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RATINGS: 1315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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


deaconmike's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deaconmike (421) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear reddish amber with thin head. Aroma is caramel malt with a bit of earthiness. Taste is neither overly sweet or bitter; flavors similar to the aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Overall, just OK.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubblehouse (776) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Nothing really stands out about this beer at all. Pours a light brown with weak aroma. Drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Johnstledger8 (216) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle, nitro. Pours a clearish amber with a mostly lasting foamy light beige head. Earthy aroma, some caramel. Taste is caramel sweetness, earthy, slight hints of bitter hops on the finish. Minimal carbonation, watery to oily mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MayumiH (373) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Clean malty character. Mildly bitter finish. Medium body. Good but not memorable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TATE (368) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Nitro bottle. Pours with a cascade and thick off white head and hazy amber color. Floral and grassy aroma. The nitro gives it a slick mouthfeel and takes the edge of the bitterness. Nice balance with the hops and malt with almost a woody flavor. Nice bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (3000) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle. Poured a clear amber. Minimal, white head. Light toffee. Soft fruit. A little spicy graininess. Taste is light sweet. Some dryness. Palate has a thin mineral feel. Finishes dry, with some toffee sweetness. .

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
youdictategood (410) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Sawtooth Nitro label, bottle. Amber pour with a small creamy head. Malt and orange peel in the aroma. Slightly sweet caramel taste with more malts and citrus. Thin and dry mouthfeel. Bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Savage_Night (112) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Sawtooth Nitro. Pours amber red with a thick white head. Head retention is great. AROMA: malty, caramel, slight bitter note, crisp and herbal hops. TASTE: malty, caramel, hop bitterness, light spice, light peppercorn, slight molasses, creamy and slightly metallic. AFTER TASTE: peppercorn, spice, hop/malt bitterness and slight molasses with an oily light watery feel. Was looking forward to this brew for quite some time but ended up being a bit of a letdown. Maybe the Milk Stout Nitro will help retain my enthusiasm for the Nitro series from Left hand.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Augdraught1981 (201) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Neutral malt aromas on an amber pour with a nice sweetness and smooth mouth feel with a carbonated after bite. Malty goodness!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Austin_Ripper (56) - Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Left Hand definitely has some better brews than this, but this still isn’t bad at all. Worth a try at the very least.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (306) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle pour. Clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma is caramel, biscuit, and toast. Medium to full somewhat creamy body. Very light sweet and light bitter taste.


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