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Sawtooth Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company

Sawtooth AleSawtooth Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,552 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1552
Reviews: 641
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-16-2001)
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SamN

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A mildly limp amber-orange, with a dallop of thick creamy nitro head. Never seen a beer quite like this, though it does make my mouth water a bit. Smell is of pale malts, English-style and some crisp, apple-like hoppiness. Nice aromas, as well. Moderate and not aggressive in the least, but still very appetizing. Taste features that same crip fruitiness, followed by a caramely creamy middle and a nice, easy sweetness. Finish is nicely hopped and almost-bitter, but balanced with no flavor overpowering others. Mouthfeel is dead on creamy and delctable, just like you'd expect a nitro beer to be but not heavy, still lighter in character. Almost brainlessly sessionable.

A nice, easy drinking ESB with a nitro twist that gives it the feel of a Guinness. Never had a nitro beer that wasn't a dark stout ale or porter, so this was a new experience for me. I liked it, and would have again.

Serving type: nitro-bottle

02-08-2014 23:32:56 | More by SamN
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Sawtooth Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,552 ratings.