Sawtooth Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by gr0g:
2.99/5 rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Copper color with a one-finger head of creamy nitro-foam. Good head retention and stickiness, much like Left Hand's bottled Milk Stout Nitro. Aroma is faint and it's all bready, biscuity malt. Only the slightest trace of floral hops. Just weak and uninspired all around.
I hoped things would improve on the palate, but it didn't really turn out that way. On a positive note, the mouthfeel is nice and creamy. A very pleasant texture that would facilitate drinking multiple pints if the taste were even decent. It's not. The basic malt profile an English Bitter is there, but that's it. Mild hop bitterness. None of the tea-like herbal notes and fruity esters that proper examples of the style exhibit.
As a fan of Left Hand Milk Stout, I was hoping Sawtooth Ale would at least be a decent example of an English Bitter / Pale ale. Nope.
Serving type: nitro-bottle
01-15-2014 02:41:01 | More by gr0g
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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.