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Sawtooth Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company

Sawtooth AleSawtooth Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,549 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1549
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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Reviews by osusullins:
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osusullins

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I think that this is an excellent ESB. It is meant to be poured from a nitro tap, so I can understand some of the poor reviews from the bottle drinkers. Totally different experience with nitro.

This is my favorite beer to watch pour from the tap. Pours initially a cloudy off white, but soon begins to cascade into the most brilliant looking tan ale with an off-white head. Beautiful lacing.

Not much to the aroma. I know it sounds stupid, but it just smells like beer. lol.

Taste is solid for an ESB. Dry with some bitterness, but not offensive at all. The nitro helps create a texture that I find comparable to Boddingtons. Finishes quite dry. Very creamy and smooth... So very, very smooth. Just covers the mouth with creamy goodness. Taste lingers. I've found that this beer accompanies spicey foods very well. Probably my favorite pub ale.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-31-2011 04:34:40 | More by osusullins
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Sawtooth Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,549 ratings.