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Cognition - Idle Hands Craft Ales

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21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Idle Hands Craft Ales visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Todd on 11-02-2011

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had the opportunity to have this beer at Atwoods Tavern in Cambridge, MA.

A- Brown, slightly hazy, light head and carbonation.

S- Light nose but hints of Belgian notes

T- Malty and sweet like a UK session, but supported by the Belgian yeast flavors.

M- moderate body, but not extremely heavy or chewy, lighter carbonation.

Overall- it was a tasty beer. Great to have on a night I when I wanted to drink casually with friends without having to deal with a high ABV. It has all the characteristics of a malty British session ale, but with a Belgian yeast.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good starting head but it leaves no lace. Muddy, dark amber color.

Darker "toasty" malt aroma with a touch of alcohol warmth.

Thin bodied and highly carbonated. There's a definitive Belgian yeast flavor. Relatively dry with a light hop bitterness kicking in with he swallow. Short aftertaste but it's a good blend of all of the elements.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving: From the growler
Served: 25 Feb 2015

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with the subtlest red undertones. Minimal off-white head that leaves a touch of lacing. Pours with a two finger head that diminishes to a sheen of bubbles.

Smell: Fruity smells from the yeast on top of a sweet malt base.

Taste: Very drinkable, with enough flavor to keep things moving but not enough to get bogged down. Nice herbal hop notes on top of a sweet malt base with a heavy helping of fruity Belgian yeasts. Balanced, low alcohol, and extremely sessionable.

Mouthfeel: Soft on the tongue with medium carbonation.

Overall: A very good session beer from Idle Hands, but by no means their strongest offering. I would get this again for sure. Definitely a great beer to introduce newcomers to craft.

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Cognition from Idle Hands Craft Ales
84 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.