RATINGS: 1369   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (7003) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2007
Bottled. Hazy amber with a small, off-white head. Fruity and grassy in both aroma and flavour. Light and fresh. Citric and flowery hoppiness. Fine bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a one finger off-white head that lasts leaving good lacing. Aroma of floral hops, light caramel, and fresh biscuits. Taste is light caramel, floral hops, and light biscuit. Medium mouthfeel and well balanced bitterness. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
estoves2 (98) - SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2007
Bottle.Pours a clear amber body with a three finger creamy/fizzy head that fades to a thin layer of foam. Aroma of floralhops and caramellmalt. Flavors is of mostly citrus hops and little weaker tones of floraly hoppines. A great tone of caramel is there to. Some metallic in it. Palate is thin and chewy and pretty sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (6678) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2007 Bottle (355 ml) bought at Systembolaget. Deep clear amber, medium fluffy off-white head. Caramelly and slightly earthy malt aroma, with floral and citric hops. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. Lingering bitterness. A good try at an English style ale, but rather a Special Bitter than an ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Balanced beer. Good flavor, but not enough of it. Not enough hops for a good bitter or ale. Light bodied and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewosk (137) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2007
From a bottle at Old Chicago. Pours amber with a decent white head. Some caramel and toasted malt. Nice bitterness but mild for an ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Tap. A good light ale with an amber colored body and a light white head. I wouldnt say it was bitter at all really, more of an amber light ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Bottle, courtesy my wifes cousins in CO. Deep amber with offwhite head. Nose of fresh toasty malt, really quite nice and inviting. Flavor is fresh toasty-sweet malt with a nice underlying bitterness throughout. Full and creamy on the palate, this was quite enjoyable-- went well with a drunken evening of pool and darts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghouseguy (20) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle. This is a decent ale...too off balance for my likings though. Needed more hops for my taste buds. It had a very strong caramel malt flavor which would have been great, had there been more hops. Id drink again, but not a favorite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2007
pours a dark copper orange with a one finger bubbly off white head. aroma is caramel malt and hops with orange, melon, and veggie characteristics. has a light to medium body with descent lacing and carbonation. flavor is the same as aroma, but with mostly veggie and the others faintly following. could not get into the veggie flavor in this beer but to each his own i guess. it smells and tastes like kind of a weird roasted caramel malt giving it that aroma and flavor. it is a little sticky as well.

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