Sawtooth | Left Hand Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
lefthandbrewing.com

Style: English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,908
Reviews:
717
Ratings:
2,177
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
375
Trade:
0
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Photo of NightINgale
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another of my favorite brewers and a pretty decent offering...

A dark caramel colored brew, it poured out a bumpy-looking foam with some decent lacing. Not much to the nose on this one, at least nothing that I would consider unique or even mention-able. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, carbonated, and a tad astringent. I do believe this is a solid ale - maybe a run-of-the-mill, but still good. Overall, it's another good offering from one of the brewers I always keep an eye out for.

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Photo of Skillz
3.47/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heerboth
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMH73
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber with a half inch off white head that settles to a thin ring pretty quickly and leaves nice lacing. Smell is pretty mild with lightly roasted malts and some hops. Tastes of lightly roasted malts, caramel, light hop presence and some earthy notes. Light to medium bodied for the style, moderate carbonation, mild bitterness and slightly dry finish.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jripley97
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chilmer
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of QuentinDishaw
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. And yes, that can did come from the incredible woodychandler. Has a bronze color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of bready malts. Taste is malts, caramel, light hops at the finish, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of JoeyJellico
2.77/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bgillespie
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: Clear cooper/amber with a thin off white head.
Smell: Faint smell of malt
Taste: Light flavor, mostly malt, herbal taste
Mouthfeel: Light and crisp with good carbonation.
Overall: Not a bad beer, but light on flavor. A good session beer.

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Photo of sb17
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can, it's a clear amber orange with a white head with decent lacing. Aroma is malts and a little hops.
Flavor matches. Body is thin, nice carbonation. Overall just a so-so beer. One of a pick six. If I see it again, I'll leave it behind.

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Photo of Yancey82
3.14/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Spydersweb
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into nonic glass.
The beer pours a nice amber with a tan head that remains for several minutes. Nice lacing left on the glass.
The smell is lightly roasted malts, very light English hops.
Taste is mild caramel, malt heavy with a little lingering hops bitterness. Overall a decent beer, but there are better ESBs on the market.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours copper amber with a frothy tan head that settles to a firm layer and laces nicely.

S: Toasty bready malt, slightly earthy, fruity notes, and toffee sweetness.

T: Toasty bready malt, fruity notes, blackberry and prune, slight earthy bitterness, and some toffee sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: This bottle is less than fresh so I will look to try this one again in the future, but I'm enjoying what's there.

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Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of redsoxjim
4.51/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrOH
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Absolutely gorgeous clear copper with an off-white head, nice lacing.
Smells like sweet, biscuity, caramelly, malt.
Tastes like it smells, with a slight hint of citrusy hops. Nice finish with a crack of bitterness.
A little heavier and stickier than I tend to like, but it suits the style, I suppose.
Not one much for ambers, but this one is pretty good.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

See through amber beer with not many bubbles seen and a slight head. Slight caramel malt on the nose with some sweetness detected. Really not a whole lot on the nose of this one, maybe some slight grassy hops in addition . Slightly citrus with some bready and slight caramel malt finishing slightly bitter and grassy. A bit watery but pretty decent. Taste and feel was better than the nose for sure.

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Photo of FrancisM12
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Sawtooth from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 2,177 ratings