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The Perfect Crime Hollow Point - Scheldebrouwerij

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The Perfect Crime Hollow PointThe Perfect Crime Hollow Point

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118 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%

A: The beer is slightly hazy reddish brown in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation along with some yeast particles visible near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark fruits are present in the nose—plums seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and bits of sweetness that linger through the finish.
M: If feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: You can definitely tell that this is a strong beer given its sweetness; there are some hints of alcohol in the overall taste.

metter98, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

ygtbsm94, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

GRG1313, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +5.5%

kylehay2004, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
2.9/5  rDev -23.5%

This poured out as a light brown color with some orange hues. There is hardly any head on this beer. There is a thin ring of retention on top with no lacing. The smell of the beer is sweet, some bread, caramel aromas and some candi sugar. The taste of the beer is also pretty sweet but seems a little one dimensional. There isn't much depth to the flavors in this. The mouthfeel should be a little heavier with a higher carbonation and less watery. Overall it's a sub-par Quad. I was excited to try it because it's a personal favorite style of mine but was a little let down by this attempt. Better luck in the future.

Knapp85, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +5.5%

zeff80, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

12oz bottle, day 15 of the 2013 Craft Beer Advent calendar. This now appears to be contract brewed in Stratford, CT, but everything else looks exactly the same. A quad on a Sunday night, ok, then.

This beer pours a murky, yet bright orange brick amber hue, with three fingers of cushioned puffy and densely foamy ecru head, which leaves some stellar limestone cliff profile lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet full bready caramel malt, dark sugar, musty black fruit - prune, plum, and raisins - a hint of earthy funk, mild yeast, and a slowly rising alcohol heat. The taste is more fruit-oriented up front, with the overripe oranges, prunes, dried apricots, mild bruised banana, and pithy melon all intermixing, followed by a puttering gritty caramel malt, hovering dry yeast, mild candy sugar, and a sort of sweet red wine booziness leaching in.

The carbonation is rather quiet and underwhelming, the body a sturdy medium weight, generally quite smooth, and even a wee bit creamy. It finishes on the sweet side, just, as the malt and fruit hold 'er steady, while the alcohol retains its gentlemanly bearing by keeping mostly out of sight.

A tasty enough quad, with a respectably integrated and rounded 10 points of booze. It's got everything going on that the greats do, except for a certain subtle complexity, a sense of unrestrained togetherness, cold fury and all that. A smile-inducing entry for this calendar business, and more appropriate fodder for we dealing with one stress-inducing winter thus far.

biboergosum, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

JAHMUR, May 15, 2013
Photo of nickfl
2.84/5  rDev -25.1%

A - Pours with one finger of off white foam on top of a clear, amber-brown body. The head settles quickly and leaves little lace.

S - Dark sugar, some muddy fruit and a bit of a rubbery solvent note.

T - Lots of sugary malt up front with some toffee notes. More of that odd, rubbery note in the middle and a finish of cherrys, light roast, and bandaids.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Awful. This has a solvent, rubbery, bandaid yeast character that dominates everything else. Even if that wasn't enough to make it a drain pour (and it totally is) it has a muddy, flabby malt character that wouldn't make for a great beer anyway. A real disappointment.

nickfl, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

somewhat of a blonde quad, lighter looking, more copper than brown or red, not a ton of head, just a thin tan film. the nose is lighter too, less sweetness and more of a saison yeast aromatic than a belgian one. paler grain too, more of a cereal or cracker vibe than the molasses and honey notes i usually get in this style. the flavors are subtle too on the grain front, with fruity yeast doing about as much flavoring as the grain. i dont find it thin or lacking though, and with how well hidden the alcohol is, i am pleased that its so light, its a very different take on the quad. not a ton of sweetness, but a mild butterscotch finish, and then the yeast dries it right up, its real tasty but again, extremely unconventional as a quad. better as a strong ale i think, but a cool beer nevertheless. hides its booze well and doesnt show sweet, i like that. great bubbles and only a lighter medium on the body. affordable too at just 5 bucks or so per bottle.

StonedTrippin, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

mendvicdog, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

drewone, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +5.5%

(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
Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
Photo of John_M
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%

This is another beer that was served at the Stillwater event at Max's the other day. It was listed as a Stillwater beer, and so I assumed was brewed under contract by Brian S. from Stillwater.

The beer pours a reddish brown color with fairly decent head retention and light lacing. Don't get a lot on the nose initially, just some light rootbeer and vanilla, with maybe a hint of citrus and underlying spice. On the palate, this beer is pretty sweet and malty, with an intriguing comabination of tropical fruit, light rootbeer, vanilla and a hint of licorice. The finish is spice filled and a bit boozy, and you can tell the alcohol is up there in this one. On the other hand, the beer isn't hot, heavy or tiring on the palate, though there's something of a buttery flavor and consistency to this beer that is a bit odd.

An interesting beer, though not one I can imagine ever drinking a whole lot of. Thank God for sample size portions at Max's.

John_M, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

chinchill, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Tone
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%

Pours a cloudy, dark copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, astringency, slight grass, hint of yeast, slight pale malt, hint of banana, hint of coriander, and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of a Quadrupel. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, yeast, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of citrus, and hint of caramel malt. Overall, strong body, but lacking in complexity, good appearance and decent aroma.

Tone, May 14, 2014
Photo of Derek
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

A: Very clear pour with light orange and chestnut hues, very thin ring of retention, but it shows some leg.

S: Tropical fruit (pineapple and papaya), field berries and hints of cheap, boozy Canadian sherry.

T: Fairly alcohol forward, caramalized raisins, christmas cake (maraschino cherries), candied pineapple, papaya, modest bitterness, light spicing and thankfully not phenolic.

M: Well-attenuated, moderate body has a drying alcohol finish.

O: I think this would age REALLY nicely.

Derek, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%

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 avalon07
3.45/5  rDev -9%

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a copper color and a clear texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not a whole lot of lacing here.

S: A decent, but not spectacular aroma of yeast, malt, and assorted fruits.

T: Tasted of Belgian yeast, malt, and the aforementioned fruits - mainly apple, peach, and pear. Not bad flavor, but it just wasn't strong enough. It's simply too thin (especially in the finish) to be effective.

M: An average amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is one of those above average beers that you'll immediately forget about the next day. Could have been better.

avalon07, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of bsuedekum
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

bsuedekum, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of ROGUE16
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ROGUE16, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Griffith, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%

Poured from bottle into a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer is poured a light brown color with a bit of an orange-amber hue. Upon pouring there is only a tiny white head which fades rather rapidly to leave only a trace level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of dark fruits and malt with the dark fruit being mainly of a plum smell, but mixed with some raisin and fig. The malty aromas are a mix of caramel malt as well as a more bready smell. Rounding the nose out are notes of a yeasty smell mixed with spice of coriander and a strong boozy smell.

Taste – The taste begins big in of a dark fruit sweetness of raisin and a bit of plum backed by some slightly bready maltiness. The fruit flavors from the start have a strong spiced and almost rum soaked flavor. Some other sweeter flavors of caramel meet the tongue soon after the initial taste with a yeasty taste joining as well. Lighter notes of banana seem to permeate their way to the tongue later in the taste along with more strong boozy tastes. The mainly spiced raisin alcohol taste takes the taste to its end where it leaves a nice warming fruity and boozy flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to lower side in terms of creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is on the average side but seems to end on the low side at the end of a taste. This when mixed with the medium body make it a smooth feel on the tongue but due to the slight lower body a better overall feel may have been created via a thicker body.

Overall- A rather tasty beer no doubt. It has big flavors of spiced rummy raisins but is complemented well by a variety of other nice flavors, which all meld together quite well. A nice sipping quad.

Darkmagus82, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

jaxon53, Jan 01, 2014
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The Perfect Crime Hollow Point from Scheldebrouwerij
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