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Sawtooth Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company

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1,889 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,889
Reviews: 663
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 55
Gots: 157 | 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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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from session notes.

Cloudy opaque medium amber in color with a flash head that lasts for less than a minute, minimal lacing. Medium levels of caramel apple aroma, and a whiff of floral notes, but not much else to the nose. However, the flavor had a nice mix of dry biscuit and caramel malt. I don't know why the biscuit didn't come through on the aroma for me... it's a mystery. Medium body and carbonation levels....nice gentle boiled bitter hop sustain on the finish with some 'hard water' mineral tones.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on April 9, 2012. Bottled on February 8, 2012,
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Pint glass.
A-Amber-brown clear color, foamy head that leaves nice lacing.

S-Malts, bready, small amount of hoppiness.

T-Almost lager like to me with the malts, nice bite on the finish and a little sweetness.

M-Very drinkable; light carbonation. Seems a little thin.

O-Very drinkable beer, almost like a lawnmower lager beer. Goes down easy and smooth. Not too impressed though.

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Appearance: Amber, thick and very creamy two finger head, probably due to the nitro.

Aroma: Malty and nutty, but fairly mild.

Taste: Malty and light, with just a hint of bitterness. Some caramel and toast in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Thick & creamy, very nice!

Overall: This is pretty good stuff from the nitro tap, making it creamy and smooth. Would make a good session ale as well.

Sawtooth Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,889 ratings.