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RATINGS: 1295   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 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 (308) - 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 (1680) - 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 (215) - 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 (2515) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Malty aroma. Nice pour. Smooth and velvety with nitrogen. Again quite malty with limited hops. Ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1595) - SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Clear amber, head lasted a wink. Toasted rice, coppery malt. Initial taste is grain, woody, brassy bitterness. Middling carbonation. Cooling malt bitterness on the finish. Light creamy sweetness on the linger. Fairly flat in the flavour department.

Bottle, Appellation Wines

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ramboraffe (921) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
355 ml bottle. "Nitro". Clear copper with thin white head. Smell is sweet malty with nuts and bread. Some pine and fruit in smell too. Taste is caramel malty with fruit, bread and some pine. Semi sweet with low bitterness and low carbonation.

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