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RATINGS: 1357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2007
Amber with nice off white head. Aroma was hoppy with citrus accent and some light rye. Flavour is full, rich and bitter at the finish. Quite smooth on the palate throughput.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2007 Bottle. Amber/orange color. Head is about 3 centimeters and creamy, but fades after a couple of minutes. The color of the head is off-white. Good lacing. Smells of fruity/citrus hoppiness, apricot, sweet caramel and some yesty sourness. I really like the smell of cascade hops. The taste is fruity, mostly citrus, but also some more sweet fruits and caramel/toffee. Nice smooth finish with moderate bitterness. Medium body and light carbonation. High drinkability and a good session ale. One more please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (6099) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2007
12oz bottle pours out a clear amber topped with a white head. Malt aroma along with some pit fruit. Some more malt tast a little hop. Not much bitter on this one. thanks Indiana_red

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3844) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Bottlepours a slightly hazy light orange/amber witha small quicksandy colored head. Malty woody aroma with some carmel notes as well. Flavor is woody, apple cider and sweet caramel malts. Slight hop bitterness and a soft carbonation witha smooth body. Nice ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7924) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2007
(Bottle) Amber colour with frothy off-white head leaving lots of lacing. Fruity, slightly malty nose with dried fruit, apricots, toffee and a hint of smoke. Malty taste with dried fruit, apricots, caramel and toffee. Balanced notes of spicy hops in the finish, but not very bitter. Doesn’t really rock my world, but a balanced and very drinkable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Clear, dark golden-amber body with nice carbonation. Small, fluffy, off-white head that settles to a 1mm film. The aroma is very toasty and grainy, with roasted caramel malts in the background. The flavor shows biscuit, toffee, caramel malts, and a decent amount of floral hop bitterness. There’s also a faint spiciness in there, and some mild light fruit. The body is just on the light side of medium. Smooth and easy to drink. Decent brew, but I found it to be a little boring. Nothing special here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Cold 12 oz bottle: Pours a clear medium to dark orange color with a small amount of alabaster bubbles around the edges. Aroma is of rich malts and honey, with notes of fruit. Taste is of right malts and subtle earthy hops with notes of honey and fruit. Light to medium bodied and smooth with ample carbonation. Ending is clean and lightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Bottle. Pours nearly clear copper with a thin but lacy off-white head. Fruit and herbal hop aroma with nuts in there somewhere. Body tending to light, with active carbonation. Initial malty sweetness, then a nutty quality which seems to go watery/grainy just before the dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (5360) - 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.

   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.

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