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Sawtooth Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company

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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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Roberto11232

New York

3/5  rDev -19.4%

11-03-2013 01:34:49 | More by Roberto11232
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Lolli1315

Illinois

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

A- An orange copper color with a persistent creamy white head. Noticeable sticky lacing on the side of the glass. Fairly clear with some slight haze.

S- Smooth toasted malt with low amounts of caramel popping through the malt. A citrus hop begins to rise in the middle and comes through the finish with a floral hop aroma emerging in the end.

T- Strong toasted malt dominates throughout the beer. Middle brings a out a stronger toasted flavor. Towards the end the floral hop taste comes through with slight bitterness finishing.

M- Medium thin body, smooth carbonation, and a sweet malt flavor.

O- Nice easy drinking beer. Although this is not a session beer, still a nice one to sit around with and relax when you don't want anything too big.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 02:05:45 | More by Lolli1315
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tard24

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +21%

01-02-2014 06:10:30 | More by tard24
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Andrew526

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-23-2013 13:35:17 | More by Andrew526
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Auslander

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-04-2014 21:32:42 | More by Auslander
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Hophead21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-24-2014 00:15:13 | More by Hophead21
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shacawgo24

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-10-2013 08:52:08 | More by shacawgo24
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searsclone

Arizona

4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle into a pint glass. caramel colored with a long lasting white head and an excellent lace left on the glass.

smell is faint grass and a bit of pine (edit: a different sample offered some caramel and a touch of dark chocolate in the nose)

taste is great. sweet caramel and sugar with a perfect just the right amount of hop to leave it perfectly balanced.

mouth feel is chewy and creamy with a crisp yet sticky finish. unique, but it works.

all around, a great beer. I would have given it even higher overall, if I would have gotten more aroma.(edit: upped the rating by 1/2 point due to the presence of a better aroma)

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 02:10:50 | More by searsclone
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Peller80


3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-22-2012 02:45:27 | More by Peller80
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canawler

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

06-27-2013 17:41:57 | More by canawler
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twbeecher

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-05-2012 21:08:38 | More by twbeecher
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emsroth

New York

3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber. no date

app: Amber in color with a frothy off-white head.

smell: Straight northwestern hops. The type from which you can smell the bitterness, and I dislike a bitter nose. As it warms a slight biscuity malt scent pokes through.

taste: greeted by the bitterness and ends with a bready malt. The hops have a grassiness to them. An overall solid flavor. Very well balanced, and no extreme in any way. As it warms the flavor mellows and turns absolutely delicious. Let this baby warm a bit before serving.

Leaves a bit of a malty film in the mouth, but it does not detract.

An overall solid, decent brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2009 22:09:22 | More by emsroth
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tazzman

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.5%

09-30-2013 14:19:38 | More by tazzman
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MonkeyStain

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

10-16-2012 15:44:25 | More by MonkeyStain
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Merkur

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-19-2011 15:43:36 | More by Merkur
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CharlieMurphy

New York

3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: 1/2" off white head, clumpy skim foam. Looks like apple cider, kinda cloudy, hard to see through, rich amber

S: Smells very fruity as attributed to the just the malts and hops. Kinda of like a hopped down IPA. Has held up well for being over a year old.

T: No hop bite what so ever. Carbonation fills over the flavors when cold out the fridge until a mildly sweet, barely there, malt presence makes itself known at the finish

M: Very full due to the carbonation, but not overly carbonated. Almost has that lager like flatness to it actually. The more you drink the thinner the liquid feel gets, kind of hard to articulate this aspect finitely.

O: Wish it tasted like it smelled. I think it's kind of hard to call this an ESB

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2011 03:08:44 | More by CharlieMurphy
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beerslushy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-16-2012 17:26:20 | More by mgironta
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Redglimmer


3/5  rDev -19.4%

03-04-2012 03:25:21 | More by Redglimmer
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Applesauce1

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at the Pit Stop in Nelsonville, OH.

Appearance: copper-amber color with a nice 3/4" head on the pour
Smell: i smell some spices (winter warmer spices); kind of a weird smell for this type
Taste: very good; nice balance; mild hoppiness; but mostly a malty flavor with some of that winter warmer/bock flavor (kinda weird, but thats what it feels like)
Mouthfeel: medium to light bodied
Drinkability: going down pretty good

Overall, I'm impressed with this beer and would like to try it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2007 05:25:18 | More by Applesauce1
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onlymurderers

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-27-2014 22:45:53 | More by onlymurderers
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Mattco

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-17-2013 21:36:49 | More by Mattco
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fatboy91

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-24-2013 02:47:58 | More by fatboy91
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Lagerquestrian

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-03-2013 00:48:46 | More by Lagerquestrian
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fgilbert2

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-18-2013 04:35:34 | More by fgilbert2
Sawtooth Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,638 ratings.