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Chainsaw Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

315 Ratings
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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 23
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RoBotGod on 03-06-2006)
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650ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown...

Poured a deep hazy amber red colour. Creamy head poured small but quite thick then faded very quickly to light wispy covering with thicker edging... no carbonation at all... some light lines of lacing...

Aroma - Lots of piney, peppery and grassy hops up front mixed with toasted caramel malts... lightly roasted nuts, spicy dried fruits (raisins, figs), light tobacco, some cardboard traces, toasted malty loaf, blood oranges, light liquorice, some wet hay...

Taste - Big blast of grassy and spicy hop bitterness, piney resin traces, overripe fruits (bitter oranges, apples, bananas), also some dried fruits (prunes, dates, raisins), warming alcohol, sweet caramel and toffee maltiness, lightly toasted malt loaf, some butterscotch, medicinal traces, light smokiness, soapy...

M&D - Fairly smooth and creamy with a little oiliness... full bodied... much too rich and full bodied to be very drinkable (not to mention the 9.4% alcohol)...

Overall - A pretty good American Strong Ale if maybe a little rough round the edges... definitely worth a try though...

mdagnew, Oct 20, 2014
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Chainsaw Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.