Sawtooth Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by OtherShoe2:
3.58/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Pours a very pretty amber with a nice uneven dense head that sticks well to the sides of the glass
Smells of caramel, hops leaf, and wood esters
This is a neat ber because you have a couple of phases to it. Sweet caramel and malt, with wood esters, raw hop leaf, then this odd, soapy flavor -- couldn't pin it down until I read some of the reviews -- Zadok said it had a wine flavor -- there it is! Nailed it. Oaky, oily, sweet. And that is something that leaves me a bit on the fence for like/dislike.
Mouthfeel leads into drinkability. Nothing overpowering here. Bought a 6-er and I might be regretting it. Moderate carbonation , nothing great for aftertaste -- bitterness at best.
Overall, not bad -- just not doing it for me. So many times people say that there are bette things out ther. I agree. I gues taste is all in the mouth. I need something more out of this style.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2008 22:52:28 | More by OtherShoe2
More User Reviews:
3.65/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a pint glass.
A: Clear with a small amount of carbonation, the body is a darker, though somewhat flat, amber color. The head is frothy and off-white with decent retention and leaves some delicate and dissipating lacing.
S: The smell is noticeable right form the pour. Strong and well balanced over all. Strong hops, strong malts. There's a vanilla sweetness that really comes through that's almost too powerful. A little funk rounds it all out nicely.
T: A strong beer that trends towards the hops, though leaving a balmy maltiness to round it all out. There's a small amount of lemon citrus that undercuts it all. Pretty well balanced.
M: It's a strong beer that has a pretty bold mouthfeel as well. Creamy, smooth, carbonated; it may all be a bit too much, but I'll give credit for going big.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 01:44:10 | More by mmva321
Sawtooth Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,697 ratings.