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Chainsaw Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

250 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 16
Gots: 8 | 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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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-16-2012 16:27:46 | More by RblWthACoz
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Pours a brown colored brew with a small off white head. The head that was there faded quickly to leave a wisp on the surface of the beer with very light lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma was heaviest o f a sweeter caramel, some chocolate and faint aromas of a dark fruit nature. Mixed with these are a herbal and slightly earthy hop flavor as well.

Taste – The taste begins of sweeter dark fruit and caramel with flavors of a nutty and chocolate nature. As the taste advances, hop flavors begin entering the flavor profile. An earthy and floral hop taste begin coming into the taste as some of the caramel sweetness fades. At the end of the taste, the hop flavors, now with a light grapefruit flavor as well, get stronger while the nutty flavor present from the start picks up a tad in intensity to leave a pleasant bittered sweet nut flavor on the tongue. Quite nice.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is above average in terms of creaminess and thickness with the carbonation level rather average. It suits the flavor profile quite nicely and makes for a nice easy drinking brew.

Overall – Fairly nicely hopped brown ale. It starts sweet and finishes more hoppy but does so with a nice smooth transition.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2012 00:37:25 | More by Darkmagus82
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H0rnedFr0gs

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

09-14-2012 21:12:36 | More by H0rnedFr0gs
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charladam

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

09-14-2012 05:25:13 | More by charladam
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pjs234

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

09-05-2012 23:48:12 | More by pjs234
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-02-2012 22:41:23 | More by CWhite
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Naterobsnyk4

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-25-2012 18:32:27 | More by Naterobsnyk4
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-24-2012 14:37:51 | More by ltdantheman
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larbush

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-23-2012 22:22:32 | More by larbush
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dsuedbeck

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

08-20-2012 23:59:34 | More by dsuedbeck
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WynnO

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-11-2012 18:42:26 | More by WynnO
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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
Chainsaw Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.