Proeme | Idle Hands Craft Ales

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3.94/5
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29 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Idle Hands Craft Ales
Massachusetts, United States
idlehandscraftales.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dry-Hopped American Farmhouse Ale

Added by Severymusic on 07-18-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,557
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
29
pDev:
6.35%
 
 
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0
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4
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of fitzy84
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap at Seymour in Greenfield, MA. The beer had a mixture of a clear and murky appearance to a mostly yellow color. Head dissipated quickly. Good mixture of aromas such as a fruits, like grapes, pears, and bananas, with wheat. The taste was pretty good with a tart-like mixture of fruits wrapped around malts. Excellent mouthfeel; very refreshing and good carbonation. Overall, good aromas and mouthfeel.

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Photo of ScottP
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of robrio89
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbutova
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Amherst Coffee, MA.

A- Taps into a snifter with a slightly hazy golden orange body and a fluffy white head rising to a finger high. Good head retention and a large ring of lace is followed by spots below that.

S- The yeast drives much of the aroma which is overall a bit faint for a style that usually boasts a strong whiff. Peppery spice, clove, lemon, wheat bread, coriander and herbs.

T- The bitterness and yeast spice really picks up and changes the overall complexion of the brew on the palate. Yeasty pepper, coriander and slight clove spice open it up with supporting hints of orange/lemon oils, straw, bitter herbs, flowers, raw wheat grain and very slight pear banana ester. The hops contribute to all of this but blend in well rather than a distinct dry hop flavor.

MF- Silky and creamy medium body with a high and crisp level of carbonation. Dry and bitter finish.

A solid Saison but perhaps just a bit too spicy on the yeast front and dry bitter from the big ferment and hop bill.

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Photo of Prost76
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SunDevilBeer
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TWStandley
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AGust82
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbarletto
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harsley
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trevorpost
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hehehe, canned 4/20

Pours a light fizzy head that fades at a med pace, a little lacing, very hazy grapefruit yellow color.

Nose some toasty doughy wheat, grassy, raw bread dough, cracker and a little cereal grain, with lemony farmhouse notes with a touch of saison farmhouse earthy aromas, peppery and spice phenols, mild fruity esters, bright lemony grassy floral hops.

Taste brights bright hops out front, not super bitter, grassy hops, a little floral, some lemon and citrus as well, into saison flavors, a little farmhouse dry earthy, plenty of fruity esters, lemony pear some tree fruit, citrusy, a little peppery phenol note but not much, doughy malt, cracked wheat, cereal, lemon cake. Finish is dry, mild bitterness, lingering lemon, grassy floral hops.

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bod, decent carb.

Overall not bad, nice lemon saison, grassy floral hops that blend nicely, nice summer saison.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from Colonial Spirits.
Slightly hazy light golden color with a huge bubbly frothy white head that persists. Pepper and light clove with bits of fruit and spice and a hint of sweet bread on the nose. Tropical bready spicy pepper and clove flavor. Nice beer, but seems like the fermentation characteristics of the yeast are a bit overpowering and don't allow the dry hopping to stand out. More dry hops or slightly cooler fermentation temps might help imho.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can dated 04/20/17

Pours cloudy hazy gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like apple, pear, banana, grape skin, berry, plum, nectarine, peach, apricot, mango, pineapple, lemon, lime, orange citrus, grapefruit, bubblegum, peppercorns, clove spice, bready crackery malt, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like tart lemon, lime, orange citrus, grapefruit, apple, pear, banana, grape skin, berry, plum, nectarine, peach, apricot, mango, pineapple, bubblegum, peppercorns, clove spice, bready crackery malt, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a real nice dry hopped farmhouse ale.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden yellow in color. Hazy in appearance. Dry hopped American farmhouse ale. Orange, grapefruit pith, banana, lemon, white pepper and some wheat. Cracker malt profile. Medium, somewhat creamy feel. Nicely balanced. Not too sweet. A soft bitter finish. Pretty good.

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Photo of Hootie159
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Resuin
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ela
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Proeme from Idle Hands Craft Ales
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 29 ratings