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Sawtooth Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,701 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,701
Reviews: 654
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 44
Gots: 93 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

Virginia

4.58/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a real hazy straw yellow color, with a foamy white head that sits forever.

Smell: nice mellow floral hops and pale malts

Taste: floral hops that don't leave an outstanding bitterness, followed by some pale malts. Unbelievably balanced and delicious

Mouthfeel: perfectly smooth and clean. almost no bitterness. very refreshing

Overall: This one kinda blew me away. I really enjoyed it. This is almost exactly what I want out of an ESB and certainly the best american version I have had by far. I want to try it bottled and see how it compares.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-26-2013 15:37:26 | More by SportsandJorts
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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 8/26/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of orange zest, pear, apple, caramel, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of orange zest, pear, apple, caramel, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, light pine, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes or orange zest, pear, apple, caramel, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, light pine, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good ESB style. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2014 03:16:45 | More by superspak
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1.75/5  rDev -53%

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Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-02-2014 00:01:32 | More by Johntomk
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-01-2014 23:06:44 | More by ckk527
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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-31-2014 03:18:57 | More by Donkster46
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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +21%

07-30-2014 21:14:54 | More by Jack_Frost79
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mmva321

Missouri

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear with a small amount of carbonation, the body is a darker, though somewhat flat, amber color. The head is frothy and off-white with decent retention and leaves some delicate and dissipating lacing.

S: The smell is noticeable right form the pour. Strong and well balanced over all. Strong hops, strong malts. There's a vanilla sweetness that really comes through that's almost too powerful. A little funk rounds it all out nicely.

T: A strong beer that trends towards the hops, though leaving a balmy maltiness to round it all out. There's a small amount of lemon citrus that undercuts it all. Pretty well balanced.

M: It's a strong beer that has a pretty bold mouthfeel as well. Creamy, smooth, carbonated; it may all be a bit too much, but I'll give credit for going big.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 01:44:10 | More by mmva321
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Matt_Felix

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-29-2014 18:39:48 | More by Matt_Felix
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California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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New Mexico

5/5  rDev +34.4%

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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-27-2014 20:24:16 | More by Doomcifer
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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +21%

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swh89


4.5/5  rDev +21%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-26-2014 03:09:25 | More by Hutch517
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tjdrewry

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

07-25-2014 23:56:09 | More by tjdrewry
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AmeriCanadian

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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beoirific

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Skyjmpr

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Sawtooth Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,701 ratings.