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RATINGS: 1352   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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3.6
FROTHINGSLOSH (8069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright bronze color with a medium sized yellow-tan head. The aroma is sweet, nutty and has a moderate floral and fruity hop presence. The flavor is crisp fruity hops followed by a tangy and nutty malt base with a bitter hoppy finish. Pleasant.

2.6
Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2006
Bottled. Amber color with small head. Sweet and malty aroma with notes of toffee and orange. Sweetish flavor with malt, minerals, toffee, orange and melon. Mild bitterness. Basic lightly hopped ale.

2.2
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2006
not bad but not great pretty stale and not much exciting goin on here average i guess for the style i guess ive been into the real dark and stormies lately

3.1
iskirwan1 (66) - monument, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2006
pours a reddish brown with foamy white ,long lasting.a nice hoppy aroma with some sweetish malts.taste is clean slighty bitter and malty prickley carb. overall I like it I will probley get it again

3.1
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2006
Bottled. Fresher than the last Left Hand i had for sure. Good lacing and a nice looking beer - copper orange. Great aroma of malt, peat, caramel and yank hops. Malt and hops fairly well balanced throughout but perhaps a touch to astringent to finish. A touch of grapefruit but overall not enough fruit for me. Not bad for the style.

3.6
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt, nuts, and caramel. Flavor of malt, nuts, and caramel.

3.8
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Pours a clear medium amber color with an off white head and sticky lacing. Malt and grass in the nose. Smooth and balanced malty flavor. Good beer.

2.7
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Deep copper-brown color with a thin head. Mildly sweet caramel malt flavors and low carbonation. The finish has just enough hops to prevent it from being cloyingly sweet. Not bad for the style, but ESB just isn’t that exciting.

4
lunatic77 (14) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 13, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2006 not being a big fan of ESB’s, i was not excited about this one. but after trying it in colorado on tap, i was pleasantly surprised. this one is copper with a small white head diminishing quickly. the flavor was hoppy and malty but smoothly bitter. overall a well-balanced ESB.

3.4
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle. aroma af hops with no malt. medium bitterness. Tastes like a really good pale ale to me. I guess I can’t taste the hard water.


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