A pale, straw-colored ale that originated in Belgium and was made famous by the popular brand Duvel. It has the color of a pilsner but maintains the complex flavors of a Belgian ale. Namely a slight spicy, phenolic aroma mixed with a sweet malt nose. We added a small amount of Grains of Paradise to the boil. Grains of Paradise are the seeds of an African pepper plant. In the beer they impart a spicy flavor not unlike a mix of coriander and white pepper. Idle Hands is also quite strong, but drinks much smoother than its strength, the reason being an extended lagering time. Idle Hands was stored at freezing temperatures for two months, allowing the time and temperature to mellow the flavors and strength into a smooth, eminently drinkable beer.
whiteknight247 (4) - USA - APR 4, 2007 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
After tasting this beer, I think the name might have been describing the brewmaster’s work ethic. The sweetness in this malt destroyed the enjoyment of the otherwise pleasent boquet.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at four peaks Scottsdale.
Light copper color with a thick white head and good lacing.
Sweet malt and spice aroma.
Flavor is light malt with a spice and hops finish.
Bockyhorsey (2611) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this on tap at the Scottsdale brew pub. Had a sweet malty aroma. Body was gold with small white head. Flavor was spice driven that gave this one a dry finish. Server said this was one of the newest brews they had, she didn’t have one yet.
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