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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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3.4
agl108 (1232) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2007
On draft at Zeno’s, Penn State. Poured clear amber with fluffy head. Nose was sweet with a touch of lemony citrus. Flavor included notes of caramel and sweet malts. Mildly bitter finish.

2.8
swedishfish (29) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - APR 18, 2007
Overall a light good beer. I enjoyed it. The smell was fairly faint to me and the head disapeered rather quickly. Also the taste was nice for as long as it lasted which wasn’t very long. Although the back of your mouth still gets some of a fainter taste to it. Has a minor bite with a bitter taste to it. I’d definetly drink this beer again.

3
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2007
Pours transparent amber, medium sized head, much lacing. More malt than expected (But I drink mostly IPAs). It’s OK, not spectacular.

2.6
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2007
Bottle. Pours a lighter amber with s good head and decent lacing. Nose is lightly hopped with some malts. Beer was flat with no flavor hills and valley, no journey for the taste buds. One level of slight bitterness throughout. Sort of non-descript in an unoffensive way. Nothing special, a very average brew. Thanks to ogglethorp for this bottle.

3.2
zombywoof (467) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 11, 2007
Aroma is pleasant: spruce, nuts and cereal. Could have used a little more hop bitterness in the finish. Drink, rate and probably never buy again.

3.4
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2007
Appearance and aroma best parts of this beer, not actually necessary to drink it. Rich gold body, firm head, good lacing. Nose of sweet malts and hops. Taste of toffee and caramel, sweet malts and British hops, balanced, with a good bitter finish.

3.1
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2007
On tap at Burrito Loco. Nice amber color with lots of carbonation. Nice hop flavor with an earthy tinge.

2.7
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - APR 6, 2007
12 oz bottle pours a beautiful clear amber with active carbonation and a thin head of micro bubbles that lasts a while and leaves decent lacing. The nose contains a hint of honey and dough. The taste starts off with a hopped up twang and fades into a slight lemon and grass combo. There’s a slightly metallic aftertaste that is accompanied by a very dry and bitter palate that fits the style but not my preference. Slightly unbalanced but still a decent brew.

3.3
jzzbassman (1631) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2007
Very piney aroma, this one shines as it warms. Very nice session beer, with nothing standing out, but nothing to complain about....the epitome of balance. Where it falls apart is the bitterness could have been better on the end, to keep the finish cleaner.

3.2
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2007
Bottle. Nose is pleasantly sweet, with a hint of hops and citrus. Pours orange with a thin but steady white head. Well-balanced flavor, with a solid malt profile. Palate is a little bit on the sharp side, where a smoother feel would maybe be more appropriate for the mild flavor. Nonetheless, a nice American esb.


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