waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2006
bomber. hazy dark amber with huge frothy head. sediment in the second pour. hops, great malts aroma. very malty, hops, caramel, spice, fruit and great bitter bite. full body. This is an outstanding beer. good job left hand. redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Very malty aroma. Pours a rich brown, with a nice white head. It is well balanced, its pretty hoppy, and still has quite a maltiness to it too. RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2006
LoSBD offering from Cornfield. General sensation of murkiness...I could not, for the life of me, figure out what style beer this was. Certainly hopped up enough for an IPA/IIPA...but also very malt-heavy and really sweet and chewy. Alcohol burn seems to try and sort out the disagreement between predominant flavors but then gives up and descends into a simple burn in the finish. OK, but I really don’t need to repeat this one. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2006
At a modest meeting of The LoSBD: I wanted to like this one more. It pours a thick, hazy, amber/copper body with an off-white head that rapidly fades to a scummy coating. The aroma as well as the flavor is a murky mashing of sensations. The nose is warm with alcohol, has some dark maltiness, and is topped with a peppery spiciness probably attributable to rye. There’s an earthy hoppiness to it as well, a kind of dirty bitterness. Very thick in the mouth, the flavors seem to collide rather than balance one another out, first some sweet caramel, then some bitterness, then some pepper, then some alcohol, then begin the cycle once more. I did like it, but am apparently not the connoisseur that the Left Hand folk were looking for.frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2006
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The 750 poured a light hazed, whisky/copper-colored brew with a fizzy, cream-colored head that was quickly a halo. Big rye presence in the nose with notes of chlorine under sweet and pleasant floral and citrus. Aroma had almost a candy quality to it. Thick mouthfeel with a honey and rye flavor above a great balance of malt and hops. Alcohol creeps in late. Befuddling, indeed... my guess at this was "Imperial Rye Pilsner". Regardless, my wife liked this as much as I did so we’ll be picking it up again when we come across it.
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2006
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Hazy caramel color with a thin tan head. Big caramel aroma with some spicy and earthy notes and a hints of citrus and pear. Soft caramel and malt flavor with an English hop presence, mild and understated. Round, smooth palate. Maybe a bit too bitter. Little noticable alcohol. Not bad. Double Bitter? First time for me. ABUSEDGOAT (2901) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Man, this stupid bottle was $15 before the Julio’s discount. I say ’stupid bottle’ because the wire cork thing fell apart and it became a struggle to get the rest of the wire off. Anyway... poured a murky dark amber body with a fairly large head. Tons of floaties, average lacing. Aroma was unexceptional... light grapefruity hops, some caramel. Really not a lot here, although 9% ABV is hidden amazingly well. Sweet finish with a good mouthfeel, but this needs more hops and malt... bland, boring, overpriced, never again. Their doppelbock is gonna sit in the fridge for a while now... I’m in no rush to try it. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
My 2nd time with Left Hand. Looks like they are doing pretty well, as this was yet another tasty brew. Aroma was malty and doughy. Appearance had a dark amber color. Mouthfeel was medium-full bodied. Flavors were slightly vinuous, herbal, and slightly hoppy that lent a hoppy sweetness if that makes sense. Overall a satisfying beer. Good beer to start newbies with. goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Poured a hazy amber color with a brown tint and small off-white head. Light earthy hop aroma with sweet caramel maltiness. The flavor matched with sweet caramel first then earthy hops. Light acidc citrus finish. Mild bitter finish. Medium to full body with some warming. Beaver (1866) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2006 750 ml bottle. Pours a copper red with some small floaties. It has a thin frothy off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin film.
The aroma is fruity caramel malts with some oak and a little alcohol.
The flavor is sweet caramel malts with some melon leading to a decent spice hop finish with a bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium-full and fairly creamy.
Overall, it’s decent. It’s a little sweet and melony. It does have a bitter finish, but the flavors aren’t well blended.