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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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOne (371) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Pours amber orange, moderate fluffy white head, recedes quickly. Modest nose of yeast, malt and a tiny hint of hops. First contact on the tongue is sweet and creamy, odd for a bitter. Mellows to a moderate malt and sweet dough center, and a slight bitter finish. Flat but slightly chewy. Drinkable, enjoyable beer, but oddly classified as a bitter. Reminds me more of a Heller Bock (a lager) I had a while ago. Could be a freshness issue (the date says it was bottled this coming November, go figure) - source is known for freshness issues.


3.5
shawnmurphy (515) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours clear amber with spritz white head and lacing. Aroma: brown sugar, nuts. Flavor: all the above with earth, pepper, toast. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied.

3.8
john_hops_kinz (17) - - JUN 30, 2017
Sawtooth Ale: It tastes like a cube of aged white cheddar that has been lightly cooked upon the meat grease residue of a lukewarm Foreman grill.

3
Scipio (1085) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Pours a clear amber with a medium, off white head. The mellow aroma is very bready. There are some lighter floral hops, and is mildly toasted. I find hints of caramel as well. The taste is more dry than anything. Its also just a bit sweet. The flavor remains very bready. A heavier caramel comes through now with with a strong nutty compliment. Long and lingering caramel aftertaste. Due to this being only 5.3%, I was surprised that this was full in body. It has a chewy texture and average carbonation. I don’t see anything very exciting to report about this one.

3.4
BeerViking (4801) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2017
Creamy nose, full bodied and malty, light spicy character, but smooth and smooth,more like a cream ale.

2.5
Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.2
CraftBeerNick (2567) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2017
Tap at Mother Kelly’s, 9th March 17. Pours brown, aroma is malt, bread, slight spice. Taste is malty, some hop, quite nice flavour. Not bad

2.7
migwell (365) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2017
The mysterious ESB style. Haven’t had many, never liked any. I bought this thinking it was a nitro, which may have improved things somewhat... but it isn’t. Aroma of lemon and malt, bottle into nonic, no foam, low carbonation, kind of flat, dull orange look to it. Flavor is not exciting at all, bland, flat, weak... I do get the hard water thing. Have to say, based on limited experience, that I just don’t care for this style of beer. Of course, if I was once again cycle touring in England and this was what was on at the local, I’d have no trouble hoisting a few. Inoffensive, but far from exceptional.

3
teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 6, 2017
Keg at Mother Kelly’s. It pours a clean golden color with a small white head. Aroma is pale bread, light oats, malts, grassy hops. Taste holds some more faint grassy hops and biscuity malts. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, meh

3
RhetoricalAns (939) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2017
Pint. Amber poor woth a thin white head- poor retention. Aroma of herbal / grassy hops, caramel. Taste is balanced. Flavours are light malt not a lot of hop flavours. Fine.

2.7
mcberko (17854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2017
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a clear copper orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out bready malt, a touch of toasted caramel and light hop resins. Flavour is very restrained, with subtle notes of resinous hops and toasted malt. Solid balance, just missing oomph.


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