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Sawtooth Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Sawtooth AleSawtooth Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,908 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,908
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 58
Gots: 178 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-16-2001

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Valentno7
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a pretty, almost opaque, deep, dark, mahogany color, speckled with orange highlights and a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department at all. I do get some faint aromas of bready, toasted malt, and a touch of caramel and black pepper, but not much else, and very faint notes at that.

Taste: What the beer lacks in aroma, it more than makes up for in flavor! There are strong, delicious, notes of bready, toasted malt up front, imparting flavors of freshly baked English muffins and sourdough bread, followed by some caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness and black pepper. There is very little to no hops, in this beer, which, since it’s an English-style ESB, makes it spot-on appropriate to have almost no hops what-so-ever.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, creamy and smooth, as there is very little in the way of carbonation. With an ABV of 5.3%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: What a delicious, English-style ESB! Malty and slightly sweet, it’s a malt-bomb for sure! It’s another excellent beer from Colorado, and another excellent beer from Left Hand, which is fastley becoming one of my favorite Colorado breweries.

Photo of lenbert
4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlaskaAg
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freshtojeff
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of keng1343
4.59/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Beer very smooth on nitro

Photo of Dr_Leafy_Green
3.39/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy with little head. Malty fruity aroma with bread yeast note. Malt and biscuit, but a bit one dimensional. Slight lingering bitterness.

Photo of Dinobambam
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OldTime
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgarvis
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wander4
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mackbekeza
4.83/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorites from Left Hand

Photo of erogers
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ctwybeerguy
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesBondGA
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alpha309
3.04/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drwatson32
4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThaJokerWild
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DarthVorador
4.36/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of walaguh
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Sawtooth Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,908 ratings.