DoubleCross [Banished] - Crux Fermentation Project
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3.6/5 rDev -4.8%
Bottle opened on 12.29.13
Bottled Dec 10.13
A - Pours a ruby red with a fizzy tan head that is gone fast.
S - Ripe dark fruits. Not much else.
T - Sweet cola, cherry, oak barrel.
D - Lower carbonation with a lighter body.
O - Ave, at least. Barrel really didn't add much to this one.
01-15-2014 07:47:01 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.88/5 rDev +29.1%
I'd tried the regular (non-Banished) DoubleCross a few times, and not been horribly impressed, so I was a bit hesitant to spend the $17 for a 375ml bottle of this.
I had a few glasses of this at the tasting room, as well as bottled. The bottles are sealed up like a little tanks. They're waxed, capped, *and* corked. I'd never encountered a cork inside a cap before, so make sure to have a corkscrew ready!
It pours a deep amber, and what head it has dissipates quickly. The Pinot barrels dominate the taste profile, giving it a deep, complicated, fruity profile. The non-Banished version is like a blank canvas where this is the masterpiece laid down on top. This beer is all about the barrel-aging, and not about the hops, so hop-heads should probably look elsewhere.
You may prefer to let it warm up a bit from fridge temperature before drinking as it will bring out a different set of flavors and smells.
05-14-2014 23:48:16 | More by hansendc
DoubleCross [Banished] from Crux Fermentation Project
85 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.