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Sawtooth Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,695 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,695
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 43
Gots: 90 | 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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Zraly

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Murphy's Stout glass. Drink by date on the side: 3/27/14.

Beautiful clear amber with a frothy, creamy head one can only get from a nitro pour. Always fun to watch and am glad to see Left Hand offering more of these classic English style brews in the nitro format. Cookie dough and caramel nose; really nice and hits the high mark for style.

The taste follows the smell and is simple but elegant all in the same breath. Biscuit and caramel malts support earthy and floral hop notes. Gentle and not too assertive, this makes for a great session ale. As it warms more and more, it surrenders itself a bit more and all of these notes are further highlighted. Mouthfeel is smooth and the finish is bone dry.

Excellent variation of a classic, English ESB. Great partner for fish n' chips, lovely on its own.

Serving type: nitro-bottle

01-31-2014 21:37:08 | More by Zraly
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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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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Sawtooth Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,695 ratings.