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RATINGS: 1329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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

Mike_in_Kansas' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mike_in_Kansas (23) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an English pint glass. Good nose - nice balance of malt and hops with citrus present. Light yeast also there. Basically no head whatsoever. Cloudy amber/orange color. Definite sweet flavor but not overly so. Taste has a bit of citrus. Good balance, medium body with slippery finish. Slight bitterness in the finish, but only because it starts fairly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
triplehopped (57) - - NOV 22, 2015
Pours a clear amber with a small white/off-white head with moderate lacing. Aroma is of sweet malt. Flavor is light to medium sweet with a hint of bitterness. Medium body, smooth (nitro). Finishes slightly fruity and just barely bitter from the hops. Overall, an underwhelming beer; I would drink it for free or purchase it if the other option were a Coors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (1111) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Bright copper color topped by a small creamy beige head. Faint toasted malt nose. Soft biscuit malt flavor is balanced by a pleasantly spicy floral hoppiness. Bittersweet citrus hops in finish are subtle and lingering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
katrinaez (778) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Odd soap taste and it wasn’t the glass. I tried it in a plastic cup too just to check. Nice deep reddish coloring. Hops and malt are balanced. Very easy to drink. Tap

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (672) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2015
12oz Flasche. Rot-braunes Bier mit flachem Schaum. Sehr malzig in der Ynase. Geschmack Malz und Citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosskyle (278) - - OCT 30, 2015
Amber color with a white head. Storm malt aroma. Caramel malt with a slight grain finish. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (4100) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2015
4 oz pour on nitro at Spacebar. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of toast, biscuit, citrus. Tastes of toast, biscuit, light citrus. Medium body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel from the nitro I assume, not a fan of that for an ESB.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (847) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2015
Aroma of malts, nuts and some grass. Taste is a little spicey with citrus on top and mid sweet malts. Dry and a slight metallic touch in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PriorL (2819) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2015
At Oliver Twist Stockholm, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: fruity, alcohol. TASTE: nothing special...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukin (540) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
bottle. Amber-brown colour with pillowy white head. Caramel and bread malts, some earthiness. Smooth and creamy. Could drink this all night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
borre_m (814) - NORWAY - SEP 20, 2015
Pours cloudy copper. Aroma is malty, bread. Taste is malty, bread. Refreshing, malty beer.

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