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Beer Profile

  • Brewery: Left Hand Brewing Company
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  • Country: United States
  • State: Colorado
  • Style: English Bitter (ESB) / Pale Ale
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  • PHM Grade: B

Left Hand Sawtooth Ale

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Sawtooth! Two things come to mind. A freak shark with teeth that mangle prey or the giant two-person saw used to fell trees. Quite frankly, I’m out of words for the day as I already used my allotted share and I have other matters on the mind. Fortunately, drinking this beer and jotting down some notes helps me unwind.

  • Rather simply, here was what I took away from Left Hand’s Americanized ESB:
  • Nice hazy copper color.
  • Reddish/tan hue head with consistent carbonation.
  • Balanced aroma and taste.
  • Caramel, toffee, nutty, and toasty smells/flavors.
  • Hops used (Magnum, Willamette, US Goldings, and Cascade) gave it an earthy, spicy, piney, floral quality.
  • Did not notice the Cascade thankfully (overused in my opinion).
  • Smooth malt taste with mild bitterness.
  • ABV 4.48% makes this a great session beer.
  • Finish has a caramel apple sweetness and leaves behind piney hop notes.
  • Body is creamy and moderate.
  • Similar to a Red Ale.
  • The hops are not as loud and citrusy.
  • I had this beer throughout the day with both a PB&J and Turkey sandwich.
  • Went well with both.

Pick up a sixer or bomber and enjoy a well-balanced beer that will grow on you.

ABV: 4.48%

Grade: B

  1. Haha…I just noticed that the bottle has a giant two-person saw on the label. Did not even notice that…I’m an idiot.

    Tom — February 11th, 2010, 10:35 AM
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