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Sawtooth | DuClaw Brewing Company

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BEER STATS
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29
Ratings:
96
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
25.78%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Bierguy5 on 06-08-2004

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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 96
Reviews by McNealc31:
Photo of McNealc31
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big white head floats on top of hazy gold. The high carbonation is very evident. Nose is overflowing with orange, coriander, and spicy yeast, just like it should be. Sweet grapes and honey come through first followed by orange and lemon. Mix of pepper and a touch of bitterness from the hops at the end. There might even be a touch of anise.

Light, crisp, refreshing. All the familiar flavors of a Belgian Witbier, with a few different ones to make it more interesting. Plus, at only 4.8% ABV, you can easily enjoy several of these. I’m quite impressed.

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Photo of tigg924
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smell is really good, and the taste delivers all I would expect from a witbier. Plenty of Belgian spice, orange, and lemon. True to the style. One of the few beers from DuClaw that I have tried to date that did not blow me away. Not a bad thing, but I would go to other witbiers first.

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Photo of SPRichard
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mocktm
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of tdm168
3.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mhenson42
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of socon67
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of earlholman
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Kegatron
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a tumbler. It looks like it’s time to unretire this one, as it is now available year-round in six packs.

Pours a slightly hazed gold, topped with 1 ½ fingers of foamy bright-white head. This retains with roughly a ¼ finger, leaving back a cascade of fizzy looking lacing. The aroma has an all around fresh airiness to it in the nose, with notes of fruit (orange zest is really coming out) and light toasted bread. Coriander runs through, giving off a breezy spiciness in the nostrils.

The taste is mostly a combo of wheat, oats, and soft fruit flavors giving this a crisp twang on the palate. Coriander is present but adds a fairly light spiciness to the profile here, lingering into the finish along with some notes of dry bitter citrus peel. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a lively crispness to the carbonation and is generally pretty easy feeling in the mouth.

While not the most full flavored Whit Beer out there, I was pleased to at least find that this didn’t overdo it with the coriander and kept a relatively crisp yet easy feel to it that matched up well with those flavors of fruit and wheat. You could do worse than one of these on a hot summer day.

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Photo of MGibbons
3.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikerems
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of tone77
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am surprised to see that this beer is retired. I was at Cliff's liquors about a month ago and this beer was not there. On my visit yesterday there was a fresh supply of it. Anyway, poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of citrus and spices. Taste is the same, corriander, oranges, possibly a touch of clove, very refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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Photo of akorsak
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a growler of Sawtooth consumed over several hours.

Appearance: The ale is a hazy goldenrod color with a bit of head.

Smell: Coriander, oranges and light airy wheat dominate the nose.

Taste: The spices are strong enough to remind one of the beer's pedigree. The spices are strong enough to be known, but do not dominate.

Mouthfeel: The ale sits well enough on the palate.

Drinkability: In the past 2 weeks, I've had this on tap, on firkin and in growler, so that says something.

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Photo of dvanhandel
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of smakawhat
3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Hoegarden glass tumbler.

A very white and gaseous sudsy white head, shampoo like in appearance, settles into a thin collar. Body is a cloudy dull orange.

Nose doesn't bring much excitement. Mix of orange spice and malt. Some zest. Theater movie popcorn diacetyl just a little, with some dry grain action. Not too bad.

In the palate a very noticeable sweet orange, not unlike the curacao that mentions. Incredibly soda fizzy texture that detracts. Malt and chewy wheat component is not really coming to notice.

Overall a nice orange sense to this in the palate that doesn't come across as fake, but it's missing the classic wheat body I associate with this style. It is drinkable though.

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Photo of tln13
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of mikr
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ryanflc
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Bierguy5
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy, light golden liquid with a thin white head. The head disappeared quickly. There was some lace on the glass at the end. The smell was slightly floral and spicy. Tasted slightly sour, followed by a hint of spice (perhaps corriander). To be honest, it needed a bit more spice. Mouthfeel was light bodied, with a fairly high amount of carbonation. Overall, this beer was refreshing, however it needed more flavor. Sort of a watered down white beer.

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Photo of barleyroad
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance, cloudy gold, typical Witbier. Smell, orange with that hint of coriander. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, and very nice on the tongue. Taste, throw in a lime and this beer is great. Nicely done for a Witbier, this is by far one of the best. Much better that the more popular brands. Overall this is a good beer to have in the fridge for those ladies. Well done.

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Photo of jjd315
2.76/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Cook82
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ImpactDan
4/5  rDev +13.3%

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Sawtooth from DuClaw Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.