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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Left Hand Sawtooth Ale

Dead Soldier
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Sawtooth Ale
Left Hand Brewing Company
1265 Boston Avenue
Longmont, CO USA
Est. 1994 

Brain Damage Quotient = 4.48 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Amber in color with orange hues.
Balance of hops and malt in flavor.
Two fingered head with good lacing.
Small hops punch at end of each sip.
Medium bodied mouth feel. 

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
I am reviewing again 'live' while enjoying some time off in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. This time around, the entire family crypt has come along for the experience. We returned to a favorite brew and pizza restaurant from the February trip. Wendy was our gracious server and brought the Sawtooth forth from their vault of beers and ales.

The Sawtooth caught my attention because it was listed as an ESB, or extra special bitters. Not seeing the ESB moniker attached to many types of pale ales, prodded my curiosity and so thought to give it a try. This proved to be a good session bitter running just below the 5% ABV level. It falls in within typical US 'bitters' classifying it as an ESB. A slight amount of hops in the finish, sealed the deal. All in all, a flavorful drink.

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