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Chainsaw Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

261 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 17
Gots: 11 | 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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Reviews by Morris729:
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Morris729

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark rusty orange color with a foamy light-tan head that leaves sheets of sticky lace on the walls of the glass as you drink. The aroma seems to be dominated by a woodiness, but there are additional notes of brown sugar, a light fruitiness, and even some cookie dough. Taste begins with sweet malt and a bit of fruity nectarine that is quickly overpowered by bitter citrusy hop resins. The alcohol becomes more pronounced towards the end. Overall, a fairly nice beer, but a horrible value at $13 for a 750ml.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2007 04:12:01 | More by Morris729
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4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cooper color. Finger and a half head with nice retention and fine patches of lace. Nonspecific malt aroma. Smooth and nutty. Rich malty flavor of oats, wheat and a touch of roasted nuts. Assertive earthy hops. Well balanced. Full bodied. Good carbonation. Malty texture. Tasty stuff.

Serving type: bottle

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color- red amber. Medium head.

Aroma- alcohol esters and hops combine to form a grapefruit and lemon sweet perfume.

Taste- a very strong double ESB. Starts rich with heavy bready malts, definitely a double, mellows in the middle with some sweetness, and finishes with a huge nicely bitter hop ending. I had to read the label to figure out it was an ESB because this struck me as an imperial IPA.

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted July 2014. Purchased at Costco.

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Chainsaw Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.