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RATINGS: 1263   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


hogan873's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Pours a nice clear copper collor with a fine, quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is light with notes of citrus and malt. Decent mouthfeel leads to a fairly smooth and balanced taste. I note some nutty characteristics along with the malt and hops. A slightly sour finish. Not a bad beer.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1589) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Nitro tap. Pale amber. Light citrus hops and caramel malt. Flavor is golden/caramel with citrus hops and candy. Nitro actually went well with this.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlassBrass440 (76) - 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.

3.6
   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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2326) - 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,

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beese (2560) - 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.

2.7
   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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1328) - 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

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ramboraffe (723) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillemsUrenkel (653) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OsuStu (79) - - 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.


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