Sawtooth Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by karengarys:
3.93/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
pours a nice rich deep hazy amber. Minimal head though, and a very small ring around the edge disappears. No lacing.
Smells hoppy and grapefruitey and slightly sweet with a hint of malt balance.
It tastes pretty yummy. What I would expect in an ESB. A dry hop crispness smacks you in the face right off the bat - I happen to like that... It stays throughout it's journey down your throat. After the inital whallop, grapefruit joins the flavor, and hangs around.
The mouthfeel is kind of nice, but a bit thin for my tastes. Per the style? I think maybe a bit watery. The crisp hop saves it, though, tingling for the first half of the drink in a nice fizz. After that it drys up into a citrus flavor with hints of rind.
The finish is very clean.
I think the body is a little thin.
This is a really good ESB. In my opinion, one of the better that I have tried. I recommend trying it.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2004 02:11:54 | More by karengarys
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 1,695 ratings.