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Doublecross - Crux Fermentation Project

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crux Fermentation Project visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ccrida on 04-18-2013)
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Reviews by Fux:
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3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours dark amber / light brown with a small beige head that fades quite quickly.
S: Smell of caramel malts, toffee, some dark fruits and soaked fruits with some fruity esters and yeasts aromas. Nice.
T: The taste is not as rich as foreseen from the nose, mainly malty, but with lots of phenolic flavors and a herbal scent which is a bit disturbing, somehow medicinal. Does not last very long on the palate.
M: Medium bodied with a low carbonation. This makes this ale a bit cloying given the bottle is 500ml.
O: Quite a well made Belgian strong ale, true to the style, pleasant from the nose, but not really exciting after all. Enjoyable but quite forgettable.

Fux, Aug 11, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap @ baileys

Opted for the 10oz pour, rather than the offered 20oz pour (yikes). Served in a mini-nonic. Dark mahogany body - aromas of dark fruit, wood, booze. A nice radiating sweetness, rich chocolate malts. First offering from Crux was a pretty impressive BSDA

dirtylou, Apr 23, 2013
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SamuelR, Jun 26, 2014
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jds16, Sep 23, 2013
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WhatAlesMe, Sep 24, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gavroche tulip. Pours a dark reddish amber with a half finger khaki head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, dark stone fruit, moderately estery, a touch of alcohol. Flavor starts with sweet dark fruit, caramel malt, clove then develops an herbal bitterness with residual dark fruits and moderate boozy element. Medium bodied with peppery carbonation. The initial impression is very sweet, but the developing bitter herbal element tends to cover and complement the sweetness. A somewhat idiosyncratic take on a Belgian strong dark, but I rather enjoyed it. The finishing booziness is a bit of a negative, but there are plenty of strong flavors here to support it.

LiquidAmber, Feb 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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3.06/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

16.9oz : Teku

Clear, deep garnet colored body with a thin, bubbly light tan head.

Sweet, candi sugars upfront, some molasses, very faint Belgian yeast and dark fruit. Nice, but a bit subdued/one dimensional.

The taste is similar to the nose. Nothing offensive, and some good points, but really lacking in any complexity and fails to leave me with really wanting more.

Medium-thin body, mild foamy carbonation.

As stated above, nothing unpleasant, but also nothing particularly well done either and left me with no real desire to even finish the whole bottle.

vkv822, Aug 18, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled during the recent Sasquatch fest. Wasn't a big fan of the pils they were pouring, but this stuff was great.

The beer pours a very dark brown color with good head retention and considerable lacing. The nose is quite attractive, as I pick up dark fruits, a hint of prune, chocolate, vanilla and underlying spice. The flavor profile replicated the nose in this fairly sweet dark ale, and mouthfeel is soft and fairly full. Alcohol was well integrated into the flavor profile, though you could tell it was up there a bit. Still, I would not have guess this was a 10% abv. beer if I hadn't been told.

Really an impressive effort from this new to me brewery.

John_M, May 06, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 9.10.13

A - Pours a dark caramel brown with a fluffy, active tan head that fades pretty fast.

S - Caramel, toffee, bready.

T - Toffee, raisin, dark fruits.

D - Medium body with good carbonation.

O - Sweet toffee and raisins with a lighter body. Ok.

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Doublecross from Crux Fermentation Project
84 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.