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Sawtooth Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,652 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,652
Reviews: 650
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 42
Gots: 78 | 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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dowen44

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-17-2011 21:39:28 | More by dowen44
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kmckinnon87

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-15-2011 12:34:24 | More by kmckinnon87
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chetripley

Illinois

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

Overall I would say it was rather good, but from Left Hand I was expecting something bolder and more pronounced, especially since anything coming out of Colorado seems to be heavily hopped.

But after investigation into its style, the ESB's don't necessarily announce their presence, rather satisfy their drinker with smoothness and maltiness preferring to offer a dry finish after some fruity offerings, and this one did just that.

It was a good experience, and one that I shall repeat again.

This was purchased at Mariano's in Chicagoland in the Make your Own six-pack. It was poured into a shaker pint glass.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 12:07:36 | More by chetripley
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cinnabark

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-14-2011 21:58:03 | More by cinnabark
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-14-2011 18:01:40 | More by jak
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TTAmod

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in pint glass.

A: Clear, amber with slightly off-white rocky head.

S: Smells faintly of caramel and hops. Not too strong.

T: Caramel, toffee, tinge of hops, malt, little bit of grain. Pretty much spot-on for an ESB.

M: Medium to medium-heavy. Smooth.

O: What you'd expect from an ESB...a prime example.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 01:26:39 | More by TTAmod
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-12-2011 19:29:51 | More by djrn2
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Jhiser

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +34.4%

12-11-2011 05:05:30 | More by Jhiser
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-10-2011 06:04:31 | More by jheezee
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dankster

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-07-2011 19:33:29 | More by dankster
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eye2

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-05-2011 23:59:06 | More by eye2
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-05-2011 21:36:19 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-04-2011 23:32:54 | More by kjkinsey
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-04-2011 23:28:20 | More by VikeMan
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-04-2011 22:21:09 | More by nmann08
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

12-04-2011 02:36:36 | More by bigred89
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.4%

12-04-2011 01:59:49 | More by pavpav12
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beerslushy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-03-2011 19:00:01 | More by beerslushy
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-02-2011 03:27:18 | More by rab53
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-01-2011 13:31:25 | More by ROGUE16
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

11-29-2011 20:35:20 | More by brandoman63
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akinsja

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-29-2011 16:06:47 | More by akinsja
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JimInTN

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-28-2011 21:28:07 | More by JimInTN
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Amp

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-28-2011 18:24:42 | More by Amp
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-28-2011 18:08:35 | More by Rochefort10nh
Sawtooth Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,652 ratings.