Crom Hout - Brouwerij De Leckere
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Reviews by TKempe:
2.78/5 rDev -7.9%
Crom hout (meaning crooked wood in archaic Dutch) has a slight murky brown look and a small, short-lived beige head.
The nose is sweet and fruity in the typical Belgian dark fashion and seems to have quite a lot of sugar in it. A dry and roasty or wood-like note add character. Yeast is apparent as well and is slightly sharp. A rather bold and somewhat cloying smell that isn't all that elegant.
There is a lot going on in the taste, but alas there is no main direction, meaning more conflict than harmony. A sour-n-sweet fruitiness bounces up against a dry-roasted malt flavor, which slowly makes way for a woody aftertaste in which a hoppy bitterness arises that is astringent and unpleasant. I think this beer would benefit from toning down the sugary side and balancing it out with the roasty malt and maybe some more hops.
A medium body and creamy mouthfeel, slightly under-carbonated.
I have yet to try the brewer's tripel and other beers, but I am sad to say the dubbel is pretty average.
04-01-2009 16:43:34 | More by TKempe
More User Reviews:
3.28/5 rDev +8.6%
A dark brown, reddish beer with a settling off-white head.
Smell is rich and has notes of chocolate, dark malts in general, some cherries and a little coffee. Maybe some vanilla.
Taste of sweet malt with lightly roasted notes. Actually 'maltiness' is not high enough, I seem to miss a base. The roasty and chocolate tastes are in here, but should be backed up a little more by malt and/or more yeast character. The yeast is bland and adds only a little fruitiness. Aftertaste is dry and lingering maltbitter.
04-12-2009 16:46:46 | More by Absumaster
Crom Hout from Brouwerij De Leckere
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