MaltOne (297) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber orange, moderate fluffy white head, recedes quickly. Modest nose of yeast, malt and a tiny hint of hops. First contact on the tongue is sweet and creamy, odd for a bitter. Mellows to a moderate malt and sweet dough center, and a slight bitter finish. Flat but slightly chewy. Drinkable, enjoyable beer, but oddly classified as a bitter. Reminds me more of a Heller Bock (a lager) I had a while ago. Could be a freshness issue (the date says it was bottled this coming November, go figure) - source is known for freshness issues.
sebastokrator (13) - - MAR 31, 2016
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
OnTheTrail (271) - Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Niko100 (2529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
pjb4z6 (1) - Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
adamjmryan (4) - - JAN 13, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper in color, aroma has notes of caramel and biscuits with slight hops. Taste is sweet and malty, with slight bitterness on the finish
peytonsdad (3) - - JAN 13, 2016 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Rcswanny (3) - Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Framps (3) - Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2016 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hop forward with a malt backbone. Great amber color with notes of caramel. Solid gateway beer.
sengeb (4) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2016 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
wombat23 (294) - Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.