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RATINGS: 1252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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


monkeychugg55's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monkeychugg55 (884) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Light copper body with a foamy head. Malty aroma with a bit of English hops. The flavor is mellow in the hop department, but has a nice malt profile. Body fits the style, decent.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OmegaX (1269) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at the casa. Nose is grassy hops, stale biscuits, light caramel. Flavor is similar with a biscuit and hay flavor. Hops are there. Not too bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Listigovers (315) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Medium bready aroma, slight sweetness on the nose. Pours amber with a soft white head. Soft round mouthfeel, grainy flavour, low bitterness with a slight hop bite in the aftertaste. Aftertaste builds over time, fairly average.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hammy78 (749) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a true copper, white head that dies to a thin layer. Nose is sweet caramel malt. Tastes sweet a true to style. I like it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
gregwilsonstl (1104) - Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Pretty average. Sweet and malty, almost in an extract way. Piney. Not terribly good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2077) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Keg at The Earl of Essex, Islington, London. An amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Malty, caramel aroma. Tastes malty, caramel, slightly dry and one dimensional but quite drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asedzie (610) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Nitro bottle. Pours amber with a thick off-white head coalescing on top. Nose is somewhat muted by the head, but has herbs and spicy, caramelly malts reminiscent of good English ESB. Flavor is an excellent rendition of an ESB - perhaps the best I’ve had in an American bottled beer, as a result of the way that the nitro texture enhances the flavor - this is like drinking a wonderful dream that reminds me of some of the best pints I had in England. Flavor is bitter upfront with an herbal bitterness that pleasantly stays on the tongue throughout, more spice and just a bit of sweetness in the middle, finish has a dry mild bitterness that makes one want to sip more. Great stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamestulloch (1451) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle from The Beerhive. Clear amber body with a thick off-white head. Low carbonation. Sticky lacing marks. Aroma of caramel, rusty metal, biscuit and light fig. Flavour of honey Cheerios, sponge cake, Digestives and overripe pear. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Not great - a bit flabby and dull.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (1473) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. 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. Not my thing.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (828) - New York City, TURKEY - SEP 11, 2014
Drought. Dark amber with creamy off-white head, very little malt aroma, low carbonation, smooth with little hops taste, thick body, abrupt finish. Nice and smooth but a bit weak.


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