Sawtooth Ale | Left Hand Brewing Company

2,133 Ratings
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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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a dark amber/brown color that is pretty translucent. Head was dense and white, mellowed out pretty quickly but remained in a thin layer almost the entire way down. The nose gets hit with sweet fruits, citrus, sour tones, grains, and a bit of caramel and sugar. The taste was great, lots of toasted malts and caramel up front, followed by a sweet, nearly tart, rush of fruits and citrus notes with just a small touch of hop oil. High carbonation, along with the sour-tart aftertaste almost makes you want to pucker just a bit, but in a good way. Sawtooth Ale is vibrant and full of a wonderful flavor profile. The body is pretty thin and leaves a crispy, dry finish.

A very tasty ESB from Left Hand here. I will definitely be having this one again.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Last beer of the evening. Going mostly lighter for the evening.

This smells like a stock ESB. I get a mix of sweet and sour notes. The nose is pretty light overall.

This also tastes like a clean ESB. I get that it would be hard to make a beer this consistently simple every time. i get the english malt there. Of course you also get the bitterness, but not as much as would normally be found in an ESB.

This is a very easy to drink ESB. I would order it again, but I don't feel like I need to go out of my way to get a bottle.

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Sawtooth Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 2,133 ratings.
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