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Chainsaw Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

239 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 16
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

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

Not sure how old this is but I can assume at least over a year since I got it for 5 bucks.

A - A hazy dark amber brown with a 1/4 inch of head. Lacing is nice leaving the head settled to a nice ring.

S - Small bittering herbal tea and piney hops mostly in the nose. Mild yet well balanced.

T - Again much better than the regular Sawtooth. Piney hops seem to be a bit subdued in this old bottle yet mix very well with herbal like tea flavors of the ESB side, which again is subdued. The result is a nice mix of flavors.

M - Medium body with a well concealed ABV. Can't believe its around 9%

Overall a nice one off beer in fact not very ESB at all. Hides the ABV well and drinks just as good. Not bad for a one time thing.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 02:26:02 | More by DrDemento456
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 5/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark orange brown with a small, rapidly dissipating head. Light piney hops aroma. Mild malt and dark fruit up front with a mild spicy malt and hop finish. Pleasant, but not all that interesting. A satisfactory one time ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 19:42:08 | More by LiquidAmber
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-29-2012 07:35:55 | More by bluckbeyes
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kobeer

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-24-2012 19:36:26 | More by kobeer
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-19-2012 05:08:47 | More by MarkyMOD
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rocklibster

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

07-14-2012 18:03:10 | More by rocklibster
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

07-14-2012 03:51:45 | More by ssjkyle
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-12-2012 17:21:01 | More by JRod1969
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pisomojado8

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-10-2012 18:08:03 | More by pisomojado8
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curly31989

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-06-2012 14:26:23 | More by curly31989
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-21-2012 16:51:14 | More by hiphopj5
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seeswo

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

05-12-2012 01:39:21 | More by seeswo
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dumptruck81

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-10-2012 18:25:35 | More by dumptruck81
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

05-10-2012 15:26:42 | More by ncstateplaya
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Kirby


4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-02-2012 21:45:21 | More by Kirby
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ATXRyan

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.5%

04-25-2012 21:57:10 | More by ATXRyan
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

3/5  rDev -21.5%

04-03-2012 16:40:02 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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Juner03

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-13-2012 01:54:07 | More by Juner03
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kimbo33

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -60.7%

02-25-2012 02:13:09 | More by kimbo33
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bpackertx

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-05-2012 21:39:31 | More by bpackertx
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A murky medium brown pour. Huge dense tan head. Retention is quite good and the lacing is so-so.

S: Lots of sweet caramel. Lots of raisin with some cherries perhaps?

T: Caramel with lots of buttered raisin bread. Yes, that's exactly what I'm tasting. Strange but interesting and not all that bad. Mildly hoppy, a bit of an earthy pine bite in the finish.

M: Medium bodied, a bit drying on the back end.

O: An interesting experiment for sure, a double ESB. Not great but not bad either.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 04:12:55 | More by Dope
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-23-2012 16:29:20 | More by imperialking
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poppyjohn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-21-2012 21:58:53 | More by poppyjohn
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WestSideAmish

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-10-2012 14:32:14 | More by WestSideAmish
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OBIrish24

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-27-2011 03:20:52 | More by OBIrish24
Chainsaw Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.