Sawtooth Ale | Left Hand Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84
good
2,132 Ratings
Sawtooth AleSawtooth Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,132
Reviews:
697
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
12.97%
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
359
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,132 |  Reviews: 697
Photo of beertraveler08
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into glass mug. darkish amber color like Marzen. No head to speak of, just light lace.

Very malty nose, with a faint lemon.

Taste is malty bitterness, biscuit, mild sweets.

Very smooth mouth.

This is really well done. Nothing fancy, doesn't rewrite the book or anything. Just a good, malty beer. For fans of Oktoberfest, English brown ale, Helles lager, and, of course, Extra Specials.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.07/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Comes out looking like one of those darker amber ales. Earthen toffee like aroma. Isn't the red/amber malt vibe, more of the Burton/esb vibe going for it, but heartier..

More toffee and old wood notes. For being an esb, seems awfully balanced. One of those middle of the road ticks. Just leans too malty for me.

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Photo of goodbeer4cheap
4.62/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look- slightly brown ale amber. Smell- Lemony, sweet malt. Taste- Malty forward, slight subtile hops, bready, lemon, slight caramelized backing. Quite good. Feel- Like beer should be, good to the front and back of the tongue.
Overall- a very good ESB. I will enjoy many more of them.

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Photo of americannaik
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of canarycommotion
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larryarms847
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright golden yellow color.

Lemongrass, biscuity sweetness, fresh grains.

Toasted malt, biscuits, lemon zest, lemongrassy herbal bitterness.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, slightly bitter after taste.

Overall, a pretty solid brew, nothing special but easy drinking.

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Photo of PUbeer
4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Guppy314
4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really very drinkable because it's so well balanced: hops vs. malt. But that also kinda means that it's not stand-out special. I feel a beer is so much more interesting if it focuses on SOMETHING and does that one thing really well; like hopsy, malty, or yeasty. This Sawtooth Ale is "just" a good solid beer that I could (and did) drink all night!

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Photo of Chrinst
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.21/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sawtooth Ale has a medium, frothy, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, amber appearance, and spider-web lacing left behind. The aroma is of very subtle lemon, bread crust, and generalized malt, and the flavor is of those elements, with a mellow back-end bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Sawtooth Ale finishes dry and exceedingly drinkable.

RJT

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Photo of beaulabauve
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RancidAggro
4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JordanlikesAles
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great malty beer with neutral aromas.

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Photo of ClePaul
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Nat1975
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JPadilla
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pens1967
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasterRigger
3.09/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of norinco
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TopherBreski
3.37/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Midwestbrew18
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueShepard19
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LknBigFish
3.12/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sawtooth Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 2,132 ratings.
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