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Sawtooth Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Sawtooth AleSawtooth Ale

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1,930 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,930
Reviews: 675
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 59
Gots: 199 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper amber color with orange highlights. Decent head that quickly recedes. Floral hop aromas with touches of caramel, citrus and green apple.

Opens malty with hints of sweet caramel and toasted biscuit. Rather thin mouthfeel with low carbonation. Mild hop bitterness followed by subtle fruit accents. Nicely balanced. Finishes dry and smooth with a nod to butter. A good representation of an ESB, Sawtooth is a refreshing ale with superior drinkability.

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4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a thin head that quickly dissipated. A nice amber/red translucent color with good carbonation.

Nose had good defined bread and yeast characteristics. Tastes of sweet bread, oranges, orange peel and a slight bitterness that offsets the sweet at the end. Good complexity with a refreshing mouthfeel. Good carbonation balances this all out for an overall drinkable beer.

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3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This ale pours out a lovely copper color with a touch of orange. The aroma subtly reveals apricot and orange peel with touchess of rosemary and caramel. I really like the flavor of this ale. Its got a great toasty cracker flavor upfront that rolls into a clean hop and stone fruit finish. Mostly dry, but not disappearing on the palate. Overall a really nice easy drinking ale, not to much to think about, but very well made.

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3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Christmas Eve and I am trying the Sawtooth from Left Hand. The beer pours a brillant clear copper with thin white head that is lacing. The smell is common of ESBs, bitter hops being prsent. The taste is a good balance between the bitter hops and malt. The mouthfeel is medium body with good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Copper, creamy white head, thick and full bodied. Not too much lacing.

S: Pretty flat. I find this is standard on a lot of nitro-tapped beers. Some faint buttery caramel, malty.

T: Intense maltiness, medium hop bitterness, but not much floral or fruity hop aroma. Very well balanced, but somehow...lacking. The flavor just seems muted.

M: So rich and thick. Very creamy too on nitro tap.

O: This would be an outstanding session beer.

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Sawtooth Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,930 ratings.