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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Many times weve heard, more is not always better. Chainsaw is a connoisseur version of our award-winning Sawtooth Ale, designed to befuddle silly generalizations about life. This Double ESB pours a brilliant deep ruby amber with a rocky near white head. The nose opens with bright spicy and herbal hops, with hints of dried fruit and port. The flavor starts with a chewy, bready malt and hints of brulee and kola nut that are suddenly swept away by thyme-like and hoppy bitterness. The strong herbal flavors then give way to a dry finish of licorice, gentian, and Italian bitters. We hope you enjoy!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (5445) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2016
Pours orange to brown with a beige head, aroma of marmalade, orange and caramel, flavor of marmalade orange and caramel, medium bodied

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrew196 (1540) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2015
(Nitro) Deep Amber color, frothy white head. Floral aroma, some citrus and grain. Full bodied for the style, rye, tobacco, more bitterness came through in the finish than I wanted but not bad

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (2015) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2015
On tap at the GA Chapter Room. Pours dark brown, with a medium, tan head. Nose is licorice, light smoke, resinous hops, rye, and some sweet earthiness. Sweet and earthy, with a fairly aggressive bitterness. Medium to heavy body, chalky, hard, and thick. This is an assertive, bitter, and flavorful beer. Unique nose, and over done bitterness, yet still tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle from Chester Beer & Wine. Amber pour crowned with a fading white head. Aroma had notes of peach, sweet malts, hop and toffee. Soft mouthfeel. Flavour wise there was plenty of caramel malt to be found in tandem with some citrus, booze and a fairly hefty hit of fragrant hops. Fruity bitter finish. Fine but falls short of the premier league.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (4361) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 7, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles place. Thanks Tom L. Hazy brown with a yellowish head. Hops, citrus, fruity aroma, mildly bitter, a little oxidized, old taste. Medium body, bitter finish, a little oxidized aftertaste.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (698) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle pour at home. dark amber color, bitter hop aroma, but sweet at the same time. rich flavor bold hop flavor, but not the kind with a lot of bite. good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (3112) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2015
22 oz capped bottle pour, shared by Tyler. Pours a hazy reddish copper color with a sweet bready malt aroma. Decently high carb. Super fizzy. Dont know if Ive ever had a double ESB before. First time for everything. Flavor is sweet as well. Caramel malt, nutty, bread, a little rye maybe. A little bit of chocolate as well. A ton of flavor going on here, and it makes for a very tasty brew. Another great one from these guys.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (1000) - - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Nice red colour and a lacy off-white head. Aroma is grassy and citrus, some lemon zest, lime and tyme too, much less malty than the other ASAs Ive had. Also, the taste is much less intense than othe ASAs, its spicy and mildly bitter. Strength is only evident in the body, nice oily medium/full body. Im a bit conflicted, got to appreciate the skill in brewing a light drinkable 9% beer, but I do miss the potency from other ASAs like Stones Arrogant Bastard.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (4654) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Dark copper in colour with rich chocolate, pine, burnt currants and liquorice flavours followed by a malty, cola and orange marmalade fruity finish. Superb!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4770) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Left Hands Chainsaw Ale is their ramped up version of their award-winning English Special Bitter(ESB) Sawtooth Ale. Sawtooth is somewhat underappreciated in my opinion due to it being a less than trendy style but Chainsaw boosts the ABV from 5.3% to 9% while also supercharging the malts & hops so lets see how it tastes! A beautifully glowing amber-red pour. Served in a tulip it has a great herbal citrusy bouquet with soft cocoa while in a snifter it was much boozier. The flavor is citrus & pine up front then malty cocoa and a powdery nuttiness. Flavor-wise it is similar to an American style barleywine its nice stuff with a bit of heat going down.


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