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RATINGS: 1369   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Nitro at Terrible Beauty. Clear orange pour with a persistant off-white head leaving a heavy set of rings. Nose is very muted - a bit of citrus hops and some caramel malt. Medium-light body, lightly carbonated, English-style ESB. Very well balanced and smooth, with caramel malts that lend a very subtle sweetness and solid but subtle hops that dont punch you in the bracket.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Korcz (2916) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CraftBeerNick (2304) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2017
Tap at Mother Kellys, 9th March 17. Pours brown, aroma is malt, bread, slight spice. Taste is malty, some hop, quite nice flavour. Not bad

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
migwell (348) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2017
The mysterious ESB style. Havent had many, never liked any. I bought this thinking it was a nitro, which may have improved things somewhat... but it isnt. 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 dont 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, Id have no trouble hoisting a few. Inoffensive, but far from exceptional.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 6, 2017
Keg at Mother Kellys. 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (918) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (16597) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2017
On tap at St. Augustines, 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
schavuitje (193) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2017
deze extra special bitter is wel voller van smaak dan de normale bitter , de middelmatige bitterheid haalt de zacht mout tonen wat op en geven lichte hints van caramel,biscuit en bloemige hop alle wel wat vaag

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Diablokev (180) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2016
The aroma has a citrus hint but is faint. The appearance is a clear amber with a very thing cream head. Taste is mild maybe a little weak. Easy to drink, overall meh....

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerme31 (676) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours red with thin tan head. Mild aroma of caramel malt and floral hops. Light sweet taste. Metallic, medium bitter finish. Not a great bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (306) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Nice clean bread and malt aroma with light sweet notes. Pours a pale clear reddish brown with a thin tan head of small bubbles. Tastes of mild hops and balanced bread malt notes. Nothing overpowering. Plenty of carbonation. Very drinkable.


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