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RATINGS: 1262   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

MaltOne's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOne (228) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlassBrass440 (70) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2014
I wish this would be listed separately for the nitro version. It’s a totally different beer. Anyway, the appearance is copper with dense, white head. Nitro gives cascading and lingering foam lace. Nose is caramel, nutty, biscuit, undefined hops. Taste: caramel, floral hop, clean malt. Smooth, low carbonation, medium body. Creamy. Balanced in all aspects. Bitter-sweet-malt-hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rperez (150) - Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Very tasty beer! I wasnt expecting much but this turned out to be a nice well balanced bitter! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2318) - GERMANY - DEC 2, 2014
0,355 l bottle from Biervana amber, clear, frothy, tan foam, cereal, citrus, herbs, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a very hazy amber, with a scummy white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and light grassy hop. Fairly flat malt in the flavour, some toffee and herbal notes. Finish was biscuit, caramel and copper. Probably worth a re-rate for the bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
docsteigs (537) - Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Malty aroma. Nice pour. Smooth and velvety with nitrogen. Again quite malty with limited hops. Ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1325) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ramboraffe (719) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillemsUrenkel (641) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OsuStu (72) - - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
GRM (3079) - 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

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