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RATINGS: 1372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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

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3.3
chicagobears (473) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Carbonated golden amber pour. Started drinking this too cold. Leaves a brash grassy hop taste at first. When it warms the toasted malt shines. A rich English style ale.

3.3
jdhunt76 (56) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Bottle and on draft. Amber / red pour withnice white head. Good bittering hops in the flavor profile, without being overpowering in the least. Very smooth drinking ESB. Good session beer.

3.7
nearbeer (5421) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2009 Bottled 02-28-07. Clear, orange-amber with a large head that lasts well. Aroma is rich marshmallow malt, with some faint citrus-herby hops. Taste is a well-balanced battle of grapefruit-grassy hops vs. rich and slightly nutty malt. Palate is medium-bodied, creamy, and a little dry and tingly. A better bitter.

3.5
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Bottle. Poured a clear copper with a frothy off-white head, leaving some columns of lacing. Caramel to toffee malt aroma with some orangey biscuit notes. Nice malty flavors with a minerally character and some fruity esters. Nice and balanced as advertised. Medium to full bodied but very drinkable, with fine carbonation. I found this a nice example of a full flavored session ale. Given the other ratings I think I got the lucky bottle.

3
b33r (875) - Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Draught at 69 Taps. Medium brown color with small tan head. Aroma was sweet and flavor had light malt and caramel. Some hops were evident.

3
Mart (211) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
Mondial de la bière 07. Ambrée-orangée, légèrement voilée, mousse mince. Arôme agrumé et caramel. Goût équilibré, malt caramel, amertume d’agrumes. Corps moyen à mince, effervescence faible. Correct.

2.9
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2007
On tap at Max & Joe’s Left Hand tasting party. Pours a soft medium amber with a medium-sized off white head. Caramel aroma. Has a thin body with a metallic bite. Mild bitterness with an interesting malty toasted taste. Mild in the brittish style. Quick finish.

3.4
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2007
Robe cuivrée légèrement voilée surmontée d’une mousse blanche mince. Arômes d’épices et d’agrumes. Saveurs de malt, d’agrumes et de levures.

3.3
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Draft at the Library in Norman, OK... Pours a big white fluffy head, mostly lasting... Notes of caramel with a hop-back on the finish of the palate... Nice, solid body... Good session beer...

3.2
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Aroma is slightly sweet and floral, very English. Yeah, looks great, copper colored with a nice little puffy white head that laces nicely. Flavor is nicely balanced. Malty with a distinct bitter finish. Medium bodied. I mean, as far as ESB’s go, pretty good, but not the type of beer I’ll ever crave.


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