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Sawtooth Nitro - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Sawtooth Nitro
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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 16.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: JuicesFlowing on 02-03-2014)
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Reviews by mralphabet:
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4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured a copper/amber little hazy color with a rising fingers worth of head that settles to a thin layer with great lacing from start to finish.

S: Wow floral hops upfront then the sweet malt pops in.

T: Flip the switch here.... I'm getting the sweet malt upfront with a nuttiness mixed in. The finish is a little bitter I'm getting a little herbal hops mixed in.

M: Nitro.... very creamy and smooth just as advertised.

O: A very good beer here.... well balanced and good ABV make this a pretty session worthy beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of HOITINK
4.04/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of dditto2
2.84/5  rDev -17%

I like nitros but, this one seemed flat, tasted grassy, bought a sampler six and this was my least favorite. I was actually surprised how bad this was.

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of mjtiernan
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Bottle says best by 05/05/14.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber orange with a lot of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing.

Smell: A toasty, nutty, and fairly earthy malt forward aroma with hints of caramel and biscuit. Upfront toasted malts with hints of biscuit, grains, caramel, toffee, toasted bread, nuts, yeast, and cracker. Hints of earthy hops and grass. Slight hints of brown sugar sweetness. A pretty solid ESB style aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a nutty, toasty, and earthy malt driven taste with notes of biscuit and caramel. Bready toasted malts with upfront notes of bsicuit, grains, toffee, caramel, nuts, yeast, toasted bread, cracker, and yeast. Slight notes of brown sugar. Decent hop presence with earthy notes of grass. A solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a heavy amount of carbonation from the nitro. Very creamy and smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid take on the ESB style. Good nutty malt flavor with a nice touch of hops and cream from the nitro.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.08/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.35/5  rDev +27.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of hophugger
2.64/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle says to pour hard. I did and as an ESB, I got very little head and golden amber color that did not impress. Flavor up front was malt sweetness. Flavor was sort of flat, not very bitter and overall seemed to be watered down. Also felt flat on the palate and definitely lacked something, was very week....

Photo of tweezer159
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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Sawtooth Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.