RATINGS: 1352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeRa (12) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2008
This is a really nice ESB beer. It has a nice taste of caramel and hops. It is amber in color. I will be drinking it again.

jonas (8280) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2018
Bottle. Red chestnut, low head. Light sugary roast, caramel and berries, aromatic pine and flowery hops. Medium body, dry, mellow sparky, caramel apples, sweet but well balanced by a nice, not overdone hop blanket. Pleasant.

donandres (687) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - OCT 18, 2017
12 ounce can from a variety pack to tulip glass Sight: dark amber, slightly hazy, small foam, lingers Smell: very good, malty aroma Taste: very good, low bitterness, low sweetness Feel: very good, good carbonation, good finish, long bitter aftertaste Overall: very good beer ok to repeat, not look for

Bill Becker (2009) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 4, 2017
Bottle best by November 22nd. Pours a clear copper with a 1" head of foam. Smells of citrus hops and grainy malt, with some caramel. Grainy taste, nice bit of bitter hops that’s kinda fruity. Finish doesn’t appeal to me. Sorta bitter but then it fades and gets all watery. Not much of an END in my book. More like an average Amber.

shawnmurphy (667) - 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.

john_hops_kinz (26) - - 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.

Scipio (1275) - 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.

BeerViking (5132) - 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.

Korcz (3388) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

CraftBeerNick (2978) - 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

migwell (368) - 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.

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