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Old 04-13-2008, 07:13 PM   #1
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I got a mountain mixer 12 pack from the left hand brewing company. It had in it their sawtooth ale, the milkstout, the haystack wheat, and their porter. 3 out of 4 of the beers were amazingly awful. The sawtooth ale sucked! the Haystack wheat blew, and the milkstout was cloyingly sweet... to much lactose. None were anywhere near style, I guess they are going for that innovative beer thing, but failed. All in all F, epic fail, stay away from this beer.
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Old 04-13-2008, 07:29 PM   #2
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Stangely enough, two of my favorite beers are Left Hand's! The Sawtooth ESB is great, and I have a clone in my recipe pull-down. The pale ale they make is great, too. Maybe you got an improperly stored mixer? I've never had a bad beer from them, but I'm not wild about their stout.
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Old 04-13-2008, 07:37 PM   #3
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I really like the sawtooth ale too. Not sure what could have gone wrong with yours...
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:21 AM   #4
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Milk Stout is my favourite commercial sweet stout. I can also vouch for the Sawtooth amber as being real solid. I think you just had a bad mixer - I'd talk to the store you bought it from or try to check freshness dates.

Also, contact Left Hand directly to tell them about the probably.

 
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:05 AM   #5
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I have to agree with some others that Sawtooth is a great beer. Not sure what happened to the beers that you bought but I'm guessing that they were not stored properly (as Yooper mentioned).
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:22 AM   #6
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I think you got a bad batch.

 
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:26 AM   #7
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I think you got a bad batch.
Or a bad palate. I've never had a bad LH beer. Donasay, you fail!
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Old 04-14-2008, 02:21 AM   #8
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my roomie just bought a six of Left Hand.. I'll ask him what he thinks of it, although his perception is probably skewed slightly as he's used to drinking Milwaukie's Best.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:40 PM   #9
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I've had a mixed case or two of theirs and I'm with the general consensus that Sawtooth is pretty tasty. Blackjack porter is pretty good though a bit heavy handed on the sweet/chocolaty side...the milkstout is very sweet but I can't say that I necessarily found it cloying & the jackman pale was a pretty basic for an APA. None qualified as 'epic fail' from my POV.

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Old 04-14-2008, 02:24 PM   #10
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None qualified as 'epic fail' from my POV.
Yep. None of them gave me that "I won't drink this again" opinion like beers from Independance Brewery in Austin. (maybe I should qualify that as "I won't buy this again" as I probably would drink it if someone handed me a cold one. I just will spend my money on beer that is as good or better than mine.

 
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