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Former editor in chief of an award winning publication, avid outdoorsman, love hiking, kayaking, fishing, biking, visiting state parks, published writer, avid drinker, certified bartender, beer rater and I ran a bar tending school, and blogger writing under title of the Man Can Critic 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

5/30/12 Saw Tooth Ale by Left Hand Brewing Company

Last night I got back on track with a more detailed review of Saw Tooth Ale from the Left Hand Brewing Company. I had received this beer the other day from a colleague of mine from work. This time after reading an article about the proper way to drink beer I figured I would try and start shooting for a more refined drinking style. According to the article and from comments I have received from people on this blog you should never drink beer out of a frosted mug. So this time I rinsed out my frosted mug to bring it closer to room temperature. I know there is certain temperatures that you should drink each beer but I have not gotten that refined yet so I still shoot for whatever the temperature is when it comes out of the fridge and almost every time it varies greatly. Last night it landed in at 49.6 degrees a lot warmer than usual. I am guessing that is in part from the room temperature glass. The pour yielded a small head of about 1/4" that was fizzy and off white in appearance. The head lacing was minimal and the small head dissipated quickly. There was no visible carbonation with a hazy clarity and an orange color. The aroma was citrus with a taste that reminded me of a semi sweet white wine. The flavor was light and the body lacing was excellent. The mouth feel was dry with a middle tongue hit and fair body lacing. This was a pretty good beer that I would definitely have again. Thanks for reading and as always drink responsibly.




Information from myfitnesspal.com

Left Hand Brewing Company - Sawtooth Ale

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Calories155Sodium0 mg
Total Fat0 gPotassium0 mg
Saturated0 gTotal Carbs0 g
Polyunsaturated0 gDietary Fiber0 g
Monounsaturated0 gSugars0 g
Trans0 gProtein0 g
Cholesterol0 mg  
Vitamin A0%Calcium0%
Vitamin C0%Iron0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Information from Left Hand Brewing Company


UNPRETENTIOUS.
OUR ORIGINAL FLAGSHIP.

Two guitars, bass and drums.It's all you'll ever need. Sessionable. Unpretentious. Our original flagship. Proof that a beer can be both complex and balanced. Malty chewiness slowly transitioning over to herbal, earthy hops with a dry finish. Brewed to be enjoyed with friends and to stimulate serendipity.

STYLE
American Style ESB
COLOR
Amber
BODY
Medium-bodied
ABV
5.30%
IBU'S
27
PLATO
12°
PKG
6-pack, 12-pack, Keg
MALTS
Pale 2-row, Crystal, Munich, Wheat and Black Malt
HOPS
Magnum, US-Goldings, Willamette and Cascade



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