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Doublecross - Crux Fermentation Project

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -60%

logicerror, Sep 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

WhatAlesMe, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of vfgccp
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

vfgccp, Jun 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

sharpski, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of vkv822
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
Photo of leftoverburrito
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

leftoverburrito, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Sarlacc83
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Sarlacc83, Jul 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

anteater, Nov 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Phobicsquirrel, May 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

dansmcd, Feb 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

CheapBeerBuzz, May 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

lysergicdream, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of JakesCrew
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
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

JakesCrew, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Fux
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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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.

HuskyinPDX, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

LXIXME, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

switzer, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

distantmantra, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

davegray, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

NickThePyro, Feb 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

uturn, Jul 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

rolltide8425, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Twal, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

meatyard, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
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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Doublecross from Crux Fermentation Project
84 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.