Sawtooth Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company
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3.4/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy, caramel brown; minimal head, dissipates after a few minutes. Beautiful color.
Smells of faint malts and ripe, apple-or-pear-like fruits.
Tastes piney, a tad more bitter than I expected. Carbonated bitterness hits you squarely on the palate, followed by residual malts that don't really stand out. Kind of falls flat after that initial blast of resiny zest. Alcohol notes along the top/front that cascade throughout. Not really sure what to make of it. Not my recent favorite. The thing is, most ESBs I've tried had a certain bitterness up front followed by big, buscuit or caramel maltiness - I guess that's what this is missing, the punch line.
Mouthfeel is a little confusing also. Starts kind of puckery, but mellows out a bit unpleasantly. Extremely moist, so not very thirst-relieving.
Drinkability is par for the course. A decent session beer at 5.3% if the flavor is your thing.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2011 02:46:30 | More by BrewsCrewSA
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3.78/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Nitro bottle, Best By 05/08/14
L - very rigorous pour, as indicated on cap and label, reveals a copper colored ale with a smooth ivory head that eventually rises to half a finger
S - very herbal aroma, caramel, vanilla and bread are all faintly present
T - bread, caramel, vanilla, herbal hop,
F - extra smooth feel, medium body, goes down easily
O - I'm not sure which I prefer (regular Sawtooth or Nitro Sawtooth), but this one is definitely unique. Glad to try it.
Serving type: nitro-bottle
02-22-2014 03:04:24 | More by barnzy78
Sawtooth Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
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