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RATINGS: 1300   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


borisz's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
borisz (376) - - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear amber with a two finger tan head. Aroma of sweet malt and earthy hops. Flavor reflects the aroma. Medium body with good carbonation and an almost creamy mouthfeel.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kustie (343) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Tap@the ginger man, nyc. Amber color with creamy head. Taste is malty and it has a sometime lasting aftertaste. Flavors of malt, citrus, oak. A bit waterish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StueyD (1378) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
A mid amber brown coloured beer with a weak off white head. A light fruity aroma, orange and peach, then a caramel, biscuity malt aroma comes through. Dry mouthfeel. A mildly bitter taste to start, hoppy, with citrus and stone fruits mixing with a smoother, slightly sweeter, caramel and biscuity malt flavour. The finish is hop led, but the malt comes through later making for a well balanced ending.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (910) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 29, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a nice copper with a thin white head that lasts. Taste is of malt, hops. citrus, caramel, citrus and grapefruit Similar aroma. Has a decent body with a slight dry and hoppy finish. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartzluke (201) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 26, 2015
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into pint glass. Only a hint a head. Moderately opaque and brown in color. Nose is malty and dry. Mouthfeel is a little thin and very dry. Taste is very bitter, fairly malty. Kind of nutty. Like a really bitter brown ale. Super bitter. A little metallicy.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerseyjohn71 (259) - corsicana, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2015
better as it warms,,, caramel, bread, toast, resin, dough, leather, amber, clear, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, soft carbonation,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (2570) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 13, 2015
Tap at Kalahana. Malty, caramel, light hoppiness, light citrus, biscuity. Nice enough but low on interest. Not much aroma at all.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ANZUShophunter (48) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2015
Pours clear, pale copper with a bit of yeasty nose. Toffee and a bit of liquorice from malt against moderate hop bitterness. Not a bad beer but not the best ESB Ive had.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willisread (600) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 12, 2015
Bottle from Mitsuyas. Poured into an English tulip. Clear amber with a nice light tan head. Aromas of toffee, caramel and apricot-like fruit. Slight floral hops as well. Taste is more of the same. Well-balanced. Smooth and crisp finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jabah (175) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
This beer was ok, but Im just not a big fan of extra bitters, so trying to be unbiased here. Taste is very bitter..maybe even moreso than a barelywine. Flavors of caramel and hops on steroids. Very hoppy like a double IPA, but with half the alcohol content. Has a amber brown color. A better than average all around beer, but not one of my favorites in the Left Hand family.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoneagedinosaur (4) - Verwood, Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015 does not count
A superb ESB - full of hoppy overtones. A nice malty taste and pours clear with a tight head in a chalice. Really enjoyable - will buy again.


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