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Chainsaw Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company

Chainsaw AleChainsaw Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

228 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%


Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% 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 markaberrant:
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

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

A - deep red, dark, but glows when held to the slightest bit of light, very clear, small light tan head, eventually receeds and leaves some scant lacing.

S - juicy sweet malt and hops hit my nostrils before I can even finish pouring, mostly malt, carmel and booze

T - carmel, brown sugar, chocolate (not roasty), booze adds some dark rummy notes, hops are mildly spicy, bitterness is not high, but does not finish sweet, aftertaste is lingering chocolate and bready malt

M - med body, low carbonation, gives it a nice weight and depth without being heavy or cloying, booze shows up more in the aroma and flavour than in the back of the throat, very nice and smooth

D - real nice malty american ale, rich and satisfying

Without a doubt, this beer will not satisfy hopheads, but it is an excellent choice for anyone that loves malt. Not as fruity as an english barleywine, but every bit as complex and enjoyable, maybe even more. This is my first taste of Left Hand's beer, and I look forward to trying more.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2009 20:39:08 | More by markaberrant
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Chainsaw Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.