pour from nitro bottle, per Left Hand pouring instructions. Malty aroma. Ruby/golden color with nitro head. Ultra smooth velvety nitro palette. Malty and a bit nutty very "smooth" for lack of a better word. Hint of floral hops in the finish. Nice "friendly" beer.


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