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DoubleCross - Crux Fermentation Project

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BA SCORE
84
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34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.63%


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 JakesCrew:
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JakesCrew

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle Opened on December 28, 2013
Appearance: Attractive, amber color, no head
Smell / Aroma: Vanilla, boozy
Taste: Strong dominant boozy / bourbony flavor up front and throughout, sweet malty / candy flavors mixed-in
Drinkability: Low, too boozy
Overall: A boozy beer, fine for the style but not a standout
Serving Type: Bottle

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 00:18:11 | More by JakesCrew
More User Reviews:
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-04-2014 03:25:52 | More by leftoverburrito
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-06-2014 06:13:26 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
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 is plenty of strong flavors here to support it.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 04:52:29 | More by LiquidAmber
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dansmcd

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-16-2014 00:59:09 | More by Twal
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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-02-2014 14:27:45 | More by switzer
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Washington

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-15-2014 23:20:58 | More by bernat1971
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Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-23-2013 08:03:38 | More by anteater
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-12-2013 02:40:20 | More by meatyard
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Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

09-24-2013 01:54:28 | More by WhatAlesMe
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-23-2013 02:07:28 | More by jds16
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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California

1.5/5  rDev -59.6%

09-12-2013 03:52:23 | More by logicerror
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

09-12-2013 02:29:51 | More by kylemckinnis
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 05:54:14 | More by HuskyinPDX
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vkv822

Oregon

3.06/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 06:18:26 | More by vkv822
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Fux

France

3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 18:06:08 | More by Fux
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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New Jersey

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uturn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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writerLJBerg

Oregon

3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500mL from Belmont Station.

A: Brown with red tints. Head rapidly forms into a bubbly crest and then recedes into nothingness. Decent legs.

N: Raisin, toffee, prune, bubble gum, clove, coriander, and a hint of banana. A little bit of smokiness. Lots of esters. Pretty good approximation of a Belgian, albeit not quite as smooth around the edges.

T: Biscuity, slightly bitter, and moderately sweet. A bit light on the flavor, but what flavors it does have blend together well.

M: Somewhat watery. A little bit sticky, and alcohol exhibits itself.

O: A much better beer than a number of Crux bottles I’ve opened. It lacks that deep complexity of its Belgian forbears as well as the luxurious mouthfeel, but I’d be willing to try this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 05:38:42 | More by writerLJBerg
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DoubleCross from Crux Fermentation Project
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