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Chainsaw Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

260 Ratings
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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 16
Gots: 10 | 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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theWrkncacnter

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a magnum bottle, no date.

Pours an opaqe deep red-brown. Head is minimal but sticks around with some decent lacing. Mild caramel and coffee on the nose with a bit of malt sweetness. Taste is initially heavy, it made me check the label again to make sure I wasn't actually drinking a stout. Stronger toasted coffee tasting malts than I've ever had in a strong ale, but good. A hint of caramel on the aftertaste with a hint of hop bitterness. Mouth feel is very smooth with a dry aftertaste and lingering coffee flavors. Drinkability is decent, only hurt a little bit by the heavyness.

Overall a decent brew, interesting, but nothing that really sets it above others. Might be better during the winter, as heavy as this one is.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2007 00:12:17 | More by theWrkncacnter
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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

07-31-2014 03:27:08 | More by bnes09
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
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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.

Serving type: bottle

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Chainsaw Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.