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RATINGS: 1349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (5252) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2007
OK, I was expecting some kinda APA or IPA when I read the label. Now I see it’s a bitter. Clean yeast beer aroma with a little hop fragrance in there. Looks like iced tea with a little haze, but it is more on the orange side than brown. Initial flavor does have some hops in there but it is well controlled an not overwhelming. I can taste a little hint of chocolate in there. Has decent carbonation that I welcome. Some hop bitterness does begin to build on the back of the throat throughout the session. Not as good as the notoriuos Wychwood Hobgoblin which I gave a 3 or Great Divide HotShot ESB but certainly better than Morland Old Speckled Hen. Slight medicinal lingering bitterness on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Hazy amber going toward orange. Tight honey yellow head. Aroma of an IPA. Head retained and laced all the way down. Bitter, with caramel malts. Low alcohol. This is the biggest tasting small beer I’ve ever had. Flavorful character. Light a maibock with a lot of hops added. Slight conditioning sting; but not bloating. Thin mouthfeel. Leaves a resinous palate. Solid brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2007
Bottled. Copper colour, big frothy head. Tea-like hops in aroma. Rounded mouthfeel, with wood, teabags and bit dry with a touch of toffee lurking. Flavouring hops were added generously. Very American.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2007
Bottle. Dark amber. Aroma of caramel. Flavor is a good balance of sweetness and bitterness. Drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/08/1997
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival

amber, whispy head, light body, faint sweet fruity malt aroma, mild sweet malt flavor, touch of bitterness
-------- /> Date: 05/12/2006
Mode: cask
Source: taco mac decatur

hazy orange, headless, light malt aroma with a touch of hops, slightly sweet carmel malt flavor, nice long bitter finish,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Pours a hazy orange colour with a small fizzy off white head. Aroma of sweet malts and grapefruit hops. Initial taste is citrus hops with a very thin body. Slight hops and malts on the palate that is weak. Some head retention.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Furseth (2080) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
Bottle: Clear red colour, with a nice head. Aroma is coffee,dark chocolate,toffee,nice hopy nose,and a nice maltynes who is well balnced in the aroma. Flavor is almost the same, nice smooth citric,flowery mouth feeling. nice!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickspies (78) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Slight caramel and floral aroma notes. Nice copper color and great head retention. A good hop balance with a decent amount of mouthfeel, however it may benefit from more body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2007
I enjoyed this beer. Amber appearance with no head. Strong sweet caramel aroma, malty caramel flavor, doesn’t sound too special but very enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2007
Bottle. So very, very mediocre. Well balanced to the point of oblivion and that’s where it fails. This beer left absolutely no impression on me whatsoever.


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