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RATINGS: 1344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   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


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 (2057) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4357) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2007
UPDATED: APR 29, 2008 The aroma is caramel like with nuts and toffee. The appearance is amber with a decent head. The flavor is like the aroma and quite bitter. The palate is OK but overall it’s a good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2007
Copper-coloured and a begie head. Body is hazy. The head is first big and creamy but soon falls down. Aroma has nuts, dark fruits and toffee. Also some strawberrys. Flavor brings nuts, burnt malt. Also little grassy and sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2007
(Bottle) Pours dark amber. Nice hop aroma with soft tones of flowers up front but also notes of apricot, tea and mild grapefruit. The malt tones are also quite soft with hints of caramel and maybe some roasted notes. Undertones of wood, unripe pineapple and other more subtle fruits. Soft hoppy flavour with tones of flowers and mild grapefruit. Toffee like malt in the background. Soft mouthfeel, maybe just a tiny bit to clean and watery. Light to medium bitter. Light sweet. Light acid. Light to medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2007
Bottle. Amber colour with a stable off-white head. Hoppy aroma with notes of peach. Nice fruity flavour with a rising bitterness towards the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
coldbrewky (1642) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Bottle: Pours a lightly cloudy amber and results in a lightly flowery nose with a nice dense head. Sticky ring lacing. Lily pad effect of carbonation. Unfortunatly this is where all the fun ended for me. Thinner body surrounded by hops hops and some alkaline stuff. If it gets better when warmer , maybe I should have put it in a microwave or let it sit in the sun. Pass.


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