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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

1,947 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,947
Reviews: 679
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 60
Gots: 209 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-16-2001

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,947 | Reviews: 679
Photo of scottaimee
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mpolewan
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brentkruger1989
4.54/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is good and clean. Smells amazing!But wasn't the best beer I've ever had. Not even e n the best beer i had tonight

Photo of TonyFrac
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cantstandya65
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hydrate
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love it. Great flavor. Dry, hoppy.

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

Photo of Metalsnota
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ela
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of justincourts
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DraftDaddy
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Malty_Hopper
4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; amber colored; 1 finger khaki head that receded to a wispy cap; OK lacing;

S: well balanced; herbal hops with a touch of pine; caramel and toffee;

T: caramel for a moment, then a bit of lemon gets added in; light herbal and lemon rind bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; light to moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: very nice; would have liked a touch more bitterness;

Photo of Mone1000
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satsuma
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of marcespo
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattymystique
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YalovaIA
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dd43
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALC82
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ian_B
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very translucent, dark toffee color with glints of amber. Decent head with thin retention.

Aromas of sweet, buttery caramel backed by very faint esters of plum and blackberry.

Taste of caramel or toffee without being too sweet. A tiny bit of blackberry toward the middle, accompanied by a mild, earthy hop bitterness which lends a bit of burnt bread crust (the good kind) to the finish.

Light yet creamy body that is crisp but not overly-carbed. Slight dryness on the finish provides a pleasing balance.

Overall a very solid representation of the style; a great introductory craft brew.

Photo of puboflyons
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 12 fl. oz. bottle with a Best By 4/10/2015 date stamped on the neck of the bottle. Sampled on February 22, 2015.

A good looking pour with copper-amber tones and a lingering cream colored head. Good clarity.

The aroma is vibrant with toasted bread, caramel, and sweetness while any hop sensations are downplayed.

The body is medium.

I like the sweetness of the flavor with a brown sugar characteristic, caramel, and bread and a muted but dry hop bitterness. Nicely balanced.

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Sawtooth Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,947 ratings.