Sawtooth | DuClaw Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
duclaw.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Bierguy5 on 06-08-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
14.16%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikr
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fakedeadgirlfriend
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MGibbons
3.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VikeMan
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tillmac62
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

BOD 3/13/15. Pours a clear gold with a touch of amber. Normal head volume, lacing and retention.

Outstanding nose of coriander, orange and yeast.

Light medium body with a smooth texture. Superb carbonation with a nice effervescent burst in the middle and a solid prickly finish.

The flavor profile is outstanding. Up the intensity and body a bit and this approaches world class flavor. It begins with a subtle grainy sweetness that then explodes with coriander. Orange arrives next with a touch of phenolic clove which slowly lingers past the finish. Fairly clean and very well balanced, just a tad bit tame.

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Photo of Brewsed
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of hopsputin
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a: a hazy burnt orange color with some lighter yellow notes towards the side of the glass. 1/2 finger head that fades to a thin white film on top

s: orange & lemon peel, coriander, clove, cardamom, lemongrass, big wheaty notes, faint musty smell, pear skin

t: follows the nose nicely. the cardamom, clove, and coriander hit you right away. that fades into a nice full smooth wheat flavor. behind that is a sweet citrus zest, the slightest kiss of honey, and light caramel

m: light. medium carbonation

o: honestly, i could drink this all day. its light, but has just the right amount of flavor for a Wit. Nice flavors in here that transition well in the mouth. Give this a chance if you come across it

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Photo of jjd315
2.76/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of thehooksman
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bluehende
3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Came off as much more like a saison than a wit. It was not refreshing as a wit should be.

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Photo of W_Des
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

The nose has a lot of coriander. It hits you in the face. I felt like it was too much coriander since I wanted some of the orange peel to shine. The taste was nice and clean and was different than what you would expect after smelling the beer.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tdm168
3.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice banana flavor and Belgium yeast. With some lemon also.
Good witbier

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Photo of Markbienvenu
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tigg924
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smell is really good, and the taste delivers all I would expect from a witbier. Plenty of Belgian spice, orange, and lemon. True to the style. One of the few beers from DuClaw that I have tried to date that did not blow me away. Not a bad thing, but I would go to other witbiers first.

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Photo of kwlightner
2.61/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Very nondescript. No head. No smell. Perhaps this is what is expected for a witbier?

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Photo of NiceTaps
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a Sam's pint glass.

A- Pale golden color, clear. White head, no lacing.

S- Sweet and fruity. Orange sweetness like a grand marinier.

T- Sweet malt and light fruity-ness. Artificial-like flavor. No hops.

M- Not much body, light and sweet. No hop bite.

O- Hearty name, lightweight brew.

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2/5  rDev -43.3%

Photo of FightinIrish88
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of PostRockandCats
1.5/5  rDev -57.5%

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Sawtooth from DuClaw Brewing Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 97 ratings.
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