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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


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strap (691) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, - 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


1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
sebastokrator (14) - - MAR 31, 2016
Tried the Nitro version. Pours a golden brown with a foamy white head that lingers in the glass. Smells vaguely of hops and malt. Taste is similar. Hints of malt and hops briefly visit but are fleeting and quickly fade away, replaced with bland mildness. Drinks very smoothly with very light carbonation. Nitrogen certainly didn’t help this beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (271) - Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Pours clear brownish orange with a thin head. Aroma is herbal, lightly fruity, hint of malt. Taste is sweet malt, a bit of hops kick. Light easy to drink mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, hops, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, herbal hops, and some fruit; Finish is slightly bitter; Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjb4z6 (1) - Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2016 does not count
This ESB is not too bitter but definitely extra special. Pours a nice amber hue with a decent head retention. Sweet Malty backbone with a smooth finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adamjmryan (4) - - JAN 13, 2016 does not count
Copper in color, aroma has notes of caramel and biscuits with slight hops. Taste is sweet and malty, with slight bitterness on the finish

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peytonsdad (3) - - JAN 13, 2016 does not count
Aroma: Sweet and malty, Appearance: Vivid amber/bronze color, beige off-white head with good retention. Taste: Medium sweet and medium bitter; well-balanced flavor. Palate: Medium body, average carbonation, lingering finish. I appreciate that Sawtooth Ale is a beer that can be both complex and simple. If you are searching for intricacies and details in this beer you will find them, or if you are looking to enjoy a handful of beers without being overwhelmed with sensory aspects it is also great for that.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rcswanny (3) - Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2016 does not count
Overall a delicious beer for its style. Enjoyed in a chilled glass last night. Great reddish/brown color with a decent head on it. Finished with a sweet, malty taste that isn’t overbearing. Will definitely be having more of these!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Framps (3) - Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2016 does not count
Hop forward with a malt backbone. Great amber color with notes of caramel. Solid gateway beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sengeb (4) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2016 does not count
Aroma: caramel, bready, cereal Appearance: white frothy head, body is amber and clear Taste: Initial sweetness from malt bill is balanced out with a prominent herbal hop bitterness on the finish Palate: Medium body with a surprisingly thin body. Average to soft carbonation. Overall: A modern take on an ESB, closer to an Amber than a classic ESB. Good session beer

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wombat23 (294) - Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Draft at Pinthouse Pizza. Amber with off-white head. Aroma of malt and bread. Weak malt, caramel, and nut flavors. Not a lot of flavor. Creamy texture. Not very exciting, but it’s drinkable.


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