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RATINGS: 1257   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


strap's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strap (451) - Seoul, - APR 28, 2013
Amber pour with little head. Resembles bourbon. Malty with a bread like taste. Low on hops. Nothing remarkable...won't buy again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1276) - 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

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ramboraffe (672) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillemsUrenkel (598) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2014
0,355 l bottle, bought at Grebhan´s, Bremen. A nice amber orange in the glass, one finger white foamy head. Citrus and fresh hop on the nose. Starts with floral hop and a malt dosis, low dry bitterness. Hints of fresh hop in the aftertaste, little bit citrus sweetness. Longlasting mid dry bitter aftertaste. It´s okay.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OsuStu (65) - - OCT 31, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2014 12 oz bottle. A bit sugary, a bit hoppy, straw aroma. Apricot, caramel, and hard candy. Soapy mouthfeel.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
GRM (3051) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Sample, draught, 4 ounces, during the Bacon and Beer Fest in New York with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on July 26 2014; eye: brown, clear, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: dusty, malt; mouth: dusty, malt, finale in malt with dusty presence, light body, below-average carbonation, thin, watery; overall: once is enough FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, 4 onces, durant le Bacon and Beer Fest à New York avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 26 juillet 2014; œil : brune, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : poussière, malt; bouche : poussière, malt, finale en malt avec présence de poussière, corps léger, carbonatation sous la moyenne, mince, aqueuse; en résumé : une fois, c’est assez

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
pras (474) - Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Nitro bottle at Ventnor. This was my first Left Hand Nitro. It poured exactly how a nitro should and does pour. Aroma was malty. I see above that it is supposed to warm a bit, but it was served out of the beer cooler. Flavor and aroma certainly were muted. Enjoyable, just not remarkable. Slightly malty, slightly bitter, with a bit more malt than hop. Probably should try it again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OmegaX (1276) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at the casa. Nose is grassy hops, stale biscuits, light caramel. Flavor is similar with a biscuit and hay flavor. Hops are there. Not too bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Listigovers (342) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Medium bready aroma, slight sweetness on the nose. Pours amber with a soft white head. Soft round mouthfeel, grainy flavour, low bitterness with a slight hop bite in the aftertaste. Aftertaste builds over time, fairly average.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hammy78 (762) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a true copper, white head that dies to a thin layer. Nose is sweet caramel malt. Tastes sweet a true to style. I like it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
gregwilsonstl (1122) - Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Pretty average. Sweet and malty, almost in an extract way. Piney. Not terribly good.


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