DoubleCross - Crux Fermentation Project
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3.06/5 rDev -17.7%
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.
08-18-2013 06:18:26 | More by vkv822
3.35/5 rDev -9.9%
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.
07-13-2013 05:38:42 | More by writerLJBerg
3.55/5 rDev -4.6%
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
12-29-2013 00:18:11 | More by JakesCrew
3.64/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
08-11-2013 18:06:08 | More by Fux
3.65/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
09-11-2013 05:54:14 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.91/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
02-27-2014 04:52:29 | More by LiquidAmber
DoubleCross from Crux Fermentation Project
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