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The Perfect Crime Hollow Point - Scheldebrouwerij

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BA SCORE
85
very good

119 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Scheldebrouwerij visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 10-22-2012)
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

ZevG, Apr 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

ashleysholcomb, May 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

JohnK17, Feb 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Wobbly, Nov 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of ngeunit1
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark red with a touch of orange mixed in and a finger of frothy white head. Fades medium.

S - Sweet dark caramel malts, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, spices, residual sugars, some lighter fruity esters, and some booze.

T - Sweet dark caramel malts, residual sugars, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, some spices, touch of citrus hop, and some booze.

M - Medium-full bodied moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and syrupy with a sweet and warming finish.

D - Nicely balance Quad. Pretty good complexity and body.

ngeunit1, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of Infamous7100
4.31/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a tawny, blood orange to deep red with a nice off white head.
S: Malts, fruit and spice dominate this complex brew. Scent is magnified as it warms. Booze and bready notes ate apparent as well.
T: fig, raisin, plums and some apple and pear flavors combine with a malty sweetness to provide a great overall flavor profile. Finishes sweet with a slight boozy burn.
M: full bodied and medium carbonation. Smooth with a warm finish.
O: really enjoyed this brew and a fine example of a Quad. Its complexity makes it stand out and it really leaves you wanting another sip. This is one to savor.

Infamous7100, Aug 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

RDW, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

sd123, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Arch578, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

jweave16, Mar 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Mphis, Oct 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

shigg85, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

mttdls, Dec 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Aldape81080, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Tivlavrie, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of jdprmd
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at international tap house chesterfield. served in St. Bernardus goblet.

A slightly hoppy quad. I wish I had a bottle if this to age as I can tell that it will improve significantly. If you see this I recommend grabbing it. As it warms up you get the traditional fruity Belgium characteristics in taste and smell, fruit, fig etc. estery but in a good way. As it warms more of the bitter hops come through, they are earthy and piny.

jdprmd, Nov 03, 2012
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4.16/5  rDev +9.8%

Scsinger85, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark, slightly hazy mahogany amber with a thin fine offf-white head the dissipates to a thin persistent film and light lacing. Aroma of fresh stone fruit, Belgian yeast, sweet malt and a bit of alcohol. Flavor follows, with peach, plum and light apple, estery; Belgian yeast, caramel malt; light hops in the finish. A nice complex, sweet, flavorful quad. The alcohol evident in the aroma was well covered in the flavor. Medium bodied. I enjoyed this quite a bit. This will be a definite repeat.

LiquidAmber, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of JasonLovesBeer
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the Craft Beer Advent Calender here also, drank it tonight (a couple days late).

A: Deep auburn-orange kind of huge, thickly cloudy and a dense head that's a darker shade of tan than I'd have expected given the beer's colour. Head sticks around and laces well.

S: Gentle, mildly sweet fruit esters and breadiness.

T: Banana bread mostly with a bit of dried fruit as well. Maybe some apricot as the earthy hops adds something to the fruit mix. Rich and leaning towards sweet but well countered by earthiness.

M: Thick, well textured body. Carbonation is gentle.

O: I really found this to be a pleasant beer to drink, there isn't any heat really at all from the alcohol like most quads. I'm wondering if the 5 months the calender spent in warm storage, which has been to the detriment of many of the beers inside, actually played a positive role in this heartier beer.

JasonLovesBeer, Dec 18, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thin cream head - almost no carbonation from the pour. Beautifully opaque brown brew. Very nice (but thin) solid lacing.

Boozy and sour aroma: alcohol and wine grapes are at the forefront, with figs, cherries, and prunes in the background. Very slight nuttiness and earthiness, with a hint of wheat.

Sour on the forefront, boozy on the back end, with more traditional quad flavors in between and all around. Sweet and sour cherries make the strongest fruit appearance, while grapes and prunes are represented as well. Walnuts and pecans round out the nuttiness.

Surprisingly thin mouthfeel, with an equally surprising carbonation bite, considering the thin head. Some foaming, but not too much. Noticeable warming from the 10% ABV. Very cloying, coating your entire mouth pleasantly, for quite a while, too.

I'm pleasantly surprised by this quad. No one's going to mistake it for Roche 10, but it's still very tasty. It could use far better balance in hiding the alcohol, and the slight sourness was surprising. I wouldn't pit it against the Belgian big boys (or even the better American quads), but it's certainly a tasty beer in its own right.

Roguer, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

MVG666, Mar 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer pours a slightly dense brown body with a garnet hint at the base and a fizzy porous head of light tan.

S- The baked apple crisp esters have hints of dark brown sugar and some cola notes growing as it opens up. There is a roasted apple skin note in the finish.

T- The dry woody malt flavor leads to an earthy dry bitter note in the finish. Some dry brown sugar hints and dry circus peanut esters come through as it opens aswell.

M- the light mouthfeel has a nice little alcohol prick in the finish supported by a tight little fizz.

O- The nice depth to the nose doesn't quite make it to the taste but it has some nice character and a good gentle alcohol bite to complete the beer. Very nice sipping beer and not the normal quad character.

rhoadsrage, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Griffith, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep ruby brown with but a hint of haze in a snifter, sparse tan head slipped into a collar and left some lace motes in the glass

S: deep, dark fruits, like figs and plums, woodier and boozy high points

T: suggestive of dark-skinned fruits with pale flesh soaked in liquor, toffee and caramel sugars

M: not a full-bodied as some quads, smooth, slick, low carbonation

O: a real nice sipper, regal; having some things in common with old ales and Scotch ales, which I might've pegged this for in a blind-tasting

Greywulfken, Aug 02, 2013
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The Perfect Crime Hollow Point from Scheldebrouwerij
85 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.