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Sawtooth - DuClaw Brewing Company

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Bierguy5 on 06-08-2004

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1.25/5  rDev -63.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of kwlightner
2.61/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Very nondescript. No head. No smell. Perhaps this is what is expected for a witbier?

Photo of joefuzz
2.95/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle sent as to me as a extra.

Pours hazy orange with a three finger white head. Smells of bready yeast and some orange peel. Tastes like a wheat beer....big wheat taste up front which fades to orange spices and a slight hoppy aftertaste. Mouthfeel seems a little gritty with high carbonation. I'm not a big wheat fan but this is pretty drinkable.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a semi-hazy golden color. The head is a finger high (white in shade) with crap retention for the style. Only tiny splotches of lacing are left on the glass.

S: This has a nice scent of orange peel, which is seemingly augmented by candied sugar. The two notes coexist quite well. There are subtle touches of coriander floating around, along with (dare I say?) Fruity Pebbles. All in all, a decently fruity witbier, but little to amaze the senses.

T: The flavor profile is much the same as the nose. Mild orange peel opens things up, with a closing hit of coriander to finish this off. As I continue to sip it, I realize what's missing: a good wheat character. The adjuncts are handled well, but it needs more wheat flavor for this to succeed.

M: Rather thin for a witbier. I'm missing some of the soft creaminess I like in the style - instead I get a slender coarseness to the texture. Having said that, it is well carbonated and easy to drink.

O: Not bad. It's not entirely successful, though: it's thin, and suffers from the insipidness other average witbiers tend to have. It'll get the job done, but there are a lot of better wits out there.

Photo of mocktm
3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of ckollias
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a hazy orange with a thin, white, one-finger head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Sweet yeasty aroma. Hints of fruits, lemons, and coriander in the background.

T: Strong wheat flavor with and overall sweetness. Lemony and coriander background. This doesn’t really taste like a Witbier.

M: Medium body and low carbonation.

O: Good brew – just not a typical witbier that I am used to.

Photo of goblue3509
3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of tbrown4
3.16/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle -> DFH snifter/chalice. Got this as a single in a mix six pack within the last month. It's been in the fridge since. After investigating it appears that this beer is retired?

A - Bright clear orange, bright white head, little to no lacing, head disappears to the edges quickly.

S - Yeasty, light orange citrus, little bread sweetness

T - Same as the aroma but with a touch of spice, maybe coriander or cloves. Finishes very tangy with a long after taste.

M - Feels thin

O - This is an average representation of the style. It's just a tad above "ok". Does that make sense? It's easy to put back, but the lasting aftertaste makes you not really want another.

Photo of tigg924
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Photo of FightinIrish88
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Bierguy5
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Photo of BogBoyJD
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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Sawtooth from DuClaw Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.