Sawtooth Ale | Left Hand Brewing Company

Sawtooth AleSawtooth Ale
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Sawtooth AleSawtooth Ale

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-16-2001

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Ratings: 2,148 |  Reviews: 705
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of spoony
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From a 355 ml bottle (best before June 22, 2013) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces a clear, red-tinted amber brew. The light-tan head drops quickly and leaves a touch of lacing on the glass.

S-I smell mildly citrusy hops fighting against some toasted pale malts. The nose is pretty gentle.

T-The taste is like the smell with slightly sharp and floral hops mostly outweighing the pale, dry malts. There is some malty sweetness up front, but for an ESB, this one leans toward the citrusy/hoppy side of things.

M-The feel is medium body with a decently aggressive carbonation. There is a touch of dank oiliness, too.

O-This is a pretty middle-of-the-road brew. I found the hops a little too strong for the style, which also affected the feel, but the flavor was decent and drinkability was good. This beer is pretty ubiquitous around my neck of the woods, and while there are better choices, I would drink this again.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of BWED
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tumbler

A- Clear amber, with a fairly thin off white head. Not much lacing.

S- Caramel malt, with a hint of fruitiness and slight floral background.

T- Caramel and fruity sweet. A mellow hop finish to balance out.

M- Medium-light body, very well balanced with a semi-dry finish.

O- This is very very well balanced. Just enough hop to even out with the malt. Refreshing as well.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
2.99/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, orange amber colored with a short off white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, clear

S: not much of a smell, grainy with mild hops

T: the wheat imparts a weird cereal flavor to this beer, not for me

F: light to medium body with lively carbonation

O: an oddly flavored beer that would be better without the cream of wheat taste

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3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - Hazy red amber. 1 finger of foamy, light fluffy head.

Smell - Very light malt. No significant hints of hops.

Taste - Light, slick mix of hops, malt and water. Not bad. Not great.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, light carbonation, semi-dry finish.

Overall - Sessionable but nothing special. Forgettable. Doubt I'll buy again.

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3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass the beer had a nice amber color with just a slight head on it. The smell was floral but not very strong. Really had to work at getting a good smell off of it.

The feel was smooth with little carbonation.

The taste, although pleasant, was a bit understated. I dare say that it even had a watered down flavor to it.

Overall, it was an ok beer with a smooth consistency and flavor. However, it just seemed to lack much character. Simply, nothing very impressive about it.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Sawtooth Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 55.6% out of 100 with 2,148 ratings
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