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RATINGS: 1363   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2006
This was a good ESB. Real easy to drink, went down nice, dry bittering finish. Session brew here

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jefcon (1703) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Amber-hued with a little lacing. Aromas are heavy on hopcit. Bitter bite, with a hoppy center and a fading malt finish thats woodsy and warm. Hops are a bit soapy. Quite "wet" on the finish. There is a bit of mineral in the flavor profile which is kind of nice. Overall, however, not in the class of ESB it aspires to be.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Bottle Cold Electro Lounge, Nice sweet malty aroma with subtle hops, great light malt tastes with decent hops quite nice and infact quite good for and American ESB not too hoppy but good amounts of malts. I prefered this one over Bridgeport ESB.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tulsajeep (12) - USA - SEP 10, 2006
Looks much better than it tastes. Certainly bitter but tastes very watery initially.. I wouldnt call it well balanced at all. Doubt Ill buy more.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Didnt like this one so much. In the commercial description I very much likethe phrase the ater uded is quite hard,,,the water used is quite watery ...this is like a ice tea with too much ice thats melted. What a disappointement from its malty nose to its actual lack off lavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yemntftb (106) - USA - AUG 24, 2006
Bottled. Hoppy Aroma/hoppy taste. Very good beer with a dry finish. A nice ESB.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2006
(Tap) Pours amber. Hoppy aroma and taste with mostly hops in the taste. Nice mouthfeel and a nice dry finish. A very enjoyable beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Not really impressed with this beer. I get a wierd tea flavor out of it. And the rest is just bland. Not a whole lot going on from a brewery that I have had much better from.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2006
bottle - Pours light amber with a good malty aroma and a trace of citrus. Theres some good hops flavor and mild malt, but overall just not enough flavor in general. This ale was surprisingly watery. Its okay, but left me wanting something stronger.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Pours golden honey w/ medium spritzy froth. Aroma is hoppy with aged malt. Medium nectar with ample residual effers. Well let me tell you, this brew is bittered w/ strong flavors from the aged wood, tobacco, rusted iron part of the spectrum. HARD WATER! I think I aquired a kidney stone from just one bottle. I didnt enjoy this at all. I have found the TRUE English style is more to my liking. This is a poor example of an English style. Its rustic yes but not in the least bit soft and lucious like grandmas old pillow. It is bitter however, from start to finish.


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