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RATINGS: 1183   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


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strap (373) - honolulu, Alabama, USA - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (622) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
Aroma of malts, some caramel, citrus, floral hops. Flavour is citrus and caramel malts, light hops, finishes with a light bitterness. Decent session brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (216) - USA - APR 10, 2014
On nitro. Dark amber color with thick white head. Smells biscuity and slightly fruity. Nice smooth palate. Slightly bitter and biscuity taste. I like it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
bottle. amber with one finger head. very average esb with mild hops and medium body. eh.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2014
Nice dark golden color with lots of creamy head. Good bitterness with a smooth finish. Solid beer overall. Make sure to try the nitro.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aphalo (93) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Has stayed in bottle for two years and that probably cut of the bitternes. Closer to basic bitter than ESB. Taste has hints of fresh hops, some sugary notes. Flavour is nothing too fancy: sweet malty smoothnes. Palate is nice and balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (451) - Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Nice fine creamy bitter. Cascading brown amber with foamy head. Malty caramel aroma that adds unobtrusive bitterness in the taste. A little mineraly in the aftertaste. Super creamy with the nitro edition. Good enough for tonight.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
homebrewgeek (26) - Frederick, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Trying the NITRO addition and not to bad, not my style but very drinkable great looks and smells from a wonderfully brewery in my town

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3594) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2014
VEry good and nice to drink. bitter but very crafty. Good with pairs of cheese and nice cloudy shape too.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHeath99 (483) - - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle from the grocery store. Pours a transparent amber with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma is faint malt. Taste of malt with a hint of bitterness and nuts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzzler67 (1484) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Clear, light copper appearance with a small, off white head and fair lacing. Subdued aroma of caramel malts and floral hops. Nutty, modestly hopped flavors up front with solid, slightly sweet, toasted malts in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel with a shortlived finish. Subtle, not overpowering.


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