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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

1,638 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,638
Reviews: 649
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 42
Gots: 73 | 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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Reviews by spoony:
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spoony

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From a 355 ml bottle (best before June 22, 2013) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces a clear, red-tinted amber brew. The light-tan head drops quickly and leaves a touch of lacing on the glass.

S-I smell mildly citrusy hops fighting against some toasted pale malts. The nose is pretty gentle.

T-The taste is like the smell with slightly sharp and floral hops mostly outweighing the pale, dry malts. There is some malty sweetness up front, but for an ESB, this one leans toward the citrusy/hoppy side of things.

M-The feel is medium body with a decently aggressive carbonation. There is a touch of dank oiliness, too.

O-This is a pretty middle-of-the-road brew. I found the hops a little too strong for the style, which also affected the feel, but the flavor was decent and drinkability was good. This beer is pretty ubiquitous around my neck of the woods, and while there are better choices, I would drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 23:35:41 | More by spoony
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Really nice beer. Not heavy and easy to drink. Enjoyed on a warm afternoon and it is refreshing.

Appearance is as expected.

Smell is average. It does not smell too beery, as others I have tasted/smelled do.

Taste is really nice. As the bottle states, it is not too malty and not too hoppy. A nice balance.

I am impressed by the mouthfeel of this beer. It is a light-medium body, almost creamy, mouthcoating type.

Overall, I would drink this beer again. In fact, I would not find it difficult to drink more than two or three at a time. To me, that means a lot. I usually like to move from one beer to the next, so staying with one for more than a couple drinks is a good thing!

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Sawtooth Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,638 ratings.